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boot comfort her, honour, and keep to love, cherish, and to obey, learis o long as ye both shall live?

gether in Matrimony, ye do 1 Tben pall the Minister say, now confess it. For be ye well

Who giveth this Woman to assured, that so many as are be married to this Man? coupled together otherwise than God's word doth allow, are not

1 Tben Mall they give their trotb

to each oxber in i bis manner. joined together by God, neither is their Matrimony lawful. 9 The Minister receiving the Wo

man ai ber

, farber's or friend's 9 At wbich day of Marriage, if bands, foall cause the Man with any man do alledge and declare

bis right hand to take the Woany impediment wby, they may man by ber right band, and 1. not be coupled rogerber in ma Jay after bim as followerb. trimony, by God's Law, or the

M. take thee N. to my wed. Laws of ibis Realm; and will be bourd, and fufficient sureties from this day forward, for bet

ded wife, to have and to hold with bim, to the parties, or elje ter for worse, for richer for put in a caution (to the full value of such charges as the per- to love and to cherith, till deatli

poorer, in sickness and in health, fons io be married do thereby Sur us do part, according to God's Rain) to prove bis allegation : holy ordinance; and thereto I then the solemnization must be

plight thee my troth.
deferred until such time as the
truth be tried.

9 Then fall they loose their hands,

and the Woman with ber right f If no impediment be alledged,

band taking tbe Man by bis right then shall ibe Curate say unto the

band, shall likewise say after the Man,

Minister, 1.W 'Womatko thy wedded I Sed haband, to have and to nity wife, to live together after God's hold from this day forward, for

ordinance, in the holy estate of better, for worse, for richer for Matrimony. Wilt thou love

her, poorer, in sickness and in health, her in fickness and in health, till death us do part, according and forfaking all other, keep to God's holy ordinance; and thee only unto her, so long as thereto I give thee my troth. ye both shall live?

I Then shall tbey again loose their I The Man skall answer, I will.

bands, and the Man mall give 9 Then fall tbe Priest say unto the unto the Woman a Ring, laying Woman,

the fame upon obe Book, with the N. Wher thou have this accustomed duty to the Pries and

Clerk. And the Priest taking the husband, to live together after Ring, fall deliver it unto the God's ordinance in the holy Man, to put it upon the fourth iftate of Matrimony ? Wilt thou finger of the Woman's left band. bey him, serve him, love, ho And the Man þolding ibe Ring

there, and taught by the Priest, arge ind

in health; and forsaking all pall Jay : ther, keep thee only unto him,

TITH this Ring I thee wed,

with my body I thee
1 The Woman fhall answer, worship, and with all my world-
I will.
ly goodś 1 thee endow : In the


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Name of the Father, and of the 'And the Minister frall adi bis
Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

YOD the Father, God the Son, 1 Tben'the Man laving the Ring preserve, and keep you; the

upon the fourth finger of the Lord mercifully with his favour Woman's left hand, thrý fall look upon you; and so fill you both kne?! down, and tee Mi- with all spiritual benediction nister frall say,

and grace, that ye may so live et us pray.

together in this life, that in the 0 Etern

God, creator and world to come ye may have life preserver of all mankind, everlasting. Amen, giver of all spiritual grace, the author of everlasting life ; Send . Then the Minister or Clerks gothy blessing upon these thy


ing to the Lord's Table, fball Jay vants, this Man and this Wo

cording the Psalm following:

Beati omnes, Þfal. 128. Name "that as Ifaac and Re Blented and and walk in this becca, lived faithfully together, D so these persons may surely per

ways. forin and keep the vow and of thine hands : 0 well is the”,

For thou shalt eat the labour covenant betwixt them made, and happy shalt thou be. (whereof this Ring given and received is a token and pledge ;) ful vine: upon the walls of thine

Thy wife shall be as the fruit and may ever remain in per- house. feet love and peace together, and live according to thy laws, branches :

Thy children like the olive

round about thy through Jesus Christ our Lord. Anien.


Lo, thus shall the man be

blessed ; that feareth the Lord, Then shall the Priest join their

The Lord from out of Sion right bands together and say, i

Thall so bless thee : that thou . Those whom God hath join malt see Jerusalem in prosperity ed together, let no man put a- all thy life long; funder.

Yea, that thou thalt see thy I Then fall the Minister Speak

children's children : and peace unto the People:

Glory be to the Father, Ci. Focaffenreda sogether in holy

As it was in the, oC. wedlock, and have witne led

Or ibis Pfalm. the same before God and this Deus misexcatur. Pfal. 67. company, and thereto have gi OD be merciful unto us, and ven and pledged their troth either to other, and have declar- light of his countenance, and be ed the same by giving and recei- merciful unto us. ving of a Ring, and by join That thy way may be known ing of hands; I pronounce that upon earth : thy saving health they be man and wife together, among all nations. In the Name of the Father, and Let the people praise thee, O of the Son, and of the Holy God : yea, let all the people Ghoft. Amen.

praise thee.


upon Ifrael,

Olet the nations rejoice and

Minifter. be glad: for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern


}faac, God of Jacob, biels the nations upon earth.

these thy servants, and row the Let the people praise thee, O feed of eternal' life in their God: let all the people praise hearts, that whatsoever in thy .thee.

holy word they shall profitably Then fall the earth bring learn, they may indeed fulfil the forth her increase : and God, fame. Look, O Lord, mercifully even our own God, hall give upon them from leaven, and us his bleffing.

bless them. And as thou didit God shall bless us : and all the fend thy blessing upon Abraham ends of the world fall fear him. and Sarah, to their great com

Glory be to the Father, &c. fort: fo vouchsafe to send thy

As it was in the beginning, &c. blessing upon these thy servants, 1 Tbe Pfalm ended, and the Man that they obeying thy will, and

and the woman kneeling before alway being in safety under thy the Lord's Table, tbe Priest protection, may abide in thy love ftanding at tbe Table, and turn unto their lives end, through ing bis face towards íbem, mall Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. fay, Lord, have mercy upon us.

4 This Prayer next following Answer. Christ, have mercy

pall be omitted, where the Wo.

man is past child-bearing: upon us. bobinifter

. Lord, have mercy o Merciful Lord and heavenly UR Father which art in we beseech thee, affist with thy

ous gift mankind is increased ; Name; Thy kingdom come;Thy they may both be fruitful in will be done in earth, as it is in procreation of children, and also heaven : Give us this day our live together fo long in godly daily bread; And forgive us our love and honesty, that they may trefpaffes, as we forgive them see their children christianly and that trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation, But praise and honour, through Je.

virtuously brought up, to thy deliver us from evil. Amen.

sus Christ our Lord. timen. Minister. O Lord, save thy fervant, and thy handmaid; O

Answer. Whó put their trust power hast made all thing's in thee.

of nothing, who also (after other Minifter. O Lord, send them things set in order) didit appoint help from thy holy place;

that out of man (created after Anfwer. Andevermore defend thine own image and fimilitude) them.

woman should take her begin: Minister. Be unto thein a ning; and knitting them togetower of strength,

ther, didft teach that it Noum Answer. From the face of never be lawful to put afunder their enemy

those whom thou by Matrimony Minister. O Lord, hear our hadft made one : 0 God, who prayer ;

haft confecrated the state of Ma. Ansquer. And let our cry come trimony to fuch an excellent into thee,

mydery, that in it is fignified


upon us.

and represented the spiritual fanctify and cleanse it with the marriage and unity betwixt washing of water, by the word; Christ and his Church; Look that he might present it to him mercifully upon these thy ser- self a glorious Church, not hav. vants, that both this man maying spot or wrinkle, or any such love his wife, according to thy thing; but that it should be holy Word, (as Christ did love his and without blemish. So cught Tpouse the Church, who gave men to love their wives as their himself for it, loving and che- own bodies : He that loveth his rishing it, even as his own fesh,) wife, loveth himself. For no man and also that this woman may ever yet hated his own flesh, be loving and amiable, faithful but nourisheth and cherisheth and obedient to her husband, it, even as the Lord the Church; and in all quietness, robriety for we are members of his body, and peace, be a follower of holy of his filesh, and of his bones. and godly matrons. O Lord, For this cause alla man leave bless them both, and grant them his father and his mother, and to inherit thy everlasting king- shall be joined unto his wife, dom, through Jesus Christ our and they two Mall be one feth. Lord. Amen.

This is a great mystery but I

speak concerning Chrift and the q Then frall tbe Priest say, Church. Nevertheless, tet every

a for love beginning did create our his wife even as himself, first parents, Adam and Eve, and Likewise the same St. Paul, did fan&tify and join them toge- writing to the Colossians, speak ther in marriage ; pour upon you eth thus to all men that are the riches of his grace, fanétify married ; Husbands, love your and bless you, that ye may please wives, and be not bitter against him both in body and soul, and them. live together in holy love unto

Hear also what Saint Peter your lives end. Amen.

the Apostle of Christ, who was

himself a married man, saith After which, if there be no Ser. unto them that are married ; Ye mon declaring the duties of man husbands, dwell with your and wife, ibe Minister fall wives, according to knowledge, tead as followerb.

giving honour unto the wife, A LL ye that are married, or as unto the weaker vessel, and

that intend to take the as being heirs together of the holy estate of Matrimony upon grace of life; that your prayers you, hear what the holy Scrip- be not hindered. ture doth say as touching the Hitherto ye have heard the duty of husbands towards their duty of the husband toward the wives, and wives towards their wife. Now likewise, ye wives, husbands.

hear and learn your duties to Saint Paul in his Epistle toward your husbands, even as it the Ephesians, the fifth Chapter, is plainly set forth in holy Scripdoth give this commandment to all married men'; Husbands, Saint Paul, in the aforenamed love your wives, even as Christ Epistle to the Ephesians, teachalso loved the Church, and gave eth you thus ; Wives, fubmit kimself for it ; that he might yourselves unto your own hus.



bands, as unto the Lord. For the conversation of the wives; the husband is the head of the while they behold your chaste wife, even as Chriít is the head conversation coupled with fear. of the Church: and he is the Whose adorning let it not be Saviour of the body. Therefore that outward adorning of plaitas the Church is subject unto ing the hair, and of wearing of Chrift; so let the wives be to gold, or of putting on of appatheir own husbands in every rel : but let it be the hidden thing. And again he faith, Let man of the heart, in that which the wife see that the reverence is not corruptible, even the orher husband.

nament of a meek and quiet And in his Epistle to the Co- fpirit, which is in the fight of loffians, Saint Paul giveth you God of great price. For after this fhort lesson ; Wives, fub- this manner in the old time the mit yourselves unto your own holy women also who trusted in husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. God adorned themselves, be.

Saint Peter also doth instructing in subjection unto their own you very well, thus saying; Ye husbands; even as Sarah obeywives, be in subje&tion to your ed Abraham, calling him Lord : own husbands; that if any obey whose daughters ye are as long not the word, they also may as ye do well, and are not a. without the word be won by fraid with any amazement, T It is convenient that tbe new married Persons should receive the boly

Communion at the time of tbeir Marriage, or at the first opportunity after their Marriage.

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Let us pray.

The ORDER for the

VISITATION of the Sick. When any person is fick, notice 1 Tben fall the Minister fay, fall be given ibereof torbe Minifter of the Parish: who coming,

Lord, have mercy upon us. into the fick person's house, fall

Chrift, þave mercy upon us. fas,

Lord, have mercy upon us. Pe that dwell in it.

DE ACE besonderis house, and to Ounca Father alchived betaling I Wben be cometh into the fick thy will be done in earth, as

Name; Thy kingdom come; man's presence, be shall Jay, it is in heaven : Give us this day kneeling down,

our daily bread; And forgive R

Emember not, Lord, cor i- us our trespaffes, as we forgive

niquities, nor the iniqui- them that trespass against us; ties of our forefathers. Spare And lead us not into temptatius, good Lord, spare thy peo- on, but deliver us from evil. Aple, whom thou hast redeemed men. with thy most precious blood, Minister. O Lord, fave thy and be 'not angry with us for fervant;

Answ. Which putteth bis trust Answ. Spare us, good Lord, in thee.

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