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AS APPOINTED TO BE
READ AT THE COMMUNION TABLE,
SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS THROUGHOUT
FOR THE USE OF FAMILIES.
THE REV. J. FREDERICK HONE, M.A.,
VICAR OF TIRLEY, GLOUCESTER.
JOHN W. PARKER, WEST STRAND.
THE RIGHT REVEREND
JAMES HENRY, LORD BISHOP OF GLOUCESTER
MY DEAR LORD,
In availing myself of the privilege so kindly accorded to me, of bringing my little volume before the public under the sanction of your Lordship, I must offer, I fear, the usual plea of young authors, inexperience. To your Lordship, as a distinguished scholar and critic, I know that I ought greatly to apologize. But I feel confident that, like all critics of real eminence, your Lordship will be generous as well as just, and make full allowance, in the excellency of the object, for the defectiveness of the execution. I doubt not, that as a chief Minister of our Church, your Lordship will regard even with partiality, an attempt to introduce religion into the families of Churchmen, and will contemplate with peculiar favour the author's design of adapting a portion of the Church Service to the needs of heads of families, and by that and every other means in his power, “bringing all into whose hands his book may fall, unto that agreement in the faith and knowledge of God, and to that ripeness and perfectness of age in