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CHRISTIAN'S MANUAL;

OR,

Sir Plain Sermons

ON

EARLY PIETY, THE SACRAMENTS,

AND

MAN'S LATTER END

Uncontroversial, but suited to the Present Time

BY JOHN WOOD WARTER, B.D.

CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD,
VICAR OF WEST TARRING, SUSSEX,

Bural Dean, and Surrogate.

To me, to whom God hath revealed his Son, in a Gospel, by a
Church, there can be no way of salvation, but by applying that Son of
God, by that Gospel, in that Church."-DONNE'S SERMONS.

“ Sermons should be instructions, not declamations, or displaying
curious thoughts, which may amuse, but not edify Christians."

BP. WILSON, Sacr. Priv,
There is a great deal of difference betwixt people admiring a
preacher, and being edified by his sermons."-IBID.

London:
FRANCIS & JOHN RIVINGTON,
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD, AND WATERLOO PLACE.

“Train up thy children, England, in the ways
Of righteousness, and feed them with the bread
Of wholesome doctrine."

SOUTHEY.

“ I am neither so vain or so inexperienced as to imagine that any thing which I may offer will change any man's opinions ; but I may fix them where they are unconfirmed, make the scale turn when it is wavering, and give a right bias to those who are beginning their career."-Souther. Letter to Bishop Jebb. Life and Corr. v. 146.

“ What Church hath one Lord, Jesus Christ the Righteous,-one Faith in that Lord,-one Baptism in that Faith, it is the One Dove of Christ.”—Bp. Hall.

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PREFACE.

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In dedicating these

Parishioners, amongst whom I have resided these many years, I do it for God's glory, and with great good will towards them. It gives me the opportunity likewise of thankfully recording the fact, that when an attempt has been made in these Parishes to desecrate GOOD FRIDAY, they have very properly not done so, but have thronged the church to overflowing, as though they would declare, each one severally, in the words of Nehemiah, “ SO DID NOT I, BECAUSE OF THE FEAR OF GOD!.Of such advantage

1 Neh. v, 15.

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