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FRANCIS & JOHN RIVINGTON,
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD, & WATERLOO PLACE.

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LONDON :
GILBERT & RIVINGTON, PRINTERS,

ST. JOHN'S SQUARE,

SPRECKELS

LIBRARY

OF THE
UNIVERSITY

OF
CALIFORNIA

ANTIQUITIES

OF THE

ENGLISH RITUAL.

CHAPTER IV.

THE HOLY COMMUNION.

INTRODUCTION.

I HAVE already in the last chapter noticed the various books which were anciently used in the celebration of the eucharist. The particular details relating to the liturgy of the church of England will be found in the following chapter; but I wish first to consider some of the objections made to it, which, though in a few instances treated more at large in other parts of this work, I think it advisable to bring together here, that the reader may

be able to estimate their amount and value.

I do not mean to produce the multiplied objections of the more irregular sects who have unhapp.ly departed from the church in this empire, because they have been already answered by many writers. Yet the present work may convince them, of the injustice of representing the English ritual

VOL. II.

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