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A36449 The stable trveths of the Kirk reqvire a svtable behaviour holden forth by way of sermon upon I. Tim. 3. vers. 14. 15., delivered by Mr. William Dowglas ... before the provinciall Synod of Aberdene, April 18. 1659. Dowglas, William. 1660 (1660) Wing D2044; ESTC R36099 43,682 51

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