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(Clarendon Press.)—A. very complete and useful "Companion to Church Worship." The first section deals with "the structure of a Church and the meaning of its several parts." Here some notice might have been taken of the early use of the guild- houses, or schol.a, which were used in early times, and seem to have suggested the form that afterwards became general. Primitive and mediteval forms of worship are then noticed; after this, comes a history of our own Prayer-book. Then we have the main part of the book, "Notes on the Book of Common Prayer." The Calendar, the Rubrics, the Services, ordinary and occasional, are discussed in turn; the origin of each prayer and collect is given, with a variety of other information. There is nothing partisan about the book, though it may be described as partsinss Cathdicis head iniquus.