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A04167 Diverse sermons with a short treatise befitting these present times, now first published by Thomas Iackson, Dr in Divinity, chaplaine in ordinary to his Majestie, and president of Corpus Christi Colledge in Oxford. ... Jackson, Thomas, 1579-1640. 1637 (1637) STC 14307; ESTC S107448 114,882 232

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