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CONTAINING
A succinct and genuine Account of their original and present

CONSTITUTION, Discipline, DoCTRINES, WORSHIP, and
CEREMONIES : With a general Account of the various Sectaries of
less Note, since the first Establishment of Christianity.
Including a general History of the ReformATION, and so much of

Civil and Ecclefiaftical History as is connected with, or necessary
to explain and illustrate the WORK.

TO WHICH IS ADDED,
A DICTIONARY of the principal Religious ORDERS, Offices, DAYS,
Rites, Customs, Habits, and CHARACTERS ; the most impor-
tant TRANSACTIONS of Ecclefiaftical COUNCILS, SYNODS, &c.
explaining all such ambiguous Words and Phrases as have a proper
Connexion with the Subjects of this History.

By an IMPARTIAL HAND.

· THE SECOND EDITIO N.

LONDON:
Printed for C. HENDERSON, at the Royal Exchange; W. Nicole, in
St. Paul's Church Yard; and J. JOHNSON, opposite the Monument, '.,

· MDCCLXIV.

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