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DIVINE AND USEFUL
One LORD, one FAITH, one BAPTISM.
EPHES. iv. 5.
For preservation of CHRISTIANITY there is not any thing more needful,
HOOKER, E. P. C. 3. § 1.
BY A SOCIETY OF CHURCHMEN.
FROM JANUARY TO JUNE, 1802.
PRINTED FOR J. SPRAGG, NO. 16, KING STREET, COVENT GARDEN,
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ON the completion of another Volume of this Mifcellany, the Editors feel themselves impelled to exprefs their grateful Satisfaction for the very liberal Patronage which it has received, from the Friends of pure Religion.
To the generous contributions of their numerous Correspondents, muft be attributed principally the Succefs which has crowned the ORTHODOX CHURCHMAN'S MAGAZINE; and among these the Editors may be permitted to name, without offending others, the Indefatigable INSPECTOR, the LONDON CURATE, and the Reverend Mr. COMBER, whose valuable communications have certainly given a degree of consequence to this Work, which at an early period of its publication could not have been expected.
To thofe worthy coadjutors, as well as to their other kind Correspondents and well-withers, the Editors beg leave to return their grateful Acknowledgements, and to folicit a continuance of their Support. Much depends upon the united efforts of the zealous Members of the Established Church, efpecially of fuch as ferve at her Altar, to preferve her interests fecure against the conflicting elements of schism, infidelity, errour, and enthusiasm.
By a timely exposure of the artifices of the enemy, and by a clear exhibition of the pare principles of catholick doctrine, and church order, it is to be hoped, that confiderable good may be done in opening the eyes of those who have been deceived by the fnares of the crafty, and in guarding others from being entangled in the fame devices.
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July 15, 1802.