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ReW. H. Rone,

Engraved by for the Baptist - Magazine, from an original Printing :

in the pacrobion of. M* Rome' Kentish Tonn.

Late of Weymouth,

Kurman,

Publishal by Button d Son Putar noster Row Juni 1828.

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London
PRINTED BY J. BARFIELD, WARDOUR-STREET, SOHO ;

AND SOLD BY
W. BUTTON AND SON, PATERNOSTER-ROW,

1818.

PRE FACE.

THERE is a fashion in every thing. Its influence extends even to the form and size of books. Time was when thick quartos and bulky folios proceeded from the studies of our puritanical divines. But the times are altered; and instead of them, periodical monthly numbers, just complete, in the course of a revolving year, a moderate sized octavo: such is the volume which is now finished.

But do not the circumstances of the great bulk of Chris, tians of the present age, render this plan the more excellent way? Many of these have but little spare time, and less spare money; and therefore the monthly numbers of a Magazine are well adapted to supply such persons with various and edifying matter for reading and contemplation.

From the extensive circulation of their humble labours, the Editors conclude, that they are not unacceptable to the persons for whom the Baptist Magazine is principally intended. They hope their future numbers, through the continued assistance of their brethren, will be rendered still more interesting; and that an increased sale will enable them to provide an enlarged supply for the Widows of their deceased brethren.

Soliciting an interest in the prayers of their friends, and depending upon “ the God of all grace” for his continued blessing, the Editors see abundant cause still to “ thank God and take courage.”

December 1, 1818.

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