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I HAVE read the "FAMILY PRAYER BOOK," and do not find anything in it repugnant to the Faith, Morality, and approved discipline of the Catholic Church. It is a work of high character; combining solid devotion and fervent piety, with that judicious selection of pious exercises which is so peculiarly necessary at the present moment, and that chaste simplicity and primitive dignity of expression which ever befits the communications of man with God in Prayer-as they every where characterize the communications of God with man in the inspired writings.

I consider the "FAMILY PRAYER Book" a valuable addition to our works of piety; and, as such, I approve of it within the limits of my jurisdiction.

PETER AUGUSTINE, BISHOP OF SIGA.

Vicar Apostolic of the Western District.

Prior Park, August 1st, 1839.

THE

FAMILY PRAYER-BOOK;

CONTAINING ALL THE

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE DEVOTIONS IN USE AMONGST ENGLISH CATHOLICS.

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PRICE THREE SHILLINGS;

WHICH WILL BE GIVEN FOR THE EDUCATION OF CLERGY FOR A DESTITUTE DISTRICT.

THOMAS JONES;

63, PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON.

MDCCCXXXIX.

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The Hymns in this Prayer-book are newly and most literally translated in metres suited to the Church music to which the Latin verses are generally sung.

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PETER AUGUSTINE BAINES, D.D.

BISHOP OF SIGA,

VICAR APOSTOLIC IN THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF
ENGLAND, &c. &c.

MY LORD,

NOTWITHSTANDING the very

kind and flattering manner in which you have permitted me to dedicate this Prayer Book to your Lordship, it were indecorous in an anonymous writer to express, in this place, the admiration and gratitude which every English Catholic must feel for those exertions and privations which you have undergone while endeavouring to provide for the spiritual wants of his brethren in Christ, and to raise religion, in this country, from the state

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