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A rational illustration of the Book of Common Prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the Church, according to the use of the Church of England. Wherein Liturgies in general are proved lawful and necessary, and an Historical Account is given of our own: The several Tables, Rules, and Kalendar are consider'd, and the seeming Differences reconcil'd: All the Rubricks, Prayers, Rites, and Ceremonies are explained, and compared with the Liturgies of the Primitive Church: The Exact Method and Harmony of every Office is shew'd, and all the material Alterations are observ'd, which have at any time been made since the first Common-Prayer-Book of King Edward VI. with the particular Reasons that occasion'd them. The Whole Being the Substance of every thing material in all former Ritualists Commentators or others, upon the same Subject; collected and reduc'd into one continued and regular Method, and interspersed all along with new Observations. The third edition, much enlarg'd and improv'd throughout (but especially as to the Rubricks) and now Compleated. By Charles Wheatly, M. A. Late Fellow of St. John Baptist's College in Oxford.
- Wheatly, Charles, 1686-1742.
- MDCC.XX. 
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Church of England man's companion
London : printed for A. Bettesworth in Paternoster-Row, W. and J. Innys, and C. Rivington in St. Paul's Church-Yard, MDCC.XX. 
xxvi,548,p.,plate ; 2⁰.