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Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts. to keep this law.

Minift. 8. Thou shalt not steal.

Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Min ft. 9. Thou shalt not bear falfe witness against thy neighbour.

Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.


nication and uncleannefs committed between fingle perfons, (1 Cor. vi. 9.) and whatever contributes to excite us thereto, as drunkenneis, wanton behaviour, rich habits, an idle and unactive life, &c. all thofe foul vices thou must avoid and be chafte even in thy thoughts, (Matt. xv. xix.) words, (1 Cor. vi. Gol. iii.) and behaviour, (Tit. ii. 3.)

People. O Lord, fhew thy mercy to us, &c.

8. Thou felt not have recourfe to violence, in order to deprive thy neighbour of his property, (Lev. xix. 11, 13.) nor be guilty of private ftealing, (Epb. iv. 28.) nor of extortion or unjuft gain, (Prov. xxviii. 8. Heb. 1. 9. 1 Cor. xi.) nor of fraudulent practices in your dealings, (Prov. xx. 10. and xxix. 5.) nor of gripingness and opprefive behaviour to the poor, (Prov. xxii. 16. Įja. iii. 15.) but thou fhit on the contrary obferve a ftrict integrity in all thy dealings; (Prov. xvi. 11.) if thou haft done any wrong, thou fhalt make reftitution for it, (Ezek. xxxiii. 15. Exod. xxii. 1.) thou shalt fhew mercy unto the poor, and relieve them by frequent acts of charity, (Lev. xix. 9. Prov. xv.) and thou that exercife the duties of thy calling with diligence and induitry, (2 72. iii. 11, 12. Matt. xxv. 30. Prou. xviii. 9.)

People. O Lord, fhew thy mercy to us, &c.

9. Take particular care not to be guilty of that blackest of crimes, the giving a falle teftimony in a judicial matter, to the prejudice of thy neigh bour, (1 Kings xxi. 13.) or by difgurfing a true one with artificial words of circumstances, (Matt. xxvi. 60, 61.) or suborn wicked men to give a falfe teftimony, (1 Kings xxi. 10.) thou fh It not injure thy neighbour, by ettering falfhoods and calumnies hurtful to his reputation or interchi, (James i. 26. Eph. iv. 25.) nor publish to the world his fecret faults anlefs he be become altogether incorrigible, (Prov. x. 18.) nor willingly give ear to, or repeat ill flories of thy neighbour, (Prov. xvii. 4. Exod. xxxi. 1. Gen. xxix. 19. 2 Sam. xvi. 3. 4.) nor rafhly cenfure his actions, (1 Sam. i. 13. Als ii. 13. Luke vii. 39.) but on the contrary it is thy duty to vindicate him whenever he is wronged, (John vii. 50, 51 ) and to put as charitable a conftruction as poffible upon his whole conduct, 1 Cor. xiii. 5.)

People. O Lord, fhew thy mercy to us, &c.


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Minif. 10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his fervant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his afs, nor any thing that is his.

Prop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and write all these thy ławs in our hearts, we beleech thee.

Then fall follow one of these two Colles for the King, the Prieft flanding as before, and jaying,

Let us pray.

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power infinite; Have mercy upon the whole Church, and fo rule the heart of thy chofen fervant GEORGE, our King and Governor, that he (knowing whofe minister he is) may above all things feek thy honour and glory; and that we and all his fubjects (duly confidering whofe authority he hath) may faithfully ferve, honour, and humbly obey him, in thee and for thee, according to thy bleffed word and ordinance, through Jefus Chrift our Lord, who with thee, and the Holy Ghoft, liveth and reigneth ever one God, world without end. Amen.


10. Thou shalt not indulge any unlawful hankering after thy neighbour's eft te, (Deut. xxi. 1 Kings xxi.) or wife, (2 Sam. xi.) or any thing else that belongs to him, (Sam. xii. 3.) or in any vicious fancies or thoughts which may incline thee to evil, (Prov. xxiv. 9. Zech. i. 8, 17. Deut. xv. 9. Ija. Iv. 7. Acts viii. 22.) bat halt be content with thy prefent fituation, (Heb. xiii. 5.) and be diligent in thy own calling, (1 The xi. 12. 1. Cor. vii. 20.) and fhalt mortify the lufts of the fleft, (Gal. v. 24.)

People. O Lord, fhew thy mercy to us, &c.

Paraphrafe on the COLLECTS for the King.

Almighty God, whofe kingdom is an everlafting kingdom, (Pfal. cxiv. 13) and "whofe power and understanding is infinite, (Pfal. cxlvii. 5.) we intreat thee to exert this thy power and wifdom for the defence and prefervation of thy church; and, as a means to promote its welfare, rule, according to thy heavenly direction, the heart of GEORGE our king, whom thou haft, by thy fpecia! Providence and appointment, raised to the royal dignity that he confidering that he is the vicegerent of thee by whom kings reign, (Prov. viii. 15.) and thy minilter, (Rom. xiii. 4.1



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holy Word, that the hearts of Kings are in thy rule and governance, and that thou doft difpofe and turn them as it seemeth beft to thy godly wisdom; We humbly befeech thee fo to difpofe and govern the heart of GEORGE thy fervant, our King and Governor, that in all his thoughts, words and works, he may ever seek thy honour and glory, and study to preferve thy people committed to his charge, in wealth, peace, and godliness, Grant this, O merciful Father, for thy dear Sons fake Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

Then fhall be faid the Colle&t of the day. And immediately after the Collect, the Prief fhall read the Epifle, faying, The Epiftle [or, The portion of Scripture appointed for the Epiftle is written in the--Chapter of beginning at the Verfe. And the Epistle ended, he fhall jay, Here endeth the Epiftle. Then shall be read the Gospel (the People all funding up) Jaying, The holy Gospel is written in the Chapter of beginning at the Verfe. And the Gospel ended, shall be fung or faid the Creed following, the People ftill ftanding as before.


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Believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And of all things visible and invisible:


may make it his chief endeavour to act in fuch a manner as may tend to the honour and glory of his Almighty Maker: and that we and his fubjects in general, feriously reflecting that thou the Sovereign of the univerfe haft conferred upon him the authority which he enjoys, may through a religious principle, and not merely for wraths fake, or being afraid of the power, (Rom. xiii. 3.) pay him all due fervice and respect," and yield a ready obedience to all his commands, when they fhall be in the Lord, (Eph. vi. 1.) and not inconfiftent with any fuperior duty; and that we may do this for thy fake, who in thy holy word haft inftructed us, (Rom. xii. 2. 1 Pet. xi. 13.) to this duty and this we beg for the fake of Jefus Christ our Lord, who eternally reigneft in the glory of the ever blessed Trinity. Amen.

Paraphrafe on the Creed.

I am firmly perfuaded that there is one, and but one God, though diftinguished by three perfons; whereof one is the Almighty Father, the Creator of the univerfe, and of all thofe that dwell in it; not only of the grofs bodies which are the objects of our fight, but of invisible angels and fpirits.

And in one Lord Jefus Chrift, The only begotten Son of God, Begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of very God, Begotten, not made, Being of one fubftance with the Father, by whom all things were mace: Who for us men and for our falvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, And was made man, And was crucified alfo for us under Pontius Pilate. He fuffered and was buried, And the third day he rofe again according to the Scriptures, And afcended into heaven, And fitteth on the right hand of the Father. And he fhall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead: Whofe kingdom

thali have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghoft, the Lord and giver of life, Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son; Who


I alfo ftedfaflly believe in the second perfon of the trinity, who is not the adopted, but the true natural and only begotten Son of God, who was begotten by his eternal Father, before all time, God the Son of God, as truly and properly as one man is the fon of another, though after a fpiri, tual manner, and purely propagated as one light is generated of another, without diminution of fubitance, produced from the eternal effence, and not made as creatures are; being of an effence fimilar to that of the eter nal Father, who created the world; who, to ranfom the fouls of men which were forfeited, and became eternal objects of the divine vengeance, forfock his throne of glory in heaven, and came to take upon him our nature here on earth, and by the overshadowing of the Holy Ghoft, was born of the body of Mary, an unfpotted virgin, and became a true man, and fubmitted to the death of the crofs, under the prefidentship of Pontius Pilate, at that time imperial procurator of Judea. He remained in the grave during part of three day's, and on the third day arofe from the dead, according to the prophecies delivered in fcripture and after that, in the prefence of many witneffes every way worthy of credit, afcended up into heaven, where he now holds the most exalted station of that glorious place, and intercedes for us with his Almighty Father; he fhall come again, accompanied by millions of faints and angels, to judge thofe who fhall at that time dwell upon earth, and those who are already dead. I no lefs firmly believe in the third perfon of the trinity, God the Holy Ghoft, the fource and conveyer of grace and fpiritual life to us, who is not, like the Son, generated of the Father, but, according to the fcripture phrafe, proceedeth both from the Father and the Son, whom in our praifes and prayers and all our acts of devotion, we honour jointly with the Father and the Son; by whole inspiration the holy fçriptures were deliver


with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, Who fpake by the prophets. And I believe one Catholick and Apoftolick Church. I acknowledge one Baptifm for the remiffion of fins, And I look for the refurrection of the dead, And the life of the world to come. Amen.

Then the Curate fall declare unto the People what Holydays, or Fafting-days, are in the week following to be obferved. And then aljo (if occafion bey hall notice be given of the Communion; aud the Banns of Matrimony publibed; and Briefs, Citations, and Excommunications read. And nothing hall be proclaimed or published in the Church, during the time of Divine Service, but by the Minifter: Nor by him any thing, but what is prescribed in the Rules of this Book, or enjoined by the King; or by the Ordinary of

the Place.

Then fall follow the Sermon, or one of the Homilies already fet forth, or hereafter to be fet forth by Authority.

Then fball the Prieft return to the Lords Table, and begin the Offertory, Saying one or more of thefe Sentences following, as he thinketh most convenient in his discretion,


ET your light fo fhine before men, that they may fee your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. St Matth. 5. 16.

2. Lay not up for yourfelves treafures upon earth, where the ruft and moth doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither ruft nor moth doth corrupt, and


d. I believe there is one catholic or univerfal church, and but one alone; which is built upon the foundation laid by the Apottles, and maintains the doctrine by them preached. I acknowledge a baptifm inftituted by Chrift, the remiffion of fins, to be administered in one form of words, and not to be repeated I expect that all the dead fhall arife, and that good men fhall then be admitted to an everlafting ftate of glory. Amen.

1. Let the light of you chriftians fhine forth in fuch fplendour in the eyes of all who behold you, by difplaying to them an extraordinary example of holiness, charity, and all praife-worthy actions, that they may be fo fully convinced of the goodness of your religion, as to be forced to afcribe its original unto God, and to glorify him by their converfion to the faith.

2. You must not hoard up for yourfelves, as worldly-minded men da earthly treasures, fuch as money and magnificent habits, one of which is cankered by the ruft, the other eaten up by moths, and both of them fubjeft to be stolen by thieves; but lay up for yourfalves heavenly treafures,


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