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TREATISE ON CONFIRMATION:
THOMAS WILLIAM LANCASTER, M.A.
VICAR OF BANBURY,
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD,
HON. HARRIET HELY HUTCHINSON,
IN THE COUNTY OF NORTHAMPTON,
THIS WORK IS DEDICATED
UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF VERY GREAT ESTEEM,
A DEEP SENSE, OF THE VALUE OF HER FRIENDSHIP AND
OF OBLIGATION FOR HER KINDNESS.
THE subject of Confirmation cannot be justly viewed without the aid of correct notions respecting other important points of Christian doctrine. These latter appear to me to be, in too many instances, obscured by the prevalence of indeterminate and erroneous opinions; and (as one error must, in the process of reasoning, generate another) I also think that there has arisen, from this circumstance, a loose and latitudinarian fashion of speaking respecting Confirmation.
It was at one time my intention to connect with the present treatise, a full vindication of the true principles of the Church respecting the points to which I thus allude.