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OR,

DISCUSSIONS ON CONFIRMATION,

AND

OTHER SUBJECTS CONNECTED THEREWITH.

BY ERICA HOPE.

EDITED BY

LADY CHARLES FITZROY.

“They that feared the Lord spake often one to another.”—Mal. iii. 16.

LONDON:
BINNS AND GOODWIN, 44, FLEET STREET;

AND 19, CHEAP STREET, BATH.

1854,
141.k.274

BATH: PRINTED BY BINNS AND GOODWIN.

PREFACE.

The following pages have been written with the view of meeting the wishes of those who have observed with regret the paucity of books suitable for young females of the middle and lower classes, at an important period of their lives. It is hoped this little Work may prove

the medium of salutary explanations of the solemn nature and beneficial results of Confirmation, and may help to enforce the obligations of the baptismal vow.

May the Divine blessing be bestowed on this humble attempt to promote the spiritual welfare of our fellow-creatures !

LINDEN GRANGE

CHAPTER I.

“Father to me Thou art, and Mother dear,
And Brother, too-
So evermore, by faith's undying glow,

We own the Crucified in weal or woe."-KEBLE.
“ Then the sweet day of sacred rest returns,

Sweet day of rest, devote to God and Heaven.”

WATTS.

before you.

“COME, Bessy, you need not stand there looking out from the window, when it is too dark to see a yard

They will not be here for the next halfhour or more.”

The girl to whom these words were addressed was leaning forward, with her face nearly touching the casement, and her arms crossed in front resting on the window-sill. She raised herself at this speech

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