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CHARLES BUTLER, ESQ.
BOOK OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH,
REMARKS ON CERTAIN WORKS OF DR. MILNER, AND DR. LINGARD,
HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT.
RECTOR OF STANHOPE.
THE HONOURABLE AND RIGHT REVEREND
LORD BISHOP OF DURHAM.
I VENTURE, without previously soliciting permission, to inscribe this small work to your Lordship. If it fail of its main
purpose, the fault, I am confident, is in the advocate, not in the cause: but, be this as it may, if it in any degree satisfy your Lordship, that the great favours which you have conferred on me, have been bestowed on a sincere and earnest, however humble, labourer in the ser
vice of our Apostolic Church, the pains employed upon it will not have been
Let me gratify myself my bearing this public testimony to that zeal and ardour in the cause of true religion, which even the lapse of more than twenty years beyond the ordinary age of man is unable to extinguish, and that watchful care for the welfare of your own Diocese, which it is my
honour and my happiness every day to witness.
My Lord, with the truest respect and gratitude, Your Lordship’s most dutiful
and most obliged Servant,