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has been, and what she now is, (to make use of the strong language of a very great man) "like an oak, cleft to shivers with wedges made out of its own body," it is not without anxiety that I look forward. When I consider, moreover, that the established Church of England, an undoubted branch of the Church of Christ, furnishes the best security for the preservation both of Christian doctrine, and the peace and happiness of my country; my earnest prayer to God is, that she may be restored to Apostolic purity. Should it, however, be the will of that Being who ruleth in all the kingdoms of the earth, that in judgment for the desertion of her professing friends, or the general unworthiness of her members, the enemies of the Church shall be permitted to lay her honour in the dust—as a minister sincerely attached to her cause, I feel no wish to survive the fatal event.
I have the honour to be,
GUIDE TO THE CHURCH;
IN WHICH THE PRINCIPLES ADVANCED IN THAT WORK ARE MORE FULLY MAINTAINED,
ANSWER TO OBJECTIONS.
REV. CHARLES DAUBENY,
LATE ARCHDEACON OF SARUM.
TO WHICH ARE ADDED,
Some Extracts from the Author's Diary, &c.
F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD, LONDON, BY F. C. BAKEWELL, CHRONICLE OFFICE, BATH.
REFERRED TO IN THE MEMOIR.
The following Prayer appears to have been composed in 1773, soon after Mr. Daubeny's Ordination.
O blessed Lord God! who of thy goodness hast been pleased to call me, unworthy as I am, into thy holy ministry; impress on my mind, I most earnestly beseech Thee, an awful sense of the dignity and responsibility of that high office, with the discharge of which Thou hast been pleased to honour me; and that I may at no time disgrace it, make and keep me a devoted servant unto Thee. Grant unto me a hearty love for that sacred profession to which I purpose to dedicate my time and talents; and such a portion of Thy holy spirit, as may be sufficient for the supply of all natural deficiencies. My heart hath a desire and longing to serve Thee, O Lord! and that Thou knowest: O! withdraw not the light of thy countenance from thy servant, but for the sake of thy dear Son, let thy holy spirit accompany all my labours, and direct all my studies; that the eyes of my understanding being enlightened, I may see and perceive