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For a Worthy Receiving of the
As Recommended and Appointed by
MEDITATIONS and PRAYERS
Morning and Evening of every Day in the Week;
Forms of Examination and Confession of Sins,
A Companion at the Altar;
Instructions how to live well after receiving the
To which are added,
For the Closet or Family.
PRINTED FOR R. HILL, 71, HIGH-STREET, BOROUGH,
BY J. MARTIN, LYMINGTON.
AUTHOR TO THE READER.
Reasons for publishing this Book.
THOUGH I may possibly incur the displeasure of those whose secular vietos 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 truly 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 apprehen. sion 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 so different, that what does not affect one, may possibly touch another; and, provided that substantial piety and devotion are improving, too many instruments cannot be employed for that purpose. I am also persuaded that the present Proprietors of KEBLE's old Week's Prepa. ration, cannot, as christians, be so destitute of principle and good will, to the public cause of the christian religion, as to endeavour, or even desire 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 ser. vice of Almighty God, as it will appear that book has already done: and therefore, it is certainly most unfit to be put into