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FESTIVALS AND FASTS
COMPANION FOR THE FESTIVALS AND FASTS OF THE CHURCH
JOHN HENRY HOBART, D. D.
stereoTYPED BY A. CHANDLER-
NEW - YORRI:
ENTERED according to the act of Congress, in the year 1831, by Mary G. Hobart, in the clerk's office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New-York.
IN drawing up the following volume, the Editor took for his guide the excellent work of Nelson on the Festivals and Fasts of the Church of England. Considerable change, however, has been made in the arrangement, the matter, and style of the original work. The evidences of the Christian Religion, and the constitution of the Christian Church, are discussed in preliminary instructions; and on the latter subject much useful matter has been selected from Stevens's Treatise on the Church, from Potter on Church Government, from which the preceding tract is compiled, and from the excellent work of Daubeny on the same subject. In the Chapter on Sunday, will be found an explanation and illustration of the Liturgy of the Church, connected with directions for the use of it; and on every Festival and Fast an explanation is given of the particular service for the day. These parts of the work are principally compiled from the various and excellent commentaries on the Book of Common Prayer, and from a small tract, entitled, Directions for a devout and decent Behaviour in the Public Worship of God. The Devotions are chiefly , selected and altered from a book distinguished for its primitive and fervent piety, entitled, Devotions in the Ancient Way of Offices, published by Dean Hickes. The above are some of the principal particulars in which the