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I should be rejoiced to hope, that this work may seem to approve itself to your Lordship’s judgment, as answering in some degree, though imperfectly, the end at which I have aimed ; namely, the illustration of our Common Prayer Book from ancient documents, and its original sources.

I pray that it may please God, long to bless your Lordship with every spiritual and good gift: and I am, with feelings of deep respect and attachment,

My Lord,

Your most faithful and obliged servant,


May 10th, 1847.

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Preliminary Dissertation upon the Difices of Coronation, Drdination,

Consecration of Bishops,

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