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AN

EXPOSITION

OF THE

THIRTY-NINE ARTICLES

OF THE

CHURCH OF ENGLAND:

BY

GILBERT, BISHOP OF SARUM.

WITH

AN APPENDIX

CONTAINING THE AUGSBURG CONFESSION, CREED OF POPE PIUS IV., &c.

REVISED AND CORRECTED,

WITH COPIOUS NOTES, AND ADDITIONAL REFERENCES,

BY THE

REV. JAMES R. PAGE, A.M.

OY QUEEN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, MINISTER OF CARLISLE CHAPEL, LAM.BETH.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR SCOTT, WEBSTER, AND GEARY,

36, CHARTERHOUSE SQUARE.

1837.

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LONDON : PRINTED BY A. SWEETING, BARTLETT'S BUILDINGS, HOLBORN.

TO THE MOST REVEREND FATHER IN GOD,

WILLIAM HOWLEY, D.D.,

LORD ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY,

&c., &c., &c.

My LORD,

I should only transgress the bounds of propriety, and do violence to your Grace's feelings, were I to trespass upon you with a tedious or complimentary address.

I cannot, however, but say, that, in availing myself of your Grace's kind and condescending permission, it is to me a cause of much thankfulness and sincere gratification to dedicate this volume to your Grace, not alone because of the high station in which Providence has placed you, but also because I believe that the merits of Bishop Burnet's · Exposition of the Thirty-nine Articles' are well known to, and duly appreciated by, your Grace.

My earnest desire, My Lord, has been to make this valuable work still more useful to the church of England. Should my efforts be even in the least degree successful, I shall, I

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