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A SELECTION

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SERMONS, EXHORTATIONS:

AND other
RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTIONS:

COMPILED FOR TH e Use of

IMPRISONED OFFENDERS.

BY THE LATE

THOMAS BOWEN, M.A.
Ch aplain of Bridewell Hospital, and Minister of Bridewell Precinct.

THE FOURTH EDITION. .

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The discourses here selected are such as appeared to me most suitable to the condition and circumstances of persons in confinement. We have very few that are immediately addressed to prisoners. Dr. GLAss E's sermon is so well calculated for the instruction of offenders in solitary confinement, that I feel myself much indebted to him for the liberty which he has given me to introduce it into this collection, Mr. BREw STER had the goodness to compose and publish a small volume of sermons for the use of prisons *. They are plain, affec

* See “ Sermons for Prisons, to which are added Prayers for the Use of Prisoners in solitary Confinement,” and also, a small tract “On the Prevention of Crimes, and on the Advantages of solitary Imprisonment,” by John Brewster, A. M. Vicar of Greatham, and Lecturer of Stockton upon Tees.

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