Mayfield: the story of an old Wealden village (Google eBook)

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W. Clowes and Sons, limited, 1903 - Mayfield (East Sussex) - 204 pages
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Page 78 - And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life ; and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son, hath life ; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
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