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A81177 A sermon preached before the worshipful mayor of Bridgewater, and several other members of that ancient corporation, in the county of Somerset At a lecture design'd for reformation of manners. By John Cumming M.A. minister of the gospel in Shepton-Mallet, in the same county. Cumming, John, minister of the gospel in Shepton-Mallet. 1699 (1699) Wing C7583; ESTC R230231 19,904 41

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