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A rational illustration of the Book of common prayer 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 considered, 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 liturgical in Bishop Sparrow, Mr. L'estrange, Dr. Comber, Dr. Nichols, and 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 fifth edition. By Charles Wheatly, M. A. Vicar of Brent and Furneux Pelham in Hartfordshire.

  • Wheatly, Charles, 1686-1742.
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Church of England man's companion


London : printed for J. and J. Knapton, R. Knaplock, R. Wilkin, D. Midwinter, A. Bettesworth, and J. Osborn and T. Longman, MDCCXXVIII. [1728]

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xxvi,[2],557,[23]p.,plate ; 8⁰.

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ESTC T121454



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