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Bp. BLOMFIELD, Dr. CHALMERS, ROBERT HALL, Bp. HEBER, JONES OF
MILDERT, &c., &c.;
Occasional Biographical Sketches of the Authors, and potes.
BY THE REVEREND
THOMAS FROGNALL DIBDIN, D.D.,
RECTOR OF ST. MARY'S, BRYANSTON SQUARE; AND CHAPLAIN IN ORDINARY TO HER
IN SIX VOLUMES.
I HAVE ventured, without the permission of your Grace, to dedicate this work to YOURSELF.
Such a dedication would seem to imply a pledge that the doctrines which it imparts are worthy of the best principles of our
Church, and illustrative of the most vital interests of our Religion. The established reputation of those Authors, from whose works the present selection is made, can scarcely fail to assure the unprejudiced reader that such will be the probable issue. Under this impression, which induces a well-grounded hope of obtaining your Grace's sanction, I hasten to subscribe myself, with much truth,
Your Grace's obedient
and faithful humble Servant,
T. F. DIBDIN.
December 14. 1830.
At a moment when knowledge of almost every description, in a form at once pleasing and cheap, is made familiar to the understandings of all classes of society, it will not appear to be an improper diversion of such channels of useful intelligence, if they are made instrumental to the propagation of MORAL AND RELIGIOUS TRUTHS. `Accordingly, the proprietors of this work are induced to present the public, at reasonable intervals, with a Manual of Religious Edification, more especially adapted for the Lord's Day; as containing the sentiments of many of the more eminent Divines of the Church of England in the Discourses delivered from their pulpits.