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By the same Author,
The Ancient Liturgy of the Church of England, according to

the Uses of Sarum, Bangor, York, and Hereford, and the modern Roman
Liturgy, arranged in parallel columns.

Second Edition, with many additional Notes and the Preface re-written and enlarged. 1846. One Vol. 8vo.

Also by the same Author,
A History of the Martin Marprelate Controversy in the reign

of Queen Elizabeth. 1845. Crown 8vo.

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Preface.

CANNOT think that any, even a short, Preface to these volumes is of absolute necessity. They will suffi

ciently explain themselves : and are intended to supply, according to the profession of their titlepages, some information respecting the ritual and offices of the Church of England, during the centuries immediately preceding the Reformation. And this information has been sought for, in the only fit repositories of it, that is, in the actual documents themselves which

may yet be extant. But I would take this opportunity of expressing my fear, that although many means and opportunities have been open to me, they have not been so profitably used as they ought to have been: that instead of one Office having been selected, another rather should have been chosen :1 that the notes and observations are

1 I look forward to being per- Ordinal of the Church of Engmitted, in a third and concluding land, and the Coronation Service, volume, to republish the ancient from the Sarum Pontifical.

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