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A51261 An addition to the Clavis aurea with an enquiry upon what terms the salvation of man doth depend; whether entirely on faith or entirely on works, or whether entirely on grace or free-gift. By Thomas Moor, author of the Clavis aurea, living in St. Thomas's in Southwark.; Clavis aurea. Addition. Moor, Thomas, fl. 1695-1697. 1696 (1696) Wing M2608AA; ESTC R216354 26,490 32

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