Excerpt from Devotions From Ancient and Medieval Sources
In other words, the object of the book throughout is not scientific, but practical; not to furnish exact translations of liturgical texts, but to assist devotion.
Hence I have not scrupled to modify the texts t... ranslated where it seemed to me de sirable to do so. In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred the modification consists merely in omission. In some cases the omission was dictated by the feeling that the things omitted were at variance with the teaching or practice of the English Church, but in the majority of cases it has been due simply to a desire for brevity and compression. Many of the Moz arabic prayers in particular are, in the original.
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