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A37051 The divine art of prayer containing the most proper rules to pray well. With divers meditations and prayers suitable to the necessities of Christians, useful in every family. To which are annexed seasonable prayers for souldiers, both in Their Majesties army and fleet. By Marius D'Assigny, B.D. D'Assigny, Marius, 1643-1717. 1691 (1691) Wing D283; ESTC R214982 108,311 272

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