New-York: Protestant Episcopal Society for the Promotion of Evangelical Knowledge, 1857. First edition. 12mo, original printed green wrappers, 23 pages. Wrappers a bit spotted and soiling; some minor wear; a very good copy. Item #11429
An attempt to answer the question of what distinguishes the Episcopal Church from other bodies of worship on might encounter in New England; in part, he attempts here to counter the ascendancy in New England of the Congregationalists and the siren call of the Methodists. Burgess walks a hypothetical visitor through a typical service, the whole culminating in the stranger's hearty embrace of the Episcopal Church: "He has seen nothing Romish, nothing erroneous, nothing suspicious."