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CHRISTIAN FAITH & PRACTICE,

CONFIRMED BT

REFERENCES TO THE TEXT

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f&olg Scripture;

COMPARED WITH THE

LITURGY, ARTICLES, AND HOMILIES,

OF THE

CHURCH OF ENGLAND;

and illustrated by

EXTRACTS FROM THE CHIEF OF THOSE WORKS WHICH RECEIVED THE
SANCTION OF PUBLIC AUTHORITY,

FROM THE TIME OF THE REFORMATION,

TO THE FINAL REVISION OF THE ESTABLISHED FORMULARIES.

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No. 62, Bt. Paul's Chubch-yabd,
And No. 3, Waterloo-place, Pall Mall.

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TO THE
RIGHT HON. AND RIGHT REV.

WILLIAM, LORD BISHOP OF LONDON,

&c, &c. &c.

MY LORD,

Your Lordship will not, I am persuaded, reject a tribute of sincere reverence and dutiful esteem, offered to the Prelate in whose Diocese I have chiefly exercised my ministry, although it be a very humble offering. I have not, indeed, permission to affix to the volumes, which I now take the liberty of inscribing and presenting to your Lordship, a name, which, if I were authorized to use it, would assuredly impart to them a much higher sanction than they deserve;—yet do me the honour to accept Vol. 1. a

them. My Lord, as the only evidence I have it in my power to give, of the respectful sentiments with which I am,

My Lord,

Your Lordship's

most obedient

and faithful Servant,

E. J. BURROW.

Euston Square,
Jan. 1, 1822.

PREFACE.

Very little modesty is to be attributed to an Author, who can present himself before the public without feeling, that, whatever may be his supposed talents for the elucidation of the subject on which he has been induced to write, he has still great occasion for diffidence with regard to the result. Very little wisdom is to be ascribed to him, who is not sensible of the risk he runs in laying himself open to the scrutiny of every one that may choose to sit in judgment on him,—who sees not the hazard of making known the extent of his ability to those who are perhaps better qualified than himself to perform the work which he has undertaken, and are prepared to decide on the merit or demerit of his performance according to a standard of excellence of which he may have no conception, or to which he has fruitlessly endeavoured to attain. But there is a conviction excited in the bosom of the Christian who has to

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