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OF THE

LIVES AND MARTYRDOM

OF THE

APOSTLES, EVANGELISTS,

DISCIPLES, AND EARLIEST FATHERS

OF THE CHURCH,

WHO SUFFERED FOR THE TRUTH OF CHRISTIANITY.

“One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism."-Eph. iv. 5.

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TO THE REV.

WILLIAM CHARLTON FRAMPTON,

RECTOR OF MORETON, DORSET,

THIS VOLUME IS DEDICATED,

BY

HIS AFFECTIONATE SISTER,

THE AUTHOR.

PREFACE.

The following Pages have been composed for the use of the younger members of the Church of England, in the hope that in these latter days, when there is so general a revival of the doctrine and practice of the primitive and Apostolic Church, they may serve to illustrate the wisdom and beauty of our Book of Common Prayer.

The Book of Common Prayer as it is now in use in the Church of England, was first drawn up in 1549, in the reign of King Edward the Sixth ; and was finally established in its present form, in 1662, after the Restoration of King Charles the Second.

In the various revisions which were made during that interval by the most learned and eminent Divines of the

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