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EDITORS' NOTE.

In presenting this second volume of “Night HOURS" to the public, it is necessary to offer a word of explanation and apology as to various verbal alterations made in the Psalter and Common of Saints. The reason is as follows. At the commencement of this work, the editors strictly followed the Mss. of their own use, dictated to them by Dr. NEALE, believing the discrepancies existing here and there between his reading and the Roman Breviary to have been intentional. Further study of the subject, however, clearly proves that these divergencies were certainly, for the most part, inadvertent, and such as Dr. NEALE himself would not have suffered to pass through the press. They have therefore been carefully brought into accordance with the Latin original.

The Antiphons in the Office of the Blessed Virgin, for which bracketed substitutes were supplied in the first volume, have now been omitted, as unworthy and undesirable.

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