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A30276 The church's triumph over death a funeral-sermon preached upon the decease of blessed Mr. Robert Fleming, late pastor of a church in Rotterdam / by Daniel Burgess. Burgess, Daniel, 1645-1713. 1694 (1694) Wing B5700; ESTC R15580 42,064 160

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