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Reasons for publishing this BOOK. * PHO'I may posibly incur the displeasure of those whose secular
views may be frustrated or disappointed by the publication of this New Week's Preparation ; yet I have the consolation of being fully assured that this present undertaking will want no apology to those who have religion truely at heart, if they will, with a little attention, compare this performance with the Old
Week's Preparation, formerly printed for SAMUEL Keble. Nor am I under any apprehension of being condemned for adding one more to the number of devotional books, already extant upon the subject of the holy sacrament of the Lord's Supper; because the tempers and talents of men are la different, that what does not affect one may possibly touch another; and, provided that substantial piety and devotion are improving, too many instruments cannot le employed for that purpose. I am also persuaded that the present Proprietors of Keble's Old Week's Preparation, cannot, as christians, be so destitute of principle and good will to the puba lic cause of the christian religion, as to endeavour, or even defire the continuance of a book which has already been found so injurious to christianity, and has brought so great and many scandals upon the reasonable service of, almighty God, as it will appear that book has already done : and therefore it is certainly most unfit to be put into the hands of devout and well-meaning, but otherwise undiscerning christians, To demonstrate that these complaints are just and fairly grounded, I have transcribed a few passages from the editions of KEBLE's IVeck’s Preparation; the one printed 1738, the other in the year 1742; and desire the impartial reader, after he has considered the tendency of those rapturous and wanton expressions, to judge whether that book deserves to be blamed and
fit aside, or not.
1742, and the pages after the lines to the pompous Edi-
To all devout Christians.
the truly pious and judicious have given to this New Week's Preparation, has lately tempted several Booksellers to reprint Keble’s OLD Week's Preparation, with an Engraved Title-page, and a New Print before it, so as to make that Old Book somewhat refemble this New Week's Preparation to the eye of the purchaser: and therefore the public are desired to be careful, that they have not that Old Book imposed upon them for the future, instead of this New Week's Preparation, which is published by the King's Authority, and is, by Aslignment from the Executors of the late Mr. Wicksteed, printed ONLY for John Hinton, at the King's Arms, in Newgate Street, LONDON.
BEWARE allo of a Book intitled, The New Week's Prepararion for the worthy receiving of the Lord's Supper, IMPROVED, &C. (pretended to be printed at GLASGOW, LONDON, and several other Places) which for some Time paft has been sold in and abeitt MANCHESTER, and has been published, as it is presunechy with the same lucrativi Vieres, as that above mentioned,
Eramine thy Self and
Repent before thou presume to Eat of that Bread and Drink of that Cnp. e
Engraved and Printed only for:J.Hinton according ton
an Act of Parliament.
For a Worthy receiving of the
and Evening of every Day in the Week: FORMS of Examination and Confession of Sins
A Companion at the Altar,
Directing the CommunicantinhisBehaviour and
after receiving the
To which are added
The Twenty Ninth Edition.
Executors of the late EDW. WICKSTEED,