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RICHARD CRUTTWELL, ST. JAMES'S-STREET, BATH;

POR

CADELL AND DAVIES, STRAND, AND HATCHARD,

PICCADILLY, LONDON.

16.5.1917

TO THE RIGHT REVEREND

GEORGE LORD BISHOP OF LINCOLN.

MY LORD,

I Presume to request your Lordship's protection for the following Discourses, though the Author has not the honour of being known to you; because I flatter myself they contain the genuine Doctrines of that Church, of which your Lordship is one of the ablest Pillars. If those Doctrines are expressed in a manner which may be useful to the humble Followers of CHRIST, for whose instruction and comfort this little work is designed, it will want no other introduction to your Lordship; and if I am permitted to say that it has been honoured with your approbation, it can stand in need of no other recommendation to the public.

I have the honour to be,

With the greatest respect,

MY LORD,

Your Lordship's most faithful

And obedient Servant,

THE AUTHOR.

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PREFACE.

T \HE intention of the following Work

is to supply the ignorant, and those who wish to instruct them, with a plain and simple summary of the faith and duty of a Christian ; unmixed with controversy, and level to the capacities of those who have not had the advantage of a learned education. If it shall be found to contain nothing new, I beg leave to observe that I consider that circumstance as its greatest merit. Some late experiments give us too much reason to dread novelty in Philosophy and Politics, and it is still more to be

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