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Rector of Elford, and Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of Oxford.

" Ele that desires to die well and happily, above all things must
be careful that he do not live a soft, a delicate, and a voluptuous
life. He that would die holily and happily must in this world
love tears, humility, solitude, and repentance."

Bp. Jeremy Taylor,

NEW EDITION.

OXFORD:
JOHN HENRY PARKER

MDOCCXLI

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In Three Parts.

Pænitentia est malè perpetrata plangere, et plangenda

minimè perpetrare.

Printed for R. Royston, Bookseller to His

most Sacred Majesty. 1686.

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PUGILEMUS.

EDITOR'S PREFACE.

To those who in an age of lukewarmness and

self-indulgence have, by God's great mercy, been preserved in the path of steadfast obedience to the Church's ordinances, following whither she has led, and obeying her admonitions in simplicity, and godly sincerity, no apology can be necessary for the re-publication of a scarce, and it is to be feared) almost forgotten work by Bishop Patrick on the subject of the observance of Lent. Such persons will be glad to lend their aid to rescue from oblivion whatever fell from the pen of

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