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ON

THE PRINCIPLES

OF

COMMON,

OR

INCEPTIVE DISCIPLINE.

G. WOODFALL, ANGEL COURT, SKINNER STREET, LONDON.

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“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us ?
Then said I, Here am I: send me." ISA). vi. 8.

LONDON :

THOMAS CADELL, STRAND.

PRICE THREE SHILLINGS AND SIXPENCE.

LETTERS

TO A

BROTHER CURATE.

LETTER VIII.

ON THE PRINCIPLES OF COMMON, OR INCEPTIVE DISCIPLINE.

“ But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee ; for they will not

hearken unto me."-Ezek. iii. 7.

The following list of contents, an help now supplied for the first time with one of these letters, may be useful to some readers in premonishing them of its subject, as the same on a larger scale has been to the author in digesting it, and will be no great incumbrance perhaps to others. In so vast a variety of tastes and capacities as necessarily attend on the common interest bere presented, one finds it impossible to suit every one's expectation, and much easier to consult their average than their majority, -as it is also fitter to be consulted. For the average expectation is in general what constitutes propriety, or the GOLDEN MEAN, what may be consulted any time by those who are addicted to it, and what the author has consulted accordingly—as on other occasions, so now likewise in the quantum both of helps and materials, to the best of bis judgment, here provided.

CONTENTS. Introduction.-- Of common, or inceptive discipline: 1. Beginning by baptism or enlistment.--2. Substance, or process: 1, at school ; 2, in afterschooling.

IF I know your sentiments, dear brother, as I ought, you would not desire, as you had not need to be under any other discipline in your private invisible character or person than that of the invisible monitor who is always

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