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* Her plan was to form from the most devotional and practical parts of their worksha few pocket volumes for easy circulation; mère extracts were not her taste. It was her wish to form her little abridgments, as much as possible, into a whole; whether a Volume, a-Chapter, or a Meditation : endeavouring to preserve the thoughts and feelings of the respective Authors, and to give all in their own highly spiritual and scriptural language.

As a sample of what she wished to effect, she begs leave to refer to her little volume of Meditations from Watts and Howe. Happy would she be, should her endeavours encourage some of her pious readers to try the pleasant work.

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The Editor of the Pocket Prayer Book has reason to acknowledge with much thankfulness, the general approbation with which the first Editions of this little volume have been received ; another Edition being called for, it is now re-printed with additional Prayers for the Family, interspersed with Meditations on Texts of Scripture, selected from Henry, and other devotional writers. It is the Editor's wish that a short Family Service may be formed, by reading one of the Meditations, folflowed by a suitable Psalm, or Hymn, (to be read or sung) and concluded by a prayer. It will be found that this little Service may be performed in about twenty minutes, and it is hoped will not be thought bo encroach too much upon domestic duties.

It is not wished that this short meditation should take place of the reading of the Scriptures. Some portion of Scripure, accompanied by a select part of levotional and practical exposition, such a Doddridge and Henry, Brown or Scott, should be daily read in the Family; thi might form the morning exercise, and a devotional meditation the evening service Such a variety might be found highly in. teresting to the servants and youngei branches of the family, and lead them to continue, fronı inclination, as well as duty a practice from which they had received both pleasure and profit.

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rised The Editor being the only responsible person, hopes that the friends of evangelical religion will accept of this apology for the following short statement.

It was a sentiment formed in early years, that every member of society should have in view some leading object of pursuit, so far as may be consistent with the first duties of relative and domestic life : free from many

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5* Her plan was to form from the most devotional and practical parts of their worksha few pocket volumes for easy circulation; mère extracts were not her taste. It was her wish to form her little abridgments, as much as possible, into a whole; whether a Volume, a Chapter, or a Meditation : endeavouring to preserve the thoughts and feelings of the respective Authors, and to give all in their own highly spiritual and scriptural language.

As a sample of what she wished to effect, she begs leave to refer to her little volume oj Meditations from Watts and Howe." Happy would she be, should her. endeavours encourage some of her pious readers to try the pleasant work. Her feeble pen, employed from youth to age, has done little to sexhaust these treasures. š 382 bin munt VOFIST

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