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J.H. 1825

MEDITATIONS

AND

PRAYERS

PREVIOUS TO AND DURIN

THE

RECEPTION

OF THE

HOLY COMMUNION.

LONDON:

T. CADELL, IN THE STRAND.

1824.

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PREFACE.

IN publishing this little Book, I do not presume to think I am giving to the Public any thing new, or more excellent than it at present possesses; many most incomparable books of meditation and prayer have been in the hands of all devout persons for the last two centuries, and Expositions of the Holy Communion are in every library, but they are, in general, treatises of considerable length, the devotional parts of which are mixed with much extraneous matter; and the more portable books of Preparation for the Sacrament, have been objected to as too enthusiastic, or as not sufficiently comprehensive. None of these are therefore in all respects adapted to the use of young persons; but it was thought that a little work

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