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MINISTER OFİMARGATE IN KENT.
THE THIRTY-SIXTH EDITION:
The Curate of every Parish Thall diligently upon Sundays and Holidays, after the Second Leffon at Evening Prayer, openly in the Church, instruct and examine so many Children of his Parish fent unto him, as he Mall think convenient, in fome Part of this Catechism.
And all Father's, Mothers, Masters and Dames, Tall cause their Children, Servants, and Ap. prentices, which have not learned their Cate, chism, to come to Church at the Time ap. pointed, and obediently to hear, and be ordered by the Curate, until such Time as they have learned all that is appointed for them to learn. . i., ? . rin ...
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My dearly beloved Neighbours, | Here present you with a short and easy Ex1 plication of that Catechism, which our Church has provided, and enjoined to be learnt by all her Members, before they are brought to be Confirmed by the Bishop; and wherein are taught you all Things a Christian ought to know and believe, in order to his eternal Salvation.'
How feasonable and neceffary a Provision this is, our woful Experience of the wretched Ignorance and Irreligion of Persons in those Places, where Catechifing is neglected, does fufficiently convince us. And indeed, where the Grounds and Principles of our holy Religion have never been well laid, Preaching rarely proves effectual; nor can it otherwise be expected, than that our Flocks should be rendered an easy Prey to every Seducer. . v . . .
I would not have you ignorant, Brethren, that Preaching of Sermons without Catechizing, is like Building without first laying the Foundation, Without this Way of Instruction, the Mind is rendered like, a Ship without Ballast, and can keep no steady Course, but rolls and is tofied to and fro with every Wind of Doctrine, and in continual Danger of oversetting. Hence it comes to país, that so many are continually hearing and yet cannot understand; ever learning, and