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A95888 Gods arke overtopping the worlds waves, or The third part of the Parliamentary chronicle. Containing a successive continuation and exact and faithful narration of all the most materiall parliamentary proceedings & memorable mercies wherewith God hath crowned this famous present Parliament and their armies in all the severall parts of the land; ... Collected and published for Gods high honour and the great encouragement of all that are zealous for God and lovers of their country. / By the most unworthy admirer of them, John Vicars.; God in the mount. Part 3 Vicars, John, 1579 or 80-1652. 1645 (1645) Wing V309; Thomason E312_3; ESTC R200473 307,400 332

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