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A64744 Flores solitudinis certaine rare and elegant pieces, viz. ... / collected in his sicknesse and retirement by Henry Vaughan. Nieremberg, Juan Eusebio, 1595-1658. Two excellent discourses.; Eucherius, Saint, fl. 410-449. De contemptu mundi. English.; Vaughan, Henry, 1622-1695. 1654 (1654) Wing V121; ESTC R35226 150,915 376

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