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THOMAS WILLIAMSON PEILE, D.D.

HEAD MASTER OF REPTON SCHOOL;

LATE FELLOW AND TUTOR IN THE UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM;

AND FORMERLY FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

LONDON:

FRANCIS & JOHN RIVINGTON,
St. Paul's Church Yard, And Waterloo Place.

LONDON:

Gilbert And Rivington, Printers, St. John's Square.

ONE COMMON CAUSE

OF SOUND LEARNING AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

AMONG HIS INTELLIGENT COUNTRYMEN:

AND HEREIN,

ABOVE ALL, BECAUSE FOR THE SAKE OF ALL,

TO THOSE WHO ARE, AND TO THOSE WHO ASPIRE TO BE,

FELLOW-WORKERS WITH HIM

WHO WOULD HAVE ALL MANKIND TO BE SAVED,

AND TO COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH,

THE AUTHOR DEDICATES THIS BOOK:

IN DEPENDENCE ON THAT BLESSING WHICH ALONE CAN

MAKE IT MINISTER

TO THE EDIFICATION OF THE CHURCH.

PREFACE.

The present publication is intended, if God permit, to form part of some three or four volumes of Annotations on the Greek Testament; for the use, more especially, of those Theological Students who shall be willing to bestow much time and thought upon that Sacred Text, and not so to have learned Christ as ever to be reduced to say—with one whose answer was to this effect, when reminded of what once were his theological opinions—that in what they have taught or done, as ostensible members of the Church of England, they taught and did but as they deemed "necessary to their position;" and on controverted points of doctrine, or of discipline, gave utterance less to their own sentiments than to those which prevail everywhere in the National Church.

Far be it, indeed, from the writer of the following pages to decry the zealous observance of that Catholic maxim, Quod

SEMPER, QUOD UBIQUE, QUOD aB OMNIBUS. But in

these days of hostile aggression from without, and of artfully-disguised hostility and apostasy within, it is of the utmost importance that every English Theophilus should perceive and know the very truth of those things which from a child he has had sounded in his ears; and this, not in

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