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What Actions of Repentance are specially required in our Prepara-
How far we must have proceeded in our general Repentance, and
What Significations of Repentance are to be accepted by the Church
Whether may every Minister of the Church and Curate of Souls reject
impenitent Persons, or any Criminals from the Holy Sacrament, until
Penitential Soliloquies, Ejaculations, Exercises, and preparatory
Prayers, to be used in all the Days of Preparation to the Holy
An Inquiry whether we are habitually prepared, is the proper Pre-
Of an actual Supply to be made of such Actions and Degrees of Good,
Acts of Virtues and Graces relative to the Mystery, to be used before
DAILY PRAYERS AND LITANIES,
FITTED TO THE DAYS OF THE WEEK.
A SHORT SUMMARY
WHAT IS TO BE BELIEVED, PRACTISED, AND DESIRED.
PIOUS AND DEVOUT READER.
IN this sad declension of religion, the seers who are appointed to be the watchmen of the church, cannot but observe that the supplanters and underminers are gone out, and are digging down the foundations; and having destroyed all public forms of ecclesiastical government, discountenanced an excellent liturgy, taken off the hinges of unity, disgraced the articles of religion, polluted public assemblies, taken away all cognizance of schism, by mingling all sects, and giving countenance to that, against which all power ought to stand upon their guard :—there is now nothing left, but that we take care that men be Christians. For concerning the ornament and advantages of religion, we cannot make that provision we desire; "Incertis de salute, de gloriâ minimè certandum :" for since they who have seen Jerusalem in prosperity, and have forgotten the order of the morning and evening sacrifice, and the beauty of the temple, will be tempted to