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WORKS LATELY PUBLISHED.
NONENTITY OF ROMISH SAINTS
INANITY OF ROMISH ORDINANCES.
WALTER FARQUHAR HOOK, D.D.,
VICAR OF LEEDS.
PREF A CE.
THE following Treatises were originally delivered as Sermons; the first on the Festival of All Saints, and the second upon the reopening of a church for divine service on the 5th of November.
Although much has been inserted in the body of the Discourses which was at first intended for the notes, the form of Sermons has been retained, both to avoid the trouble of reconstruction, and also because the thoughts of the writer more easily flow in the form of composition to which he is habituated.
Having been requested by a friend to address his congregation on the Festival of All Saints, the author thought it a good opportunity to supply an answer to those who assert of the Church of England, that, since the Reformation, she has not been productive of Saints; and having been requested by another friend to preach at the reopening of his church, the author took occasion, from the event occurring on the 5th of November, to point out that a due attention to æsthetics is not, of necessity, connected with the principles of the Church of Rome.
We differ from the Church of Rome fundamentally and irreconcilably.
Of reconciliation there can be no hope until the Decrees and Canons of the Papal Council of Trent