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  • noun The part of the liturgy that precedes the main part of the Eucharist

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  • In a similar way, the Preface is the declaration of equality for the citizens of the Ballads, and the ballads themselves are the voices of these characters, the representation of the under-represented.

    Wordsworth, the _Lyrical Ballads_, and Literary and Social Reform in Nineteenth Century America

  • Clement does not say at what moment of the service the people cry those words; but again we may safely suppose that it was at the end of what we call the Preface, the place at which the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • Eucharistic prayer which we call the Preface, no longer counted as part of the Canon.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • This version of the Apologetic Preface is taken from

    Apologetic Preface to "Fire, Famine, and Slaughter"

  • For although Wordsworth was crowned laureate, a kind of poet-King Arthur, for the lifelong quest first announced in the Preface, readers have followed Coleridge’s lead in evading the terms of romance there, by assuring themselves that the Preface is mere nonsense after all — a sad reflection, as Cervantes also noted, on the claims of chivalry, poethood and the story of self for the new age.

    Wordsworth’s Balladry: Real Men Wanted

  • One reason I am drawn to the complex politics of the Preface is that over the course of the last ten years my women students, both undergraduate and graduate, have consistently objected to both the posture and the terms of Wordsworth’s self-presentation in the Preface.

    Wordsworth’s Balladry: Real Men Wanted

  • I have read the Preface and the Preface was a waste of paper.

    Is Pacifism A Sham?

  • In early 1961, with the help of bookman Ted Wilentz, Jones published his own first collection of poetry under the provocative title Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note.

    The Typewriter Is Holy

  • In early 1961, with the help of bookman Ted Wilentz, Jones published his own first collection of poetry under the provocative title Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note.

    The Typewriter Is Holy

  • The Preface is shortened, the Sanctus is to be sung after the words of institution which are to be said aloud, and meanwhile the elevation may be made because of the weak who would be offended by its sudden omission (ibid.,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

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