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£ REFORMED PASTOR;

A DISCOURSE ON

THE PASTORAL OFFICE.

Designed principally to explain and recommend the

Duty of PERSONAL INSTRUCTION and CATE-

CHISING,

To which is added

An APPENDIX, containing some hints of advice

to STUDENTS for the Ministry, and to TUTORS,

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Printed for J. BUCKLAND, at the Buck, in

Pater nofter-Row. MDCCLXVI.

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THE

PRE FACE

By the COMPILER of this Abridgment.

M

R. Baxter's practical writings are almost

universally known, and generally held in very high esteem, on account of that remarkable ftrain of piety, which runs through them, and the - uncommon success which has attended them. The REFORMED Pastor is written with as important a design as any of the rest, and has commonly met with as good a receptiort. It is presumed, therafore, that the republication of it will need but little apology, and that it will be deemed fufficient -to give, a brief account of the work as it was first published by the author, and of the liberty that has been taken with it to reduce it to the size and form in wbich it is here presented to the publick.

The occasion of the work was this : The aflociated minifters in Worcestershire, and the adjacent parts, assembled at Worcester, December 4th, 1655. to keep a day of fafting and prayer, in order to humble themselves before God for their mi

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