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"Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the
Book of Common Prayer.
IN THREE VOLUMES,
CHAPTER II. Description of the beauty and amiability of Cecile and Emily Armitage. - The Hon. Philip Stapylton -his virtues and faults.The Rev. Reginald Armitage - his pure zeal for religion.
-- Conversation of the family party, during which a courtship is supposed to be going on. Naïveté of Emily. The old baronet's love of ancient poetry.—The arrival.
guide.- Education, and Lord Brougham's original re-marks thereon. - Warm welcome of the Rev. Dr. Hookwell and Lord Temple at Swanbourne Hall.
Death of poor Jenny Wray, and her funeral.-Delightful conduct of the Miss Armitages.-Poor Jenny's afflicted mother.-Kindness and fervid instruction of the Rev. Dr. Hookwell.—Conversation of the peasantry on the Clergy.—Dissent.—The wrestling lads, &c.Duties of country gentlemen.
Interior of Swanbourne Hall ; and most interesting tête-à-tête of the whole party.-Wonderful spread of the Anglo-Catholic tenets. The doctrine of the Apostolical Succession. The Church older than the Scriptures.-Our blessed Lord—the First Bishop.— The visible Church at His departure. First Ordination.Second superior Ordination. -The memorable sentence.-Outward testimony.-Distinction between the Apostles and the Seventy.-Election of Matthias.The Church before Popery.—Bishop and Presbyter.Name of Apostle succeeded by that of Bishop.- Apostolic functions bequeathed, but not the name.-—The ancient Bishops.—The Apostolical Succession one of the easiest articles of faith. - Bishops of London, Mann, Calcutta, New Zealand, &c., how they represent the Apostles.-- Presbyterian offices.- Fine passage from Beveridge-also from Bishop Hall and Hooker. Is an inward call sufficient for the ministry ? What took place after the martyrdom of St. Stephen . 87