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THE IDOLATRY OF BRITAIN:

ADDRESSED PARTICULARLY

TO THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

“ Keep yourselves from idols.”—1 John v. 21.

BY W. R. BAKER,

AUTHOR OF THE CURSE OF BRITAIN, ETC.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY J. PASCO, 90, BARTHOLOMEW CLOSE ;
AND SOLD AT THE OFFICE OF THE NEW BRITISH
AND FOREIGN TEMPERANCE SOCIETY, 14, TOKEN-
HOUSE YARD; AND BY ALL BOOKSELLERS.

LONDON : PRINTED BY J. PASCO, 90, BARTHOLOMEW CLOSE.

13 MAR 1969

PREFACE.

The following little work has grown out of the text which stands at the head of it, from which the writer originally intended to prepare a discourse for the pulpit. In presenting it, in its present form, he has been influenced by a desire to place the subject of Intemperance, before the Christian reader, in such a point of view, as may lead him to see, that while he is commiserating the condition of the heathen world, there is a state of things, at HOME, which is calling loudly for the exercise of all those feelings, which are now prompting him to display so much benevolence and zeal on behalf of distant nations. It is far from his wish, to divert the attention of the Church from Missionary Societies, to Temperance Societies ; nor can he believe that Christians, who, in supporting the former, are really anxious to promote the glory of God, and the happiness of their fellow-men, would contribute one farthing less to their funds, on becoming Total Abstainers from intoxicating liquors :-on the contrary, he knows that both Missionary, and other benevolent institutions, have been benefitted by contributions, saved by the disuse of such liquors.

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