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submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

on of apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible; even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which

Saint Peter also doth instruct you very well, thus saying; Ye wives, be in sub-is in the sight of God of jection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the Word, they also may without the Word be won by the conversation of the wives; while they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning, let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting

great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands; even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord; whose daughters ye are as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

¶ It is convenient that the new-married persons should receive the holy Communion at the time of their Marriage, or at the first opportunity after their Marriage.



When any person is sick, notice shall be given thereof to the Minister of the Parish; who, coming into the sick person's house, shall say,

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Lord, have mercy upon us.

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UR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.

Minister. O Lord, save thy servant;

Answer. Which putteth his trust in thee.

Minister. Send him help the residue of his life in thy

from thy holy place;
Answer. And evermore
mightily defend him.

Minister. Let the enemy have no advantage of him; Answer. Nor the wicked approach to hurt him.

Minister. Be unto him, O Lord, a strong tower,

fear, and to thy glory: or else, give him grace so to take thy visitation, that, after this painful life ended, he may dwell with thee in life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

▾ Then shall the Minister exhort the sick person after this form, or other like,

Answer. From the face of DEARLY beloved, know

his enemy.

Minister. O Lord, hear our prayers.

Answer. And let our cry come unto thee.

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that Almighty God is the Lord of life and death, and of all things to them pertaining, as youth, strength, health, age, weakness, and sickness. Wherefore, whatsoever your sickness is, know you certainly, that it is God's visitation. And for what cause soever this sickness is sent unto you; whether it be to try your patience for the example of others, and that your faith may be found in the day of the Lord laudable, glorious, and honourable, to the increase of glory and endless felicity; or else it be sent unto you to correct and amend in you whatsoever doth offend the eyes of your heavenly Father; know you certainly, that if you truly repent you of your sins, and bear your sickness patiently, trusting in God's mercy, for his dear Son Jesus Christ's sake, and render unto him humble thanks for his fatherly visitation, submitting yourself wholly unto his will, it

shall turn to your profit, and | And there should be no great

help you forward in the right way that leadeth unto everlasting life.

If the person visited be very sick, then the Curate may end his exhortation in this place, or else proceed.


er comfort to Christian persons, than to be made like unto Christ, by suffering patiently adversities, troubles, and sicknesses. For he himself went not up to joy, but first he suffered pain; he entered not into his glory before he was crucified. So truly our way to eternal joy is to suffer here with Christ; and our door to enter into eternal life is gladly to die with. Christ; that we may rise again from death, and dwell with him in everlasting life. Now therefore, taking your sickness, which is thus profitable for you, patiently, I exhort you, in the Name of God, to remember the profession which you made unto God in your Baptism. And forasmuch as after this life there is an account to be given unto the righteous Judge, by whom all must be judged, without respect of persons, I require you to examine yourself and your estate, both toward God and man; so that, accusing and condemning

AKE therefore in good part the chastisement of the Lord: For (as Saint Paul saith in the twelfth Chapter to the Hebrews) whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh, which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. These words, good brother, are writ-yourself for your own faults, ten in holy Scripture for our you may find mercy at our comfort and instruction; that heavenly Father's hand for we should patiently, and with Christ's sake, and not be acthanksgiving, bear our hea- cused and condemned in that venly Father's correction, fearful judgement. Therefore whensoever by any manner I shall rehearse to you the of adversity it shall please his Articles of our Faith, that gracious goodness to visit us. you may know whether you

do believe as a Christian man should, or no.

Here the Minister shall rehearse the Articles of the Faith, saying thus,

OST thou believe in God

Do the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth?

And in Jesus Christ his only-begotten Son our Lord? And that he was conceived

membrance to take order for the settling of their temporal estutes, whilst they are in health.

These words before rehearsed may be said before the Minister begin his Prayer, as he shall see cause.

The Minister should not omit earnestly to more such sick persons as are of ability to be liberal to the poor.

Here shall the sick person be moved to make a special Confession of his sins, if he feel his conscience troubled with any weighty_mut ter. After which Confession, the Priest shall absolve him (if he humbly and heartily desire it) after this sort.


Oh Lord Jesus Christ,


by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary; that who hath left power to suffered under Pontius Pilate, his Church to absolve all sinwas crucified, dead, and bu-ners who truly repent and beried; that he went down into lieve in him, of his great merhell, and also did rise again cy forgive thee thine offenthe third day; that he as- ces: And by his authority cended into heaven, and sit- committed to me, I absolve teth at the right hand of God thee from all thy sins, In the the Father Almighty; and Name of the Father, and of from thence shall come again the Son, and of the Holy at the end of the world, to Ghost. Amen. judge the quick and the dead?

And dost thou believe in

the Holy Ghost; the holy

Catholick Church; the Communion of Saints; the Remission of sins; the Resurrection of the flesh; and everlasting Life after death?

The sick person shall answer, All this I stedfastly believe. Then shall the Minister examine whether he repent him truly of his sins, and be in charity with all the world; exhorting him to forgive, from the bottom of his heart, all persons that have offended him; and if he hath offended any other, to ask them forgiveness; and where he hath done injury or wrong to any man, that he make amends to the utter most of his power. And if he hath not be

fore disposed of his goods, let him then be

admonished to make his Will, and to declare his Debts, what he oweth, and what is ow

ing unto him; for the better discharging of his conscience, and the quietness of his Exe

cutors. But men should often be put in re

And then the Priest shall say the Collect

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Let us pray.
Most merciful God,

who, according to the

multitude of thy mercies, dost so put away the sins of those who truly repent, that thou rememberest them no more; Open thine eye of mercy upon this thy servant, who most earnestly desireth pardon and forgiveness. Renew in him, most loving Father, whatsoever hath been decayed by the fraud and malice of the devil, or by his own carnal will and frailness; preserve and continue this sick member in the unity of


me out of my
womb; my praise shall al-
way be of thee.

the Church; consider his contrition, accept his tears, asswage his pain, as shall seem to thee most expedient for I am become as it were a him. And forasmuch as he monster unto many but my putteth his full trust only in sure trust is in thee. thy mercy, impute not un- O let my mouth be filled to him his former sins, but with thy praise that I may strengthen him with thy bless-sing of thy glory and honour all the day long.

Cast me not away in the time of age: forsake me not when my strength faileth

ed Spirit; and, when thou
art pleased to take him hence,
take him unto thy favour,
through the merits of thy
most dearly beloved Son Je-me.
sus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall the Minister say this Psalm.
In te, Domine, speravi.

Psalm lxxi.

For mine enemies speak against me, and they that lay wait for my soul take their counsel together, say

N thee, O Lord, have I puting: God hath forsaken him, my trust; let me never be persecute him, and take him; put to confusion: but rid me, for there is none to deliver and deliver me in thy righte-him. ousness; incline thine ear unto me, and save me.

Go not far from me, O God my God, haste thee to help me.

Let them be confounded" and perish that are against my soul: let them be cover

Be thou my strong hold, whereunto I may alway resort thou hast promised to help me; for thou art my house of defence, and myed with shame and dishonour castle. that seek to do me evil.

Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the ungodly out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel


For thou, O Lord God, art the thing that I long for thou art my hope, even from my youth.

Through thee have I been holden up ever since I was born: thou art he that took

As for me, I will patiently abide alway and will praise thee more and more.

My mouth shall daily speak of thy righteousness and salvation: for I know no end thereof.

I will go forth in the strength of the Lord God: and will make mention of thy righteousness only.

Thou, O God, hast taught

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