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HISTORY, DOCTRINE, AND PRACTICE,
MEDITATIONS AND PRAYERS
SUITABLE TO THAT HOLY SACRAMENT.
IN TWO PARTS.
BY WILLIAM J. E. BENNETT, M.A.
LATE STUDENT OF CHRIST CHURCH, oXFORD ; CURATE OF ALL SOULS’; AND MINISTER
OF PORTMAN CHAPEL, ST. MARY-LE-BONE
No clergyman can have any great degree of ministerial intercourse with his parishioners, without perceiving to what an endless extent objections, excuses, and erroneous opinions of every shade and character prevail, on the subject of the Holy Communion. As far
as my own humble experience has been concerned, not only among the absolutely poor, but the middle and higher classes of society, the fear and distrustsometimes the ignorance—which is displayed on this most important subject, has been truly surprising; and it needs but very little observation on the part of any man, to perceive the extraordinary disproportion between the congregations of our church, and the number of her regular communicants.