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DI AL O G U E XIII. (148

The Commandments of God practically explained, Part I.

DIALOG U È XIV. Part II. 162


Duty towards God explained, '.



The Duty towards our Neighbour explained, 184
280 Parents for Children,

of Prayer and Thanksgiving being the Means and Conditions of obtaining the Graces and Blelling of God, 207

DIALOGUE XIX. The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper explained, 220

DIALOG U E XX. Tbe Delusion, the Danger, and the Mischief, of being Christians without Christianity, .

234 Seli&t Scriptures and Prayers,

254 A Supplication on behalf of the Heathen World,

255 A Milionary's Prayer,

257 A Prayer proper for such as desire to be instructed in the Christian Religion,

258 Private and Family Prayers, &c.

263 A feasonable Infruction,

ibid. The Duty and Benefit of Morning Prayer for any Perfer in private,

265 Morning Prayer,

267 Some fbort Meditations for such as are well-di

posed, and bave Time to pare,

270 The Duty and Benefit of Evening Prayer for a Person in private,

272 An Evening Prayer,

ibid. Short Meditations for such as have Time, and are welldisposed,

274 Morning Prayer for a Family, Proper Meditations for such as have Time, and are de voutly diposed,

282 Evening Prayer for a Family,

283 Select Scriptures, and Meditations upon them ; which may

teach us how to profit by reading the Scriptures, 286 A fort and necel'ary Inftruction for the Loril's Day in the Morning,

289 A sport Prayer at your coming into Church,

299 A foort Prager before you leave the Church,

292 A Prayer for Sunday Morning,

293 A plain and useful Instruction for Sunday Evening, 294 A Prayer for Sunday Evening,

296 A short Admonition to all, and especially to Masters of Families,

298 Grace before our Meals, and Grace after our Meals, 300



The Lord Bishop of London's Letter to

bis Clergy, recommending that Branch of the Designs of the Society for promoting Christian Knowlege, which relates to dispersing among the Poor plain Tracts on Religious. Subje&ts.


HE Subscribing and Corresponding
Members of the Society, in Great-

Britain, and Foreign Parts, are about 500 ; to which were added, in the Year 1740, Twenty-two Subscribing, and Twenty-four Corresponding Members ; an Increase, which has been in good measure owing to the Lord Bishop of London's Recommendation of their Defigns, in the following Letter to his Clergy :

Wireball, April 3. 1740."



HE Decay of Piety and Religion, and

the Increafe of Sin and Vice, are so • visible in our Days, notwithstanding the • Endeavours of the Parochial Clergy to pre

vent them; that no additional Expedients .. ought to be omitted, which may help, in any measure, to preserve among our


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People a Sense of Duty, and a Spirit of Devotion. "One of these Expedients is, the putting into their Hånds, as Occasion shall be found, some fort and plain Trails upon Religious Subjets ; such as being short, they

are like to read, or may easily procure to • be read to them; and being also plain, they ** cannot fail of understanding; and more

over, being always at hand, and read over • Often, they will nacurally niake a deeper, Im.

preshon upon their Minds, than Instructions • and Adinonitions, either from the Pulpit, ! or by Word of Mouch.

. It was with this View, that several Bic • shops, Clergymen, and other serious Per• fons among the Laity, did long since form

themselves into a Society, for printing and • dispersing such practical Tracts, in great Numbers. And for the dispersing them more effectually, they have from time to

time admitted, and continue to adinit, * feveral Perfons in all parts of the King,

dom, whom they call CORRESPONDING • MEMBERS; and who are intitled to have “a Supply of them, to be disposed of among

such of the neighbouring Clergy or Laity, as desire them; the Bound Books, men,

tioned in the Society's Catalogue, at the prime. Cost in Quires, the Society being at the Charge of Binding, and the Stitch'd

• Books,

* Books, at one Half of the Price there fet

down, as the prime Cost of each ; the other “Half of the Charge being born by the stand. ing Subscriptions of the Members of the So• ciety, and by other occasional Benefactions, * And the Privilege of fending for and re

ceiving those Books and small Tracts, on

the Terms before-mention'd, is common to • all the CORRESPONDING MEMBERS, as such, € whether thiy be SUBSCRIBERS, or not; on

account of the Trouble they are content to

take, in answering the great Ends of the • Society, by conveying the Tracts into many

Hands, and on the same easy Terms ; with

out any Advantage to themselves, besides, " the Pleasure of doing. Good.

:* This Society has fubfifted many Years, • under the Name of the Society for promoting

Christian Knowlege. And as, by their En" deavours in that Way, great Good has been

already done to Religion, so much more * would probably be done, if the Design,

and their Methods of carrying it on, were more generally understood and attended to. * And because some of the Clergy may not 5. know, that there is such a Society, and many * others may be unacquainted with the true • End and Manner of is; I defire that those

in your Neighbourhood may have this Account of it communicated to them, as you have Opportunity, At the same time it is

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