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DUTY OF MAN:
OR, A SYSTEM OP
DOCTRINAL AND PRACTICAL CHRISTIANITY.
TO WHICH ARE ADDED,
FORMS OP PRAYER AND OFFICES OF DEVOTION, FOR THE VARIOUS
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LIFE,
DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF FAMILIES.
BY H. VENN, A.M.,
RBCTOR OP YELLING IN HUNTINGDUNSHIRE, AND CHAPLAIN
TO THE EARL OP BUCHAN.
A NEW EDITION,
CAREFULLY REVISED AND CORRECTED,
EXTRACTED BY PRRMI68ION From "The Life and Selection of Letters of the late Rev. Henry Venn, M. A., by the Rev. II. Venn, B. D., Perpetual Curate of St. John's, Holloway;
late Fellow of Queen's College, Cambridge.'
LONDON: PRINTED FOR THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY, 56, PATERNOSTER ROW; AND 65, st. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.
may be well to inform the reader that the early editions of this work, which were published by the author in his life time, underwent many alterations both in respect of style and arrangement. In the first two editions the number of Chapters was fourteen. In the third edition the work was divided into fifty-two Chapters, to correspond with the number of Sundays in the year: but by this arrangement the subjects were inconveniently broken; the style also of this edition was so altered, at the request of friends who thought it too prolix, as to appear more like an abridgment than an original work. At the close of the author's life, a fifth edition was prepared by his son, the Rev. John Venn, Rector of Clapham, Surrey; in which the style was brought back to that of the earlier editions, and a middle plan was adopted in the division of Chapters, by which the number was reduced to forty. This edition was printed and published by Mr. Hazard, of Bath, in 1798. Many subsequent editions have however been printed, both in various parts of the United Kingdom and in America, in some of which considerable alterations, in point of style and expression, have been introduced ; and, in some cases, the objectionable division of Chapters has been adopted.
To render this edition as correct as possible, a descendant of the author, the Rev. Henry Venn, incumbent of