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HIS MANUAL was drawn up by me some twenty
years ago more especially for the use of the London Diocesan Penitentiary, which I was then founding at Highgate, and it received at the time the sanction of Bishop Blomfield. But as I remarked in the First Introduction, “the prayers, psalms, hymns, as well as the occasional litanies, have been selected, not only for the use of penitents, as such in a House of Mercy, but for all who either as a body or individuals have been led by God's grace to feel the burden of sin.” I have accordingly without changing the matter changed the Title of the book, so as to adapt it to general mission work, and especially that conducted by Brothers of the English Order of St. Augustine.
This book having been stereotyped, I am enabled to present it almost as a free gift to the people, and I pray Him who sought the finner “ thus wearied” when on earth, and chose St. Paul, the chief of finners, ftill unwearied from out of Heaven, to bless this humble effort to win souls for whom He died.
GEORGE NUGEE, M.A.
New Kent Road, LONDON. September 24th, 1875.