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THE PENNY

SUNDAY READER.

“ If these little sparks of holy fire, which I have heaped together,
do not give life to your prepared and already enkindled spirit, yet
they will sometimes help to entertain a thought, to actuate a passion,
to employ and hallow a fancy.”-Jeremy Taylor.

VOL. X.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR J. G. F. & J. RIVINGTON,
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD, AND WATERLOO PLACE, PALL MALL;

& SOLD BY ALL OTHER BOOKSELLERS.

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PREFACE TO VOL. X.

Having completed our comments on the Book op COMMON PRAYER, we now turn to a subject which has long occupied our thoughts, and to which our own persuasion of its importance, no less than the suggestions of many friends and contributors to our publication, urges us to devote some of the pages of its future numbers—we mean, a short and familiar Commentary upon those more difficult portions of the Old and New Testament (including the Psalms) which are found in the public services for the several Sundays in the year, and which seem to require an explanation suited to the great mass of those who form our ordinary congregations. Many excellent publications have appeared, from time to time, in which this want has, in a measure, been supplied ; and the favour with which they have been received proves the general feeling of their usefulness : but

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