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CHRISTIAN FAITH & PRACTICE,
REFERENCES TO THE TEXT
COMPARED WITH THE
LITURGY, ARTICLES, AND HOMILIES,
CHURCH OF ENGLAND;
and illustrated by
EXTRACTS FROM THE CHIEF OF THOSE WORKS WHICH RECEIVED THE
FROM THE TIME OF THE REFORMATION,
TO THE FINAL REVISION OF THE ESTABLISHED FORMULARIES.
No. 62, Bt. Paul's Chubch-yabd,
WILLIAM, LORD BISHOP OF LONDON,
&c, &c. &c.
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,
and faithful Servant,
E. J. BURROW.
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