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Salomons Canucle 14. VI.9.
District of South Carolina,
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the thirteenth day of September, Anno Domini, one thousand eight hundred and twenty one, and in the Forty-sixth year of the Independence of the United States of America, the Right Reverend John ExGLAND, deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as Author and Proprietor in the words following to wit: · The Roman Missal, translated into the English Lan
“guage for the use of the Laity. To which is pre" fixed, an Historical Explanation of the Vestments, “ Ceremonies, &c. appertaining to the Holy Sacri. lice:gf the Mass, by the Rt. Rev. Doctor England,
Bishop of Charleston in conformüy to the act of Congress of the United States; .citmed ' Ad Act for the encouragement of Learning by. Geduring the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books to the Autkors and Proprietors of such copies during thieties thereis mentioned. “And also an Act entitled “ An Act supplementary to an Act entitled, 6 An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, " and extending the benefits thereof to the Arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and otber prints.”.
JAMES JERVEY, Dist. Clk.
South Carolina District.
District of South Carolina,
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the thirteenth day of September, Anno Domini, one thousand eight hundred and i wenty one, and in the Forty-sisth year of the Independence of the United States of America, the Right Reverend Joux ExGLAND, deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right wbereof he claims as Author and Proprietor in the words following to wit:
The object of the present publication, is to instruct the members of the Roman Catholic Church on the nature of the most solemn act of their re.
* The Roman Missal, translated into the English Lanligion. The Saviour who established that religion,
“ guage for the use of the Laity. To which is pre charged his apostles, saying, *That which I speak
“ fixed, an Historical Explanation of the Vestments,
slice of the mass, bytse Rt. Rev. Doctor Exclase, :: Bishop of Charleswar:
In conform us the Act of Congress of the United people the nature of the Holy Sacrifice of the
States ostised. :' Aú Act for the encouragement Lawing by.securing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Bodas to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned. “And also an Adi entitled " An Act supplementary to an Act entitled ** An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by seci ring the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to ihe 4r thors and Proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, " and extending the benefits there of to the Arts of designing, engraving, and etching bir torical and other prints.”
JAMES JERVEY, Dist. Clk.
South Carolina District
to you in the dark, speak ye in the light : and that which you hear in ear, preach ye. upon the house-, tops
. And the council of Treat lags"a'solens isjunction upon pastors frequently to explain to the
mass. To discharge his duty by obeying thiuse disainct directions of Christ and of his Church in te best. manner he could, was the intention of be ocitar: of this work. He was also of opinion that many well-disposed members of other communions might be greatly benefited by its perusal; as he generally found them not only uninformed of the Catholie doctrines
, but having on their minds the most extraordinary and erroneous inpressions belief of Roman Catholics.
The strong prejudices against the Catholic faith, which the British government established in all its colonies; the great difficulty of procuring profer Clergymen for the American Mission after the
as to the
* Matt. s. 27.
yoke of Britain had been flung off; the disgraceful quarrels of several congregations, and the unfounded pretensions of ignorantand obstinate individuals, who, whilst they fancied themselves endowed with the spirit and power of Apostles, were subverting the foundations of the faith, all tended to check the progress of Catholicity in this country, and to confirm the prejudices of their separated bretbrew against the Catholics, and against their religion.
Notwithstanding those appaling obstacles, the zeal of the American Prelates, and of
of their clergy, had effected, by the aid of the Lord,
much good; and one of the principal objects to : ivhichtlicy'padd ås much attention as circumstances
ivould allow was.clie diffusion of knowledge by thre, publication of: instructive books. The present : Archbishop of Baltimore was particularly anxious. tq.bave .a translation of the Missal pubfisinilir Hieuse of the Laity, and at his request the venerable Doctor Tessier, president of the Seminary in Baltimore, undertook to superintend its publication. The present Editor not being aware of those facts, had also come to a similar determination; upon discovering which, Doctor Tessier kindly furnished the excellent materials which he had prepared, and which have greatly abridged the labours of the Editor.
The work consists, first, of an historical and instructive explanation of the plan and decorations of a Roman Catholic Church, of the vestinents of the different Clergymen who may officiate therein, of the nature and institution of the various cere