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FAMILIAR V.S.A, 1928-

INSTRUCTIONS

IN THE

FAITH AND MORALITY

от

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH;

Adapted to the Use both of

CHILDREN AND ADULTS.

COMPILED FROM THE WORKS OF THE MOST APPROVRD

CATHOLIC WRITERS,

BY THE

Rev. Joseph Curr.

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PRINTED BY J. A. ROBINSON, 44, DEANSGATE.

1827.
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PKEFACE.

THE zeal and learning of so many catholic writers having already furnished the public with a long list of books of religious instruction, the compiler of the present treatise feels himself called upon to state his reasons for offering it to their notice. Far be it from him to wish, or to think that he is able, to derogate from the merit which public approbation proves those works to possess. But the object of this treatise is somewhat different from theirs ;-viz, the instruction of children in general, and of adults amongst the poor, whose religious education has been neglecteil in their earlier years. To obtain this two-fold object, the writer conceives that simplicity of language and conciseness should be particularly regarded-simplicity of language, in order that it may be the more easily understood and conciseness, because prolixity would greatly tend to bewilder, and would also put the work beyond the reach of, those for 'whom it is designed. Now, amongst the many works already before the public, the compiler is of opinion, that there is not one calculated to answer these two ends; not that he supposes the author of any of them to

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