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I AM BLACKENED 'BUT I AM BEAUTIFUL. FAIR AS THE MOON.

BRIGHT AS THE SUN.TERRIBLE AS AN ARMY SET IN ARRAY,

Slomons Canticle 14.V.9.

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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 wbereof 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 pres fixed, an Historical Explanation of the Vestments, "Ceremonies, &c. appertaining to the Holy Sacriideigi thię Mass, by the Rt. Rev. Doctor England, - Bishop of Charleston

In conformat öthe Act of Congress of the United States; Atsis Ad Act for the encouragement of Learning, by.securing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books to the. Autkiors and Proprietors of such copies Curing Chietinės thereix mentioned. “And also an Act entitled “An Act supplementary to an Act entitled, * An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to ihe Authors and Proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, " and extending the benefits there. of to the Arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.”

JAMES JERVEY, Dist. Cik.

South Carolina Distric!.

PREFACE,

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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 In-
dependence of the United States of America, the Right
Reverend John Estland, 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 Roman Missal, translated into the English Lai.

guage for the use of the Laity. To which is pre-
fixed, an Historical Esplanation of the Vestments,
" Ceremonies, &c. appertaining to the Holy Sacri
slide'n' the Mass, by the Rt. Rev. Doctor Exclase,

Bishop of CDarleswbi in confortul Bihe Act of Congress of the United States; entidad. :Act for the encouragement of Learning by.securing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Bocsks to the Aurkors and Proprietors of such copies during the lines therein mentioned. And also an Act entitled " An Act supplementary to an Act entitled * An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by spcliring the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the dr. 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 bis torical and other prints.

JAMES JERVEY, Dist. Cik.

South Carolina District

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 religion. The Saviour who established that religion, charged his apostles, saying, * That which I speak to you in the dark, speak ye in the light : and that which you hear in ear, preach, zue. upon the house-: tops. And the council of Treat lagg‘a' soleng injunction upon pastors frequently to explain to the people the nature of the Holy Sácrifice citie rass. To discharge his duty by obeying thiuse distinct directions of Christ and of his Church; in the 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 as to the 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 pro

per Clergymen for the American Mission after the

* Matt. 3. 27

yoke of Britain had been flung off; the disgraceful quarrels of several congregations, and the unfounded pretensions of ignorantandobstinate 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 brethren against the Catholics, and against their religion.

Notwithstanding those appaling obstacles, the zeal of the American Prelates, and of many of their clergy, had effected, by the aid of the Lord,

much good; and one of the principal objects to ::whichidley paid åsmuch attention as circumstances

jvould allort was.clte Hiffusion of knowledge by tro, pubfiengion. of: instructive books. The preseni: Archbishop of Baltimore was particularly anxious. ta. kare .a translation of the Missal pubisinalin Hoense 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

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