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The

Prayer Book Interleaved

WITH

HISTORICAL ILLUSTRATIONS

AND EXPLANATORY NOTES ARRANGED

PARALLEL TO THE TEXT

BY THE REv. W. M. CAMPION, B.D. FELLOW AND TUTOR OF QUEENS' COLLEGE, AND RECTOR OF S. BOTOLPH'S

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THE BOOK

OF

COMMON PRAYER,

AND

ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS, AND
OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES OF

THE CHURCH,

ACCORDING TO THE USE OF

The United Church of England and Ireland :

TOGETHER WITH

THE PSALTER, OR PSALMS OF DAVID,

POINTED AS THEY ARE TO BE SUNG OR SAID IN CHURCHES ;

AND THE

FORM AND MANNER OF MAKING, ORDAINING, AND
CONSECRATING OF BISHOPS, PRIESTS,

AND DEACONS.

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PRINTED BY C. J. CLAY, AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS;

SOLD BY RIVINGTONS,
CAMBRIDGE WAREHOUSE, STATIONERS' HALL COURT,

AND 8, WATERLOO PLACE,
LONDON.

(Cum Priviiegio.

Pearl 8vo.)

3983 "full

g.

138.

338

EDITORS' PREFACE.

PROBABLY at no period, since the Reformation, has the national Church occupied the attention of intelligent men in foreign lands and of all classes in our own land, to so large an extent as she does at the present day. Her internal strength has, of late years, been marvellously recruited; and, as a consequence, her energies have rapidly expanded. But her growing activity, encouraging as it is to her faithful members, has stimulated the attacks of opponents, who have exaggerated the peculiarities of her ritual into defects or distorted them into blemishes. On the one hand she has been assailed as inclining too much to the practices and doctrines of the Church of Rome; on the other as having too little sympathy with the primitive usages of Christianity. In each of these cases her Prayer-book is made the chief object of attack. Hence we are of opinion that an intimate acquaintance with the history of the formation of the Prayer. book, as well as with the contents of its Offices, is a most desirable, we had almost said an indispensable, element in the education of all churchmen.

Many volumes, illustrating the different Services of the Prayerbook, are to be found on the shelves of theological libraries. But these stores of knowledge are not, generally, within reach of the ordinary lay members of our Church, and are, sometimes, not easy of access even to the clergyman. Under these circumstances it has appeared to us that a portable edition of the Prayer-book, accompanied by compendious notes, arranged, as far as possible, face to face with the text illustrated, was wanted in our ritualistic literature. We have tried to supply this want by the present work. In the notes we have endeavoured to shew the position which our Service-book holds

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