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TEXT-BOOK OF POPERY;
A BRIEF HISTORY
COUNCIL OF TRENT,
A TRANSLATION OF ITS DOCTRINAL DECREES,
AND COPIOUS EXTRACTS
FROM THE CATECHISM PUBLISHED BY ITS AUTHORITY;
With Notes and Ellustrations:
TO WHICH IS ADDED, IN AN APPENDIX, THE DOCTRINAL DECREES,
In Latin, as published at Rome, Anno Domini 1564:
ENTERED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS,
In the year 1831, by DANIEL APPLETON, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New-York.
IN contemplating the publication of this volume, I was anxious that it should go forth to the world under the auspices of some illustrious individual, well known for his love to evangelical truth, and his zeal in the cause of Protestantism.
With these views, I was induced to seek your Lordship's patronage, and now avail myself of the permission so readily and condescendingly granted.
Your Lordship is fully acquainted with the theological errors and pernicious tendencies of Popery, and its effects in the sister country. In striving to counteract the influence of that baneful system on the minds and morals of the people, your Lordship's talents and energies have been most usefully employed; especially (may I be allowed to say,) in the dissemination of the pure word of God, and the scriptural education of the poor.
The favourite sentiment of our great naval hero is frequently brought to your Lordship's recollec