Excerpt from An Essay on Baptism: Being an Inquiry Into the Meaning, Form, and Extent of the Administration, of That Ordinance What can be more impious, ridiculous, and disgust ing, than the manner in which this Ordinance is said to be observed in the church of Rome I copy the following account of it from the third Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Article Baptism. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.