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A07686 A liuely anatomie of death wherein you may see from whence it came, what it is by nature, and what by Christ. Togeather with the power, strength, and sting thereof: as also a preparatiue against the same. Tending to teach men to lyue, and die well to the Lord. By Iohn More, preacher of the Gospel. More, John, d. 1592. 1596 (1596) STC 18073; ESTC S120562 24,364 78

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