Imatges de pÓgina
PDF
EPUB

TO THE

RIGHT HONOURABLE

AND RIGHT REVEREND

WILLIAM HOWLEY, D.D.

LORD BISHOP OF LONDON,

THIS HUMBLE ATTEMPT TO. PROMOTE A JUDICIOUS
AND IMPRESSIVE MANNER OF READING

THE LITURGY,

IS,

WITH HIS CONDESCENDING PERMISSION,

MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED,

BY HIS OBLIGED AND DUTIFUL SERVANT,

THE AUTHOR.

[ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors]
[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors]

3.-by fearing to be thought affected or hypo

critical

4.-by the real difficulty, arising from the
repetition of fixed forms

Good reading an important clerical qualification,
1.-from its religious effects on the hearers
2.-from its tendency to counteract the pre-
valent disposition to undervalue the
Liturgy

Page

vii

viii

ix

ibid.

xi

xii

[blocks in formation]

5.-from its affording a better chance of ob-
taining professional employment

The degree of encouragement it has received in the Universities

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

It is becoming a new requisite in the episcopal examination for Orders

Object and plan of this work

Objections obviated

XV

xvi

xvii

xix

xxii

[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small]
[ocr errors]

A slavish adherence to rules not required The utility of the Work, independent of the system of Inflections

xxxvi

Xxxviii

xli

xlii

[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]
[ocr errors][merged small]

THE members of the Church of England justly boast of their Liturgy, and affirm with truth that no Service has a greater tendency to answer the purposes of public worship. It is however certain, that this tendency is very much strengthened by means of a good delivery. But that our admirable Ritual is not thus enforced so frequently as it ought, is a complaint which is heard even among the sincere and zealous friends of the Established Church; and it is heard so often, that the justice of it cannot be doubted. It may therefore be useful to suggest to the candidates for the Sacred Office, as well as to those who have been recently admitted into it, some of the causes to which the imputed defect may be reasonably ascribed. Thus cautioned, they may be induced to pay more particular attention to the manner of officiating; so that they may individually vindicate the profession from reproach, and, through the divine blessing upon their ministry, may powerfully promote the interests of true religion.

« AnteriorContinua »