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AN ELEMENTARY INTRODUCTION

TO THE

BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.

Cambridge: PRINTED BY C. J. CLAY, M.A.

AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

TO THE

Book of Common Prayer.

BY THE

REV. FRANCIS PROCTER, M. A.

VICAR OP WITTON, NORFOLK;
AUTHOR OF “A HISTORY OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER,”

AND THE

REV. G. F. MACLEAR, B. D.

HEAD MASTER OF KING'S COLLEGE SCHOOL, LONDON,

AND PREACHER AT THE TEMPLE CHURCH.

London and Cambridge:
MACMILLAN AND CO.

1868.

[All Rights reserved.]

138. J. 320.

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“Concerning the place of assembly although it serve for other uses as well as this, yet seeing that our Lord Himself hath to this as to the chiefest of all other plainly sanctified His own temple, by entitling it “the House of Prayer,” what preeminence of dignity soever hath been either by the ordinance or through the special favour and providence of God annexed unto His Sanctuary, the principal cause thereof must needs be in regard of COMMON PRAYER.”-HOOKER, Eccl. Pol. V. XXV. 2.

PREFACE.

A THIRD Edition of the Elementary History of the Book of Common Prayer having been called for, the opportunity has been taken at the suggestion of many engaged in Education of introducing several important additions.

Besides a re-arrangement, therefore, of the work generally, the Historical Portion has been supplemented by an Explanation of the Morning and Evening Prayer and of the Litany.

As in the other Class-Books of the Series notes have also been subjoined and references given to larger works, and it is hoped that the volume will be found adapted for use in the higher Forms of our Public Schools, and a suitable Manual for those preparing for the Oxford and Cambridge Local Examinations.

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