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SEU LIBER PRECUM COMMUNIUM,
Et Administrationis SACRAMENTORUM,
Recitari debent in ECCLESIIS.
Epifcopos, Presbyteros, Diaconos.
cis Typographus; Væneuntque apud Sam. Mearne, Regium
OF CHARLES II;
an account of the Liturgia of Dean Durel,
TOGETHER WITH A
REPRINT AND TRANSLATION
THEREIN CONTAINED, WITH COLLATIONS, ANNOTATIONS,
CHARLES MARSHALL, M.A.,
Chaplain to the Lord Mayor of London, 1849–50;
WILLIAM W. MARSHALL, B.A.,
of the Trainer Pemple.
Uery Reverend arthur Penrhyn Stanley, D.D.,
DEAN OF WESTMINSTER ;
H. R. H. THE PRINCE OF WALES, ETC., ETC.
that the origin of our selection, for its dedication, of one occupying so notable a position in the Church of England as yourself is in the interesting historical fact, that the Convocation of Canterbury committed to two of your illustrious predecessors in the Deanery of Westminster, Bishop Earle and Archbishop Dolben (with others), the translation of the Revised Liturgy of 1661 into the Latin language. Moreover our choice is confirmed by public repute to the effect that than yourself no one more intelligently appreciates the excellency and the reasonableness of the Christian Religion considered in itself, and in its Divine design for the great purposes of bringing men off from the love of sin to the love of God; no one more highly values the Protestant principles, viz., that in investigating the Christian Religion the judgment of sense and reason is not to be renounced, and that men are not equally bound to believe the greatest repugnances to sense and reason with the most Fundamental Verities of the Christian Faith ; and no one is more deeply sensible of the disastrous consequences of marring the beauty of the most excellent religion in the world by sacerdotal errors and superstitions; these consequences being the discouragement of the faith of those who honour the Christian Religion in its primitive purity and apostolical simplicity, and the hindrance of those, who are offended by a corrupted Christianity, from belief in any Religion. May the various talents with which God has entrusted you be long employed in defence and furtherance of pure and undefiled Religion.
Your faithful servants,
CHAS. MARSHALL, M.A.
WM. W. MARSHALL, B.A. (Since our work was first placed in the Publisher's hands, the Dean has passed to his rest. But in remembrance of his kind acceptance of this Deilication, expressed in a letter of Feb. 18th of this year (1881), we feel unable to change or withdraw it. We therefore leave the Dedication in its original form, merely adding this note to account for its appearance, and to signify our deep regret at his lamented death.]