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HE Liturgy now

offered to the Public, is the Liturgy of the church of England, with the amendments of Dr. Clarke, and such farther alterations as were judged necessary, to render it unexceptionable with respect to the OBJECT of religious worship: and at the same time, other blemishes and improprieties are removed, which have been taken notice of by some of the greatest Names in the English church.

The Editor has not prefumed to rely intirely on his own judgment in the farther alterations here exhibited; but has pro. fited by the assistance and

judicious remarks of his Friends. And he proposes it as a Liturgy to be made ufe of by a society of like-minded Chriftians; amongst whom he fhould be happy if his own labours in the mini, ftry of the gospel might find acceptance.

As many worthy Perfons are diffatisfied with the present Liturgy, this effay towards an improve

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ment of it, may call forth the labours of others to make it a more rational and edifying compofition.

He is moreover encouraged to publish it, from the hope that beneficial effects may in time arise from it, to virtue and true religion: and he will have abundant cause of rejoicing, if haply it Thould, in the remotest


degree, conduce to the REFORMATION, so long wanted, and now fo loudly called for in the national church


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