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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.
[The pages before the lines refer to the finall edition printed

1742, and the pages after the lines to the pompous Edi-
tion printed 1738.]
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To all devout Christians.
E pleased to observe, that the preference, which

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,

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Engraved and Printed only for:J.Hinton according ton

an Act of Parliament.

Weeks Preparation
Lord's Supper

For a Worthy receiving of the

As
Recommended and Appointed

By the
CHURCH of ENGLAND;

Confisting of
MEDITATIONS and PRAYERS for the Morning

and Evening of every Day in the Week: FORMS of Examination and Confession of Sins

WITH

AND

A Companion at the Altar,

Directing the CommunicantinhisBehaviour and
Devotions at the LORDS TABLE;

ALSO
MEDITATIONS to enable us to live well

after receiving the
HOLY SACRAMENT.

To which are added
A Morming&Evening Prayer fortheClofetorFamib.&c.

The Twenty Ninth Edition.
LONDON,Printed by Assigument from the

Executors of the late EDW. WICKSTEED,
for JOHN HINTON in Newgate Street.

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