Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Preface

cover to the ebook 'Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences', translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin BagshaweHaving begun these translations for recreation, I found the number of them so accumulate, that I resolved to finish and publish them, hoping” that they might be acceptable to the public. I have endeavoured as much as possible to keep to the sense of the original, neither adding to this, nor taking from it. For this purpose I have been obliged to be somewhat sparing in rhyme, especially in the ‘Lauda Sion,’ as it is a condensed compendium of exact Theology. I have tried to give to the metres chosen the character of those in the original.

His Eminence the Cardinal has kindly allowed me to prefix his ‘Imprimatur,’ without further examination of the work, for which, therefore, I am wholly responsible. I trust there will not be found in it any serious error.

– Archbishop Edward Gilpin Bagshawe, C.O., Bishop of Nottingham, England