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ciples among their Clergy cocos soci............... 321

vii. By the reform of abuses

339

viii. By shewing themselves in all things an example

to the Clergy and the Flock 6.... ... 342

§. III. Means, which the CLERGY possess ...........i 348

i. By proficiency in the studies of their pro-

fession
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351

ii. By the soundness of their doctrines .......10... 374

iii. By the piety and spirituality of their lives 377

: iv. By cultivating the amiable graces of the Chris-

tian character

osim..... 386

CORRELATIVE

CLAIMS AND DUTIES,

&c. &c.

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IT must be a subject of familiar remark to every observer of the state of religious parties in the present age, that many persons who evidence great zeal for the promotion of piety, haye very inadequate views of the importance of a public church establishment, and some even oppose all such institutions; while, on the other hand, too many among those who profess a warm attachment for an established church, either in this or other countries, exhibit little or no solicitude for the promotion of piety. It will be the aim of the present pages, to vince the former class of the high importance of an established church, for the attainment of the very object which they themselves profess to have in view, namely, the preservation and extension of religion ; and to shew the latter, that the best possible form of a church establishment, without corresponding piety and zeal

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