The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the United Church of England and Ireland: Together With the Psalter, Or Psalms of David; To Which Is Prefixed an Introduction, Comprising a History of the E
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T has been the object of the Editor in preparing for the public the present edition of The Book of Common Prayer, to increase the utility of our admirable Liturgy, by reuderin g it more generally and completely understood, than there is reason to apprehend it at present is. For this purpose he has prefixed an Introduction, containing an account of its origin, progress, and completion; and added to the Tables, Rules, Calendar, Rubrics, and Scn'iccs, a series of. Notcs, historical, explanatory, and illus trative, drawn from the best authorities, and thrown into the most familiar form. These will be found to contain some curious information with respect to the Tables, Rules, and Calendar; an account of the occasions on which the different Rubrics were esta blished and notices of the sources whence the va rious Services of the Church have been compiled.
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