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THE

PUBLICK
Divine Service

OF THE

CHURCH,

OR THE
Common-prayer-book,

Proved to be taken out of the Holy

Bible, and agrecable to the Practice
of the Primitive Church; and now
Published for the Information and
Instruction of those who Dillent
from the Church of England;

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With a Preface by the Reverend Dr. Brett.

EDINBURGH,

Re-printed by Mr. ROBERT FREEBAIRN:

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To Mr. Keble,

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ou are pleased to desire my Opinion of

a small Treatise; called, The Publick

Divine Service of the Church, or the Common-Prayer-Book, proved to be taken out of the Bible, 6c. The Design is certainly very good, and as well as I can judge the Performance fully Answers the Design ; för the References are just and fair, the Exprellions in every Petition of our prayers; or Suffråges, being exactly agreeable to those Texts which the judicious Author has affixed to them, in many places being the very Werds of the Scripture, and tohen they are not so, are perfecta by Confonant thereto. I hope it may be of

great use to convince well-meaning Dissemers, that our Liturgy was not taken from the Mass-Book, as they are commonly perswaded to think it was. And although several of the Prayers,' Hymns and Suffrages inay be found in the Romish Ponšifical, yet they are not retained by win because A 2

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