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BRIEF VIEW OF THE EARLY ORIGIN

AND

SCRIPTURAL DOCTRINE

OF THE

BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER,

IN QUESTION AND ANSWER.

For the Use of Young People.

BY THE

REV. D. LAING, M.A. F.R.S.

OF ST. PETER'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE,

CHAPLAIN TO THE MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL,
AND HONORARY CHAPLAIN TO THE ST. ANN'S SOCIETY.

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

HILO

LONDON:

GILBERT AND KIVINGTON, PRINTERS,

ST. JOHN'S SQUARE.

THIS LITTLE BOOK,

COMPOSED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CHILDREN OF THE

St. Ann's Society,

IS MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED TO ITS PRESIDENT,

THE MOST REV.

WILLIAM HOWLEY,

LORD ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY,

NOT ONLY AS A MARK OF RESPECT

FOR HIS GRACE'S CONSTANT INTEREST IN THE SCHOOLS,

BUT UNDER A DEEP SENSE OF

MUCH PERSONAL CONDESCENSION AND KINDNESS.

ADVERTISEMENT.

This little Work is intended to embody three propositions :

1st. That the Prayer-Book is in accordance with the Bible.

2nd. That the Prayer-Book is in accordance with Christian Antiquity.

3rd. That not only the lips of those who use the Prayer-Book should be in accordance with the Prayer-Book, but their lives.

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