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IT must be a subject of familiar remark to every observer of the state of religious parties in the present age, that many persons who evidence great zeal for the promotion of piety, have very inadequate views of the importance of a public church establishment, and some even oppose all such institutions; while, on the other hand, too many among those who profess a warm attachment for an established church, either in this or other countries, exhibit little or no solicitude for the promotion of piety. It will be the aim of the present pages, to vince the former class of the high importance of an established church, for the attainment of the very object which they themselves profess to have in view, namely, the preservation and extension of religion ; and to shew the latter, that the best possible form of a church establishment, without corresponding piety and zeal


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