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Way of Offices.
Every Day of the Week,
Every Holiday in the Year. Reformed by a Person of Quality, *w. Hiton
Published by George Hickes, D.D. The III. Edition, moze rozred than the former,
King's-Arms; and John Sprint, at the Bel,
T is not the Respect for the Reformer of these Devotions, which I ackno:vledge
to be very great, nor any Thoughts of advantaging the Bookfeller, for which I write this Preface, but a pure, and uninteressed Desire to give some Account, and Character of this Book, which, in one Dress or other, hatn been sent Abroad no less than Twelve times into the World.
It hath bad Four Editions unreformd from the Roman Catholicks, in the last of which is added, The Office for the Bleised Virgin, which J. S. in the Epistle Dedicatory before the Second Edition, ajsures us, was begun by the excellent Author before he died, who intended to annex it to his Devotions; and truly, I cannot but wonder, who he was that durst undertake to fini? a Piece, that this Apelles left imperfect, especially after so great a Judge of Sense, and Stile as Mr. S. had said, that It was fo inimitably excellent, that scarce any would be found, in all Refpects,