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4.0 out of 5 stars V1. V2 and V3. 'Compare and contrast' as they used to say!, 8 Nov. 2012
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This review is from: The Book of Common Prayer The Texts of 1549, 1559, and 1662 (Oxford World's Classics) (Hardcover)
Bought as a present for someone far more religious than I am, I almost kept it back to read in detail for myself! The language of the Book of Common Prayer, like that of the King James Bible, is beautiful and easy to understand once you really listen to it or get to know it, unlike that of 'modern' and 'popular' versions which are largely banal and transient! The three versions included here clearly show how the prayer book was were refined modified and 'fine tuned', it's rather like comparing 'the director's cut' versions of films on DVD with the versions shown at the cinema when you first saw them! I still wish that they hadn't dropped the 'carnal desires of the brute beasts that have no understanding' from the wedding service though. After all, I know a lot of folk like that !
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Initial post: 24 Oct 2015 17:36:31 BDT
Nic Allen says:
'I know a lot of folk like that'
'Like' as in 'enjoy' or 'similar to'?

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Oct 2015 21:13:32 BDT
'Similar to' I meant, but maybe both apply!
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