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The new and complete family prayer-book, or Church of England man's divine library: being An Universal Illustration, Commentary, Exposition, and Paraphrase on The Book of Common-Prayer And Administration of the Sacraments, And other Rites, Ceremonies, and Offices of the Church, according to the Use of the Church of England: Together with the Psalter or Plalms of David. Containing at Large, the whole Service (public and Private, for Sundays, Holidays, &c.) of our Church, with all the Rubricks, &c. complete: Namely, The Calendar, with the Table of Lessons-The Order for Morning Prayer-The Order for Evening Prayer-Tables and Rules for the Feasts and Fasts throughout the Year-The Order how the Psalter is appointed to be Read-The Order how the Rest of the Holy Scripture is appointed to be Read-A Table of proper Lessons and Psalms-The Creed of St. Athanasius-The Litany-Prayers and Thanksgivings upon several Occasions-Collects, Epistles, and Gospels, to be used at the Ministration of the Holy Communion throughout the Year-The Order of the Ministration of the Holy Communion-The Order of Baptism both Public and Private-The Order of Baptism for those of Riper Years-The Catechism, with the Order for Confirmation of Children-The Form of Solemnization of Matrimony-Visitation of the Sick, and Communion of the Sick-The Order for the Burial of the Dead-Thanksgiving for Women after Child-Bearing-A Commination, or Denouncing of God's Anger and Judgment against Sinners-The Psalter, or Psalms of David-Forms of Prayer to be used at Sea-A Form of Prayer for the Fifth Day of November, for Deliverance from the Gunpowder Plot-A Form of Prayer for the Thirtieth Day of January-A Form of Prayer for the Nine and Twentieth Day of May, or Restoration of the Royal Family-A Form of Prayer for the Twenty-Fifth Day of October. Also, A Companion to and Preparation for the Altar, The New and Old Versions of the Psalms, The Form or Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons; The Acts for the Uniformity of the Common-Prayer-The Preface, as settled by the original Compilers of our excellent Liturgy-Directions concerning the Service and Ceremonies-The Articles of Religion-Constitutions and Canons of the Church-Ratification-Table of Kindred and Affinity-A Manual of Prayers for every Day in the Week, &c. &c. &c. Comprehending Likewise, The whole Substance of every Thing Liturgical in all former Expositors, Ritualists, Commentators, and other learned Divines who have wrote on any Part of the Subject, collected and inserted in their proper Order, and interspersed throughout with practical Observations; all the Material, Obscure, and Intricate Passages, Fasts, Festivals, Saints-Days, Apostolical and Canonical; Prayers, Epistles, Gospels, Psalms, Collects, Lessons, &c. throughout the Year, being faithfully fully, clearly, and comprehensively elucidated. With Notes, Theological, Critical, Moral, Historical, Systematical, Practical, and Explanatory, at the Bottom of each Page; Carefully extracted from the most eminent and pious Bishops and other Divines of our Church, such as Hoadley, Comber, Burnet, Warner, Beveridge, Nicholls, Burkitt, Saunderson, Wheatley, Clarke, Cave, Shuckford, Butler, Cosins, Wilkins, Wilson, Sparrow, Lowth, Barrow, L'estrange, Usher, Bennet, Mede, Atterbury, Hurd, Jortin, Kennicot, Lardner, Leland, Secker, Newton, Seed, Orr, Sherlock, South, Tillotson, Sharpe, Howard, Johnson, Porteus, Pearce, Hall, and others. Including a Comparison of our Liturgy with the Rituals of the Primitive Churches, wherein our established Form of Devotion is proved by Scripture, Reason, and Antiquity, both lawful and necessary, with an Account of such Alterations as have been made since it was first compiled in the Reign of King Edward VI. and the particular Reasons which occasioned them. The exact Method and Harmony of all the Offices are shown, together with Observations on Psalmody, Church-Music, Ornaments, &c. The Whole forming a valuable Work, very useful for all Christian Families, to excite Devotion, and enable every One to Pray with the Understanding. By Paul Wright, D. D. - F. S. A. Vicar of Oakley and Rector of Snoreham, in Essex, late of Pembroke-Hall, Cambridge; Author of The Complete British Family Bible, being a real New Exposition and Commentary on the Holy Scriptures-of The New and Complete Life of our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus-Christ and his Apostles, &c. - and of the New and Complete Book of Martyrs, being Fox's Martyrs revised, corrected, and improved, the only perfect and elegant Work of the Kind. Embellished with a numerous Set of elegant Copper-Plate engravings, more highly and curiously finished than those given with any other Work of the Kind whatever. The Artists engaged in their elegant Executions are the justly celebrated Messrs. Grainger, Taylor, Rennoldson, Morris, Royce, Roberts, Seaco, Conder, Parker, Myles, Hawkins, Thornton, Page, and others, whose Ingenuity has done Honour to the English Nation; and who are taking this exquisite Set of Copper-Plates (which on Account of their superior Excellence, will cost the Proprietor upwards of One Thousand Pounds) from Original Designs made by Mr. Hamilton, Mr. West, Mr. June, Samuel-Wale, Esq. of the Royal Academy, and the finest Paintings of the most esteemed Masters, such as Raphael Urbin, Rubens, Vandyke, Picart, &c. and the Whole curiously ornamented by the ingenious Mr. Clowes and other Masters.

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Liturgies. Book of common prayer


London : printed for Alex. Hogg, at the King's-Arms, No 16, Paternoster-Row, [1785?]

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[10], 417, [1]p.,plates ; 2⁰.

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ESTC T82283


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