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A60149 Seasonable advice to youth A funeral sermon on Psal. 119. 9. Preach'd upon the death of Mr. Richard Walter, jun. In the eighteenth year of his age. January 13th, 1691/2. By John Shower. Shower, John, 1657-1715. 1692 (1692) Wing S3685; ESTC R220294 25,103 44

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