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Of Prayer and Thanksgiving being the Means and Condi

tions of obtaining the Graces and Blelling of God, 207 : DIALOGUE XIX. The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper explained,. 220

DIALOG UE XX. Tbe Delusion, the Danger, and the Mischief, of being Christians without Chriftianity, .

. 234 Seleti 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. , A feasonable Infiruction,

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

26) Morning Prayer,

267 Some Jbort Meditations for such as are well-difpofed, 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 fuch as have Time, and are well

disposed; Morning Prayer for a Family,

276 Proper Meditations for such as have Time, and are de. voutly diposed,

280 Parents for Children, 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 short and necefl'ary Instruction for the Luril's Day in the Morning,

289 A sport Prayer at your coming into Church,

290 foort Prayer before you leave the Church, 292 A Prayer for Sunday Morning, A plain and useful Inftruction for Sunday Evening,297 #Prayer for Sunday Evening,

296 A foort Admonition to all, and especially to Masters of Fa. milies,

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

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The Lord Bishop of London's Letter to

his Clergy, recommending that Branch of the Designs of the Society for promoting Christian Knowlege, which rea

lates to dispersing among the Poor plain · Tracts on Religious Subjects. T H E Subscribing and Corresponding

Members of the Society, in Greati 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 :

Wbireball, April 3. 1740."
Good BROTHER, ". i :..ist.is
T HE Decay of Piety and Religion, and

1 the Increase of Sin and Vice, are so vilible 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

People

People a Sense of Duty, and a Spirit of Devotion.

One of these Expedients is, the putting into their Händs, as Occasion shall be “ found, some short and plain TraEls upon ' Religious Subjeets; such as being short, they

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

often, they will nacurally make a deeper, In6 prellion upon their Minds, than Instructions " and Adinonicions, either from the Pulpit, ! or by Word of Mouth. . . . 1. It was with this View, that several Bio • shops, Clergymen; and other serious Per6- fons among the Laity, did long since forn'

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 adınity' « feveral Persons 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 chem; the Bound Books, men.

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

• Books,

• ing Subieniny other occalioding for and

Books, at one Half of the Price there set

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 s Society, by conveying the Tracts into many - Hands, and on the same easy Terms ; withSout 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 Eno

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 b'more generally understood and attended to. “And because some of the Clergy may not 6. know, that there is such a Society, and many 4 others may be unacquainted with the true • End and Manner of it;:I desire that those

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

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