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A50403 A memento to young and old: or, The young man's remembrancer, and the old man's monitor. By that eminent and judicious divine, Mr. John Maynard, late of Mayfield in Sussex. Published by William Gearing, minister of the Gospel Maynard, John, 1600-1665.; Gearing, William. 1669 (1669) Wing M1451; ESTC R216831 88,644 216

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