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THE

DOCTRINE AND PRACTICE

OF

REPENTANCE.

LONDON:

GILBERT & RIVINGTON, PRINTERS,

ST. JOHN'S SQUARE.

THE

DOCTRINE AND PRACTICE

OF

REPENTANCE.

EXTRACTED AND ABRIDGED

FROM THE LARGER WORK, UPON THE SAME SUBJECT,

OF THE RIGHT REV.

JEREMY TAYLOR, D.D.

LORD BISHOP OF DOWN AND CONNOR.

BY THE REV.

WILLIAM HALE HALE, M.A.

PREBENDARY OF ST. PAUL'S,

PREACHER OF THE CHARTER-HOUSE, AND CHAPLAIN TO THE
LORD BISHOP OF LONDON.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. G. & F. RIVINGTON,

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD, AND WATERLOO PLACE.

1836.

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TO THE READER.

The

SOME apology may seem due to the memory of so great a writer as Bishop Taylor, for exhibiting his work "on the Duty and Practice of Repentance," in an abridged form. original work, though on the whole devotional, contains much that is of a controversial character; and hence it has happened, that whilst the "Life of Christ," and "The Holy Living and Dying," are in every one's hand, the treatise on Repentance has been long neglected, and is, comparatively speaking, little known. Lest, however, the advices and exhortations to a holy life, with which that work abounds, should any longer lie hid amidst the controversial discussions with which they are connected, I have thought, that some pains could not be better bestowed, that in selecting for publication those parts of the work, which are purely practical; and I humbly hope, that thus the chief design of the

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