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THE LORD'S PRAYERS
THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD'S SUPPER.
ADAPTED TO FAMILY READING.
SAMUEL WIX, M.A. F.R. & A.S.
VICAR OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE LESS, LONDON.
PRINTED FOR C. J. G. & F. RIVINGTON,
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD, AND WATERLOO-PLACE, PALL-MALL.
WILLIAM WIX, Esq.
OF TUNBRIDGE WELLS, KENT,
THOMAS POYNDER, Esq.
OF CLAPHAM COMMON, SURRY.
MY DEAR FRIENDS,
NEXT to God, and those kind Parents, of whom death, which, wofully, reminds us of our fallen nature, deprived me, at an early period of life; I am indebted to you, principally, for the many comforts I possess: and am happy in, thus, recording my most grateful acknow
Accept this volume, as a mark of my esteem and love of both. Its dedication is proper
to you, as my patrons; as the faithful guides of my youth, and as the prudent counsellors of every subsequent period *.
The sentiments contained in the Sermons have not novelty to recommend them; but they possess, what is, infinitely, more valuable, -scriptural authority and antiquity. Nothing, indeed, can be new in the Christian Religion; for the truths of the Gospel are unchangeable. But the same spiritual truths, insisted on, in the earliest and purest ages of Christianity, may, under varying circumstances, be placed in a new light, and be clothed in a different dress. A new publication is, too, sometimes, read, when an old one is neglected; and it is consistent with my sacred profession, to endeavour to discharge
* The author's brother, William Wix, is his senior, by two years, only; but the writer has, ever, found in him, and in Thomas Poynder, his brother-in-law, most unaffectedly, and most exemplarily, displayed, affection, integrity, and generosity, worthy of all thanks, and of all praise.