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LITURGICAL AND HISTORICAL
J. WICKHAM LEGG, D.LITT.
PEMBROKE COLLEGE. OXFORD
FELLOW OF THE SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF LONDON
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
T is perhaps natural that a man should wish to preserve as far as he can pieces of work over which he has spent much time and pains, and not to let them disappear in the abyss of periodical literature where they are hard to find under his name, but are overwhelmed by the enormous amount of contemporary work.
I have felt particularly in preparing this volume the sensation which I have been told that many men feel in the progress of a busy literary life: the sight of a proof becomes odious to them. But while feeling this I have been so fortunate as to receive from Mr. T. Gambier Parry help, gratitude for which can be but faintly expressed: without it the task of seeing these essays passed through the press could not have been taken in hand. I would also acknowledge that the index is his work. The Rev. George Horner has also read the proofs through, and I am indebted to him for several suggestions.