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A95626 A vindication of the orthodoxe Protestant doctrine against the innovations of Dr. Drayton and Mr. Parker, domestique chaplain to the Right Honourable the E. of Pembroke, in the following positions. Tendring, John. 1657 (1657) Wing T681; Thomason E926_5 59,895 91

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