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Lawful Church Ornaments :

BEING

AN HISTORICAL EXAMINATION

OF THE

JUDGMENT OF THE RIGHT HON. STEPHEN LUSHINGTON, D.C.L.,

IN THE CASE OF WESTERTON 0. LIDDELL, ETC.

AND OF

“AIDS FOR DETERMINING SOME DISPUTED POINTS IN THE CEREMONIAL OF Tur.

CHURCH OF EXGLAND"

BY THE REV. WILLIAM GOODE, M. A.

Lalith an Appendix on the

JUDGMENT OF THE RIGHT HON. SIR JOHN DODSON, D.C.L.,

IN THE APPEAL LADDELL 6. WESTERTON, ETC.

BY THE

REV. THOMAS WALTER PERRY.

LONDON :
JOSEPH MASTERS, 33, ALDERSGATE STREET, AND

78, NEW BOND STREET;
AND J. H. & JAS. PARKER, 377, STRAND.

MDCCCLVII.

TO THE

REVEREND W. UPTON RICHARDS, A. M.,

INCUMBENT OF ALL SAINTS, MARGARET STREET, ST. MARYLEBONE;

WHO,

FOR SEVERAL YEARS, THROUGH EVIL AND GOOD REPORT,

HAS CONSISTENTLY MAINTAINED THOSE

Ornaments of the Church,

WHICH THE FOLLOWING PAGES HUMBLY STRIVE TO DEFEND ;

THIS VOLUME,

IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF MUCH KINDNESS RECEIVED FROM HIM

DURING FIVE YEARS OF ASSOCIATED MINISTERIAL DUTIES,

IS AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED

BY

THE AUTHOR.

ADVERTISEMENT.

The accompanying Volume, though announced some time since, has been unavoidably delayed, partly owing to the accumulation of material under the writer's hands—material which there is reason to think might, with great advantage, have been multiplied, had time permitted—and partly in order to add, as seemed desirable, some remarks on the Judgment of the Dean of the Arches. The writer believes that nothing has been overlooked, in the Authorities quoted, which could strengthen the arguments of the following pages, and that everything of an opposite tendency has been fairly brought forward and considered: his aim has been, throughout, to conceal nothing which could weaken his conclusions, but to weigh it carefully, and to determine its real value : he trusts that in examining the statements and endeavouring to refute the arguments, of those whose opinions are here considered, he has not used a single word which can justly be termed disrespectful or uncharitable, more especially in regard to the Decisions of the two learned Judges whose Judgments have been discussed : if so, he hereby retracts it.

With regard to one important element in the present question-viz. the date of the Royal Assent to the 2 and 3 Edw.VI. c. 1, it may be said here, that the result of all later enquiries is to confirm the belief expressed in these pages—that it was not given until

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