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DIARY IN FRANCE,

MAINLY ON TOPICS

CONCERNING

EDUCATION AND THE CHURCH.

BY

CHRISTOPHER WORDSWORTH, D.D.

CANON OF ST. PETER'S, WESTMINSTER.

SECOND EDITION.

LONDON:

FRANCIS & JOHN RIVINGTON,
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD, AND WATERLOO PLACE.

LONDON: GILBERT & RIVINGTON, PRINTERS,

St. John'S SQUARE.

133033

DC 27
W8

TO

JOSHUA WATSON, ESQ. D.C.L.

A NAME DEAR TO ALL

WHO VENERATE THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND,

AND WHO HAVE SEEN IN HIS EXAMPLE

THE PRACTICAL WORKING OF HER SPIRIT

OF PIETY, CHARITY, AND WISDOM,

IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION,

- AND IN THE DIFFUSION OF PURE RELIGION,

BOTH AT HOME AND IN FOREIGN PARTS ;

THIS DIARY IS INSCRIBED,

WITH REVERENTIAL AND GRATEFUL AFFECTION,

BY THE WRITER, WHO REGARDS HIS FRIENDSHIP

AS ONE OF THE BLESSINGS OF HIS LIFE,

PREFACE.

The following pages were written at Paris in the course of the visit there described, which extended from Aug. 2 to Sept. 2, in the summer of 1844, being such a portion of his Harrow vacation as the Author had at his disposal for that purpose. They were sent, in the form of letters, to a female friend, in the hope that they might afford some interest and amusement to her and the members of her family; and by them the letters were imparted, as they arrived, to two other near connexions. On the Author's return, the letters were transcribed, with some additions, in the form of a connected journal, and in this shape the MS. was seen by some other individuals to whose opinion the Author is bound to pay great respect; and by some of these he was requested to commit it to the press. This, however, he was reluctant to do, on account of the nature of its contents, consisting in great measure of records of conversations with private individuals. To that objection it was replied, that the difficulty would be removed by the transmission of the MS. to France,

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