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thing: Thou forgivest debts, and yet thou losest nothing. And what shall I say, O my God, my life, my joy, my holy, dear delight ? Or what can any man say, when he speaketh of thee? And woe be to them that speak not of thee, but are silent in thy praise : for even they who speak most of thee, may be accounted to be but dumb. Have mercy upon me, O Lord, that I may speak unto thee, and praise thy Name. Amen.

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Almighty Gov, who hast promised to hear the petitions of them that ask in thy Son's Name, I beseech thee mercifully to incline thine ears unto me, who have now made my prayers and supplications unto thee; and grant that those things which I have faithfully asked, according to thy will, may be effectually obtained, to the relief of my necessity, and to the setting forth of thy glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Lich I b


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The peace of God, which passeth all understanding ; the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost ; the virtue of Christ's blessed Cross and Passion be with me, now, and at the hour of death. Amen.

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The Editor's Preface
A Preface touching Prayer, and the
Forms of Prayer

xxiii The Calendar of the Church, with the

memories of such holy Men and

Martyrs as are therein registered . XXXV Cod de Of the Calendar, and the special use thereof in the Church

xxxix A Table of the Moveable Feasts.. liii A Table of the Fasting days

lv The Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments....

lix The duties enjoined, and the sins for

bidden in the Ten Commandments lx Divers principles of Religion


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Short Prayers at our awaking, uprising,

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PAGE An Hymn preparative to Prayer

16 The Hours of Prayer

19 Of the Division of the Hours....

21 The First Hour, or Morning Prayer.. 23 The Antiquity of the Matins

25 Preparatory Prayers to all the Hours.. 33 *The Morning Prayers

36 The Lauds at Morning Prayer

51 The Third Hour of Prayer .

73 The ancient use of Prayers at the Third Hour

77 Prayers for the Third Hour..

81 The Sixth Hour of Prayer

95 The ancient use of Prayer at the Sixth Hour ....

97 * Prayers for the Sixth Hour

100 The Ninth Hour of Prayer

111 The ancient use of Prayer at the Ninth Hour

113 * Prayers for the Ninth Hour..

117 The Vespers, or Evensong

129 The ancient use of Evening Prayer 131 Prayers for the Evening...

135 The Compline, or Prayers before Bedtime


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160 The Seven Penitential Psalms, with the Litany and Suffrages

163 The ancient use of Litanies.... 185 The Collects for the Sundays and Holydays throughout the year.

203 Of Advent Sunday

205 Of Septuagesima Sunday..

217 Of Ash-Wednesday or Lent...

224 Of the week before Easter, called the Holy Week

230 Of Easter Day

237 of Monday and Tuesday in Easter Week.....

241 Of the First Sunday after Easter 244 Of Whitsunday, or the Feast of Pentecost

249 Of Trinity Sunday

253 Of the Collects proper for other Holydays ....

267 Prayers before and after the receiving of the Blessed Sacrament...

279 Divers forms of devout and penitent Confessions

297 A devout manner to receive absolution 306 Prayers for the Queen ..


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