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THE

CATECHIST'S MANUAL

AND

FAMILY LECTURER.

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REV. SAMUEL HINDS, M.A.
OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE, AND VICE-PRINCIPAL OF ST. ALBAN'S HALL,

OXFORD.

(Formerly Missionary to the Society for the Conversion of Negroes.)

OXFORD,

PRINTED BY W. BAXTER,
FOR B. FELLOWES, LUDGATE STREET, LONDON;
AND J PARKER, OXFORD.

834 HINOS

PREFACE.

NOTWITHSTANDING the many advantages of education which candidates for Orders enjoy, there are some points of their professional instruction, which make no part of an Academical course. The young clergyman is generally called on to commence a full course of ministerial duty, qualified indeed with a competency of learning, but without that gradual practical training, by which men of all other professions are initiated into business. Clients are slow in trusting the inexperienced barrister; and the young physician's practice is limited for many years to a small number of patients; but the young minister of the Gospel is, for the most part, summoned from the abstract speculations

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