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BY THE REV.
WILLIAM GRESLEY, M.A.
ECCLESIASTES ANGLICANUS, A TREATISE ON PREACHING.
"From both love and hate,
Affections vile, low cares, and envy's blight,
My ears in all thy lessons read aright,
My dull heart understand, and I obey,
Following where'er THE CHURCH hath marked the Ancient Way."
PRINTED FOR J. G. & F. RIVINGTON,
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD,
AND WATERLOO PLACE, PALL MALL.
THE present Volume is an attempt to paint the feelings, habits of thought, and mode of action, which naturally flow from a sincere attachment to the system of belief and discipline adopted in our Church.
Church principles have been so much discussed of late, that I would willingly have passed over that part of the subject; but daily experience proves that they are still very imperfectly understood, or little considered, by the mass of those who call themselves Churchmen. I have therefore devoted some Chapters in the earlier part of the work, to a brief, though not a careless or hasty, discussion of the principles of the