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THE SECOND EDITION.
THE Collection of Acts of Parliament, Forms, and Ordinances, of which a Second Edition is now offered to the Public, was grounded on a former Work of the same kind; the plan of which, however, was very much enlarged, as well by giving the Acts in question more at length, as by adding others, especially some recently passed, to which the Parochial; Clergy must often have occafion to refer. Some useful Forms also, generally received in practice, were fubjoined, taken chiefly from Ecton's Liber Valorum, and Bacon's Liber Regis, together with Rules for the direction of those who might have occafion to make application to the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty.
Little doubt was entertained but that such a lication would be an useful one to the Clergy, from the nature of the information contained in it, the convenient fize of the volume, and, more especially, from the circumstance, that the Laws which are obligatory upon Ecclefiaftical Persons were brought down to the present time, as well as given in the words themselves (so far as might be) of the several Statutes
has been made of what was contained in the
Archbishop Parker's Admonition to all such as intend
to enter the State of Matrimony: with Tables of Con-
- Sect. 34, 35. Spiritual Persons may occupy their