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THE PARISH CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS,
In the Mornings of PALM-SUNDAY and GOOD-FRIDAY,
In the Years 1803, 1804, and 1806.
By RICHARD MANT, D.D.
RECTOR OF THE PARISH.
Printed for F. C. and J. RIVINGTON, No. 62, St. Paul's
By T. SKELTON, High-Street, Southampton.
For whose Use they were more immediately compiled, and by whom they were heard with peculiar Attention,
OCCURRENCES OF THE PASSION-WEEK,
Not merely to prevent the Infringement, but also to promote the Observance, of the Solemnity of that Holy Season,
Are dedicated by
The faithful Minister of the former,
And the affectionate Friend of them all,
I little new
submitting the following Lectures to the pe
besides, as far as I can recollect, the choice of the time when they were delivered; never having seen any discourses which were preached particularly at that season, with the single exception perhaps of some LECTURES on the EPISTLES, appointed for the Service of the CHURCH of ENGLAND on the Days of PASSION-WEEK, EASTER EVEN, and EASTER SUNDAY, by DANIEL SANDFORD, D. D. Minister of Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh*; which, as they were composed for, were probably delivered on, those days.
As my design in collecting these Lectures had a more immediate regard to my own parishioners in particular, and then to the inhabitants of the town of Southampton in general, without any idea of their being ever sent to the press; in order to facilitate the work I had undertaken, I not only adopted the thoughts, but frequently borrowed expressions, and even incorporated whole passages from the several authors which lay before me, rather solicitous to prepare an useful, than aspiring to produce an original, work.
The serious attention which had been shown to them, when they were delivered from the pulpit, led me, after I had first preached them in the year
*Now a Bishop in the Scotch Episcopal Church.