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A57648 A centurie of divine meditations upon predestination and its adjuncts wherein are shewed the comfortable uses of this doctrine : to which are annexed sixteen meditations upon Gods justice and mercy / Alexander Ross. Ross, Alexander, 1591-1654. 1646 (1646) Wing R1948; ESTC R1065 34,757 168

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