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Liber Pontificalis

OF

EDMUND LACY, BISHOP OF EXETER:

A Manuscript of the Fourteenth Century:

PRINTED FROM THE ORIGINAL, IN THE POSSESSION OF THE

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PREFACE.

THE motive which induced me to ask the permission of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter, to print and publish their Manuscript of Bishop Lacy's Pontifical, was simply a desire to make better known the ancient Rituals of the English Church. It is, I believe, the first perfect Pontifical offered to the Public, and may be found a valuable addition to the collections of those who take an interest in tracing out her History.

Through the very kind and unremitting assistance of my much esteemed friends, the Rev. George Oliver, D. D., and Pitman Jones, Esq., I have been enabled, amidst professional avocations, to accomplish the task, and I beg each of them to accept this public acknowledgment of my obligations.

Exeter, January 1st, 1847.

RALPH BARNES.

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