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A MANUAL

OF

RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION,

TO

ASSIST PARENTS IN PREPARING THEIR CHILDREN

FOR THE

RITE OF CONFIRMATION,

AND THE MORE SOLEMN DUTY OF RECEIVING THE SACRAMENT OF

THE LORD'S SUPPER.

PY A

LAY MEMBER OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND.

“ So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our heart
unto wisdom."-Ps. xc. 12.

“An unwise man doth not well consider this; and a fool doth no
understand it."-Ps. xcii. 6.

LONDON:
J. HATCHARD AND SON, 187, PICCADILLY.

1832.

LONDON:

IBOTSON AND PALMER, PRINTERS, SAVOY STREET, STRAND.

PREFACE.

It will be necessary to say a few words, by
way of Preface, to the following Manual.
That it has no claim to authorship, must be
evident to those who are conversant with
works which have appeared of late years
on religious subjects, and from which this is,
in some measure, only a compilation. The
object, then, of the writer, in putting the
subject into its present form, (which compre-
hends little besides the heads of lectures upon
revealed religion,) was, in the first instance,
to assist him in the religious instruction which
he is giving to his children ; and, in the next
place, to engage parents in general to follow

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