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Jose Marrer Treat
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fiftyone, by
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the Eastern
District of Pennsylvania.
A FEW words will suffice to explain the occasion and object of the present Work.
The Master of a Grammar School, in catechizing his scholars in the higher classes, has to contend with a difficulty arising from the want of books suited to his purpose.
It is well known that the Expositions of the Catechism of the Church of England, which are in most common use in our Grammar Schools, were not designed for persons who have made any proficiency in the Greek or Latin languages; and it is obvious, therefore, that these treatises are not able to convey to the classical student all that instruction and satisfaction which he could not fail to derive from the application of his literary attainments to the illustration of sacred truth.
It may also be observed, that although the CHURCH CATECHISM, by means of the Ninth and Tenth Articles of the Apostles' Creed, viz.: The Holy Catholic Church, The Communion of Saints, and The Forgiveness of Sins,--and of the questions which it contains on the Christian Sacraments, naturally leads a Teacher, with the book of Common Prayer in his hands, to such a series of inquiries concern