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SPIRIT AND CONSTITUTION

OF

THE CHURCH;

IN THEIR RELATION TO THE GENERAL WELFARE

OF THE STATE.

BY THE Rev. CHARLES MACKIE, M.A.,

RECTOR OF QUARLEY, HANTS, AND DOMESTIC CHAPLAIN TO HIS ROYAL

HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF CLARENCE.

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LONDON: Printed by WILLIAM CLOWES,

14, Charing Cross.

TO THE RIGHT REVEREND

SIR GEORGE PRETYMAN TOMLINE, Bart.,

LORD BISHOP OF WINCHESTER,

PRELATE OF THE ORDER OF THE GARTER,

&c. &c. &c.

MY LORD,

The observations which I have now the honour of submitting to your Lordship, are presented with the conviction that there is no one to whom they could have been with more propriety addressed.

The Church has been indebted to your Lordship for the fullest exposition of those enlightened views, to which, as seeming to be demanded by existing circumstances, I have humbly endeavoured to recall attention. From your Lordship, also, has emanated one of the most signal proofs of that beneficial agency, which, under so many and such important forms, the Church exerts upon e general weal. In cultivating so successfully, the

ts of that illustrious statesman with whose name

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