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OF THE LEARNED AND JUDICIOUS
1. LAW AND OBEDIENCE NECESSARY TO ORDER IN CHURCH
2. THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND, HER LITURGY, RITES, AND
3. CHRISTIAN FAITH AND DUTY,
BY THE REV. HENRY CLISSOLD, M.A.
MINISTER OF STOCKWELL CHAPEL, LAMBETH.
PRINTED FOR C. J. G. & F. RIVINGTON,
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD,
AND WATERLOO-PLACE, PALL-MALL.
TO HIS GRACE
THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY
THIS LITTLE VOLUME OF SELECTIONS
FROM THE WORKS OF
THE JUDICIOUS AND LEARNED HOOKER,
MOST RESPECTFULLY AND HUMBLY
The writings of the learned and judicious Hooker have been to many a sealed book. His reasonings are frequently very abstruse, his researches exceedingly profound, and many subjects of his discussion not calculated to arrest the attention of the ordinary reader: and yet his works abound with the most important practical truths, developed in the plainest and most forcible manner. These are now selected and presented to the reader in this little volume.
The first three chapters of it, after having shewn the existence and attributes of the Supreme Being, proceed to prove, that what is usually called the Law of Nature is none other than the Law of God, and that an Obedience to that Law is essential to Order in the moral, as well as in the material world, and consequently in every civil and religious community.
It is deeply to be lamented that these subjects have not yet been sufficiently regarded in a course of general instruction; as a right knowledge and