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REASONS for publishing this BOOK. THO' I may poffibly incur the difpleasure of those whofe fecular

views may be fruftrated or disappointed by the publication of this NEW Week's Preparation; yet I have the confolation of being fully affured, that this prefent undertaking will want no apology to those who have religion truely at heart, if they will, with a little attention, compare this performance with the Old Week's Preparation, formerly printed for SAMUEL KEBLE. Nor am I under any apprehenfion of being condemned for adding one more to the number of devotional books, already extant upon the fubject of the holy facrament of the Lord's Supper; because the tempers and talents of men are fa different, that what does not affect one may poffibly touch another; and, provided that fubftantial piety and devotion are improving, too many inftruments cannot le employed for that purpofe. I am also perfuaded that the present Proprietors of KEBLE'S Old Week's Preparation, cannot, as chriftians, be fo deftitute of principle and good-will to the public caufe of the chriftian religion, as to endeavour, or even defire the continuance of a book which has already been found fo injurious to chriftianity, and has brought fo great and many fcandals upon the reasonable fervice of almighty God, as it will ap pear that book has already done: and therefore it is certainly moft unfit to be put into the hands of devout and well-meaning, but otherwife undifcerning chriftians. To demonftrate that thefe complaints are just and fairly grounded, I have tranfcribed a few paffages from the editions of KEBLE's IVeck's Preparation; the one printed 1738, the other in the year 1742; and defire the impartial reader, after he has confidered the tendency of those. rapturous and wanton expreffions, to judge whether that book deferves to be blamed and fet afide, or not.

[The pages before the lines refer to the finall edition printed 1742, and the pages after the lines to the pompous Edition printed 1738.]

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which the truly pious and judicious have given to this NEW Week's Preparation, has lately tempted several Bookfellers to reprint Keble's OLD Week's Preparation, with an Engraved Title-page, and a New Print before it, fo as to make that OLD Book fomewhat refemble this NEW Week's Preparation to the eye of the purchafer: and therefore the public are defired to be careful, that they have not that OLD Book impofed upon them for the future, inftead of this NEW Week's Preparation, which is published by the King's Authority, and is, by Affignment from the Executors of the late Mr. Wicksteed, printed ONLY for John Hinton, at the King's Arms, in Newgate Street, LONDON.

BEWARE alfo of a Book intitled, The New Week's Preparation for the worthy receiving of the Lord's Supper, IMPROVED, &c. (pretended to be printed at GLASGOW, LONDON, and several other Places) which for fome Time past has been fold in and about MANCHESTER, and has been published, as it is prefumed, with the fame lucrative Views, as that above mentioned,

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Engraved and Printed only for J.Hinton, according to~ an Act of Parliament.

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Week's Preparation

For a Worthy receiving of the

Lord's Supper

As

Recommended and Appointed

By the

CHURCH of ENGLAND;
Confifting of

MEDITATIONS and PRAYERS for the Morning and Evening of every Day in the Week:

WITH

FORMS of Examination and Confeffion of Sins,

AND

A Companion at the Altar,

Directing the Communicant in his Behaviour and
Devotions at the LORDS TABLE;

ALSO

MEDITATIONS to enable us to live well
after receiving the

HOLY SACRAMENT.
To which are added

A Morning & Evening Prayer for the Clofet orFamily.&c.
The Twenty Ninth Edition.

LONDON,Printed by Afsignment from the
Executors of the late EDW? WICKSTEED,
for JOHN HINTON in Newgate Street.

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