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At which day of marriage, if any man do atledge and declare any impediment why they may not be coupled together in matrimony, by Gods Law,or the Laws of this Realm,and will be bound,and fufficient fureties with him,to the parties, or elfe put in a caution (to the ful value of fuch charges as the perfons to be married do thereby fuftain) to prove his al legation: Then the folemnization must be deferred until fuch time as the truth be tried.

If no impediment be alledged, then shall the Curate fay unto the man,

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W wife 7 Ilt thou have this woman to thy wedded wife to live together after Gods ordinance, in the holy eftate of matrimony? Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honour and keep her in fickness and in health, and forfaking all other, keep thee only unto her fo long as ye both fhall live?

The man fhall answer, I will.

Then shall the Priest say unto the woman,

Nt thou have this man to thy wedded hufband,to live together after Gods ordinance, in the holy eftate of matrimony? Wilt thou obey him, ferve him, love, honour and keep him in fickness and in health, and forfaking all other, keep thee only unto him, fo long as ye both shall live?

The woman fhall answer, I will.

Then fhall the Minister say,

Who giveth this woman to be married to this man? Then shall they give their trotz to each othe.

The Minifter receiving the woman at her fathers or friends hands, fhall caufethe man with his right hand totake the woman by her right hand, to say after him as followeth N. take thee N. to my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in fickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to Gods holy ordinance; and thereto I plight thee my troth. Then fhall they loose their hands, and the woman with ight hand taking the man by his right hand, shall like

Cay after the Minister

N. take thee N. to my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse,for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love,cherifh,and to obey,till death us do part,according to Gods holy ordinance; and thereto I give thee my troth.

Then fhall they again loofe their hands,and the man shall give unto the woman a ring, laying the fame upon the book, with the accustomed duty to the Prieft and Clerk. And the Prieft taking the ring, fhall deliver it unto the man,to put it upon the fourth finger of the womans left hand. And the man holding the ring there, and taught by the Prieft, fhall fay, Ith this ring I thee wed, with my body I thee worship,and with all my worldly goods I thee endow: In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Ghost. Amen."

Then the man leaving the ring upon the fourth finger of the womans left hand, they shall both kneel down, and the Minifter fhall fay, Let us pray.

EternalGod, creator and preferver of all mankind, giver of all fpiritual grace, the author of everlasting life; Send thy bleffing upon these thy fervants, this man and this woman, whom we blefs in thy Name: that as Ifaac and Rebecca lived faithfully together, fo these perfons may furely perform and keep the vow and covenant betwixt them made (whereof this ring given and received is a token and pledge) and may ever remain in perfect love and peace together, and live according to thy laws,through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

Then shall the Priest joyn their right hands together, and say, Those whom God hath joyned together, let no man put afunder.

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Then fhall the Minifter fpeak unto the People. Orafinuch as N. and N. have confented together in holy wedlock, and have witnessed the fame before God and this company, and thereto have given and pledged their troth either to other, and have declared the fame by giving and receiving of a Ring,and by joyn

ing of hands; I pronounce that they be Man and Wife together, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the holy Ghost. Amen.

And the Minifter fhall add this bleffing.

Gbles, preferve, and keep you, the Lord mercifully

Od the Father, God the Son, God the holy Ghoft,

with his favour look upon you, and fo fill you with all fpiritual benediction and grace, that ye may fo live together in this life, that in the world to come ye may have life everlasting. Amen.

Then the Minister or Clerks going to the Lords table fhall fay or fing this Pfalm following.

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Beati omnes. Pfal. 128.

Leffed are all they that fear the Lord and walk in his ways.

For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: O well is thee, and happy fhalt thou be.

Thy wife fhall be as the fruitful vine: upon the walls of thy house.

Thy children like the olive-branches: round about thy table.

Lo, thus fhall the man be blessed:that feareth the Lord. The Lord from out of Sion fhall fo bless thee: that thou fhalt fee Jerufalem in prosperity all thy life long; Yea, that thou shalt fee thy childrens children: and peace upon Ifrael.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the holy Ghost,

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

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Or this Pfalm.

Deus mifereatur. Pfal. 67.

Od be merciful unto us,and blefs us:and fhew us the Ilight of his countenance, and be merciful unto us. That thy way may be known upon earth; thy faving health among all nations.

Let the people praise thee, O God: yea, let all the people praife thee

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Olet the nations rejoyce and be glad for thou shalt judge the folk righteouйly, and govern the nations upon

earth.

Let the people praife thee, O God: let all the people praife thee.

Then fhall the earth bring forth her increase: and God, even our own God, fhall give us his bleffing.

God fhall blefs us: and all the ends of the world fhall fear him.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the holy Ghost, c,

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As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever fhall be: world without end. Amen.

The Pfalm ended, and the man and the woman kneeling before the Lords Table, the Prieft ftanding at the Table, and turning his face towards them, shall fay

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Anfw. Chrift, have mercy upon us.
Minift. Lord, have mercy upon us.

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Úr 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 trefpaffes, As we forgive them that trefpafs against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.

Minifter. O Lord, fave thy fervant and thy handmaid;
Anfw. Who put their truft in thee.

Minift. O Lord, fend them help from thy holy place.
Anfo. And evermore defend them.
Minift. Be unto them a towre of strength,
Anfw. From the face of their enemy.
Minift. O Lord, hear our prayer.

Anfw. And let our cry come unto thee.

Minifter.

O God of Abraham, God of Ifaac, God of Jacob, blefs thefe thy fervants, and fow the feed of eternal life in their hearts, that whatfoever in thy holy word the

fhall profitably learn, they may in deed fulfil the fame. Look, O Lord, mercifully upon them from heaven, and blefs them. And as thou didit fend thy bleffing upon Abraham and Sarah, to their great comfort; fo vouchsafe to fend thy bleffing upon thefe thy fervants, that they obeying thy will, and alway being in fafety under thy protection, may abide in thy love unto their lives end, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

J This Prayer next following fhall be omitted, where the woman is paft child-bearing.

Merciful Lord and heavenly Father,by whofe gra

Ocious gift mankind is increased; We befeech thee

affift with thy bleffing these two perfons, that they may both be fruitful in procreation of children, and alfo live together fo long in godly love and honefty, that they may fee their children chriftianly and vertuously brought up, to thy praife and honour, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

God, who by thy mighty power halt made all things

of nothing, who alfo (after other things fet in order) didft appoint that out of man (created after thine own image and fimilitude) woman should take her beginning, and knitting them together,didst teach that it fhould never be lawful to put afunder thofe whom thou by matrimony hadft made one : O God, who haft COR fecrated the state of matrimony to fuch an excellent Myftery, that in it is fignified and reprefented the fpiritual marriage and unity betwixt Chrift and his Church; Look mercifully upon thefe thy fervants, that both this man may love his wife,according to thy word, (as Chrift did love his fpoufe the Church, who gave himfelf for it, loving and cherishing it even as his own flesh) and alfo that this woman may be loving and amiable,faithful and o bedient to her husband, and in all quietnefs, fobriety and peace,be a follower of holy and godly matrons. O Lord, blefs them both,and grant them to inherit thy everlasting kingdom, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

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