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THOUGHTS IN VERSE
SUNDAYS AND HOLYDAYS
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength. Isaiah xxx. 15.
FOR J. PARKER;
NEXT to a sound rule of faith, there is nothing of so much consequence as a sober standard of feeling in matters of practical religion: and it is the peculiar happiness of the Church of England to possess, in her authorized formularies, an ample and secure provision for both. But in times of much leisure and unbounded curiosity, when excitement of every kind is sought after with a morbid eagerness, this part of the merit of our Liturgy is likely in some measure to be lost, on many even of its sincere admirers: the very tempers, which most require such discipline, setting themselves, in general, most decidedly against it.
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