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A26153 The power of charity to cover sin a sermon preach'd before the President and Governors of Bridewell and Bethlehem, in Bridewell-Chapel, August xvi, 1694, being the election-day / by Francis Atterbvry ... Atterbury, Francis, 1662-1732. 1694 (1694) Wing A4150; ESTC R22865 16,602 27

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