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'do live the spirits of just men made perfect, after they are delivered from their earthly prisons; We humbly commend the soul of this thy servant, our dear brother, into thy hands, as into the inds of a faithful Creator, and most merciful Saviour; most humbly beseeching thee that it may be precious in thy sight. Wash it, we pray thee, in the blood of that immaculate Lamb that was slain to take away the sins of the world ; that whatsoever defilements it may have contracted in the midst of this miserable and naughty world, through the lusts of the flesh, or the wiles of Satan, being purged and done away, it may be presented pure and without spot before thee. And teach us who survive, in this and other like daily spectacles of mortality, to see how frail and uncertain our own condition is; and so to number our days, that we may seriously apply our hearts to that holy and heavenly wisdom, whilst we live here, which may in the end bring us to life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ thine only Son our Lord. Amen.

? the Father of mercies, and the God of all comforts; We beseech thee, look down in pity and compassion upon this thy afflicted servant. Thou writest bitter things against him, and makest him to possess his former iniquities; thy wrath lieth hard upon him, and his soul is full of trouble: But, O merciful God, who hast written thy holy Word for our learning, that we, through patience and comfort of thy holy Scriptures, might have hope ; give him a right understanding of himself, and of thy threats and promises ; that he may neither cast away his confidence in thee, nor place it any where but in thee. Give him strength against all his temptations, and heal all his distempers. Break not the bruised

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reed, nor quench the smoking flax. Shut not up thy tender mercies in displeasure; but make him to hear of joy and gladness, that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. Deliver him from fear of the enemy, and lift up the light of thy countenance upon him, and give him peace, through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

thy body outwardly is anointed, so our heavenly Father, almighty God, grant of his infinite goodness that thy soul inwardly may be anointed with the holy Ghost, who is the Spirit of all strength, comfort, relief, and gladness. And vouchsafe for his great mercy (if it be his blessed will) to restore unto thee thy bodily health and strength, to serve him; and send thee release of all thy pains, troubles, and diseases, both in body and mind. And howsoever his goodness (by his divine and unsearchable providence) shall dispose of thee; we, his unworthy ministers and servants, humbly beseech the eternal majesty to do with thee according to the multitude of his innumerable mercies, and to pardon thee all thy sins and offences committed by all thy bodily senses, passions, and carnal affections: who also vouchsafe mercifully to grant unto thee ghostly strength, by his holy Spirit, to withstand and overcome all temptations and assaults of thine adversary, that in no wise he prevail against thee: but that thou mayest have perfect victory and triumph against the devil, sin, and death ; through Christ our Lord; who by his death hath overcomed the prince of death; and with the Father and the holy Ghost evermore liveth and reigneth, God, world without end. Amen.

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Forusmuch us all mortal mou be subject to many suddlen perils, diseases, and sicknesses,

and entr uncertain what time they shull depart out of this life; therefore, in the intent they may be alurays in a readiness to die, whinsocter it shall please Almighty God to call them, the Curates shall ! God to call them, the Gurudes shall diligently from time to time, (but espe-, diligently from time to time, but spie's ciully in the time of pestilinci, or other cially in the plugue time, trhort thrir infectious sickness ) exhort their Pan Purishioners to the oft rccciring in rishioners to the oiton receiring of the the Church ) of the holy Communion of holy Communion of the body and blood the body and blood of our Sariour Christ, of our Sariour Christ, when it shall be which they do, they shall hart va publicly administered in the Church ; cause in their sudden risitation to be that so doing, they may, in case of sud- unquiet for lack of the same. den visitation, hare the loss cause to be! the sick person be not able to come to disquieted for lack of the same. But the Church, and yet is desirous to rey the sick person be not able to come to ceire the Communion in his house, then the church, and yet is desirous to receire he must gire knowledge orer night, or the Communion in his house; then he else early in the morning, to the Currit, must girt timely notice to the Curate, signifying also how many be appointed signifying also how muy there are to to communicate uith him. And during communicate with him, (which sluull be a conrenient place in the sick wi's three, or tro at the least ) and haring house, where the ? C'urate may riterialla a conroniont place in the sick man's minister, und 3 a good number to recrire house, with all things necessary so pre

the Communion rith the sick person, parell, that the Curate may rererently with all things necessary for the same, minister, he shull there celebrate the he shall there minister the holy conholy Communion, beginning with the munion. Collect, Epistle, und Gospil, here following:

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nesses, and erer uncertain what time they shall depart out of this lite; Therefore, to the intent they may be always in a readiness to die, whansoeter it shull please almighty God to call them; The Curates shall diligently from time to time, but specially in the plague time, exhort their Parishioners to the oft receiving in the Church of the holy Communion of the body and blood of our Sariour Christ. Which (if they da) they shall have no cause, in their sudden risitation, to be unquieted for luck of the same. But if the sick person be not able to come to the Church, and yet is desirous to receire the Communion in his house; then *ye must give knowledge oror night, or else early in the morning, to the Curate, signifying also how many

be appointed to communicate with him. And having a concenient place in the sick | And if the same day there be a celebration

man's house, wure the Curate may of the holy Communion in the Church, reverently minister, and a good number then shall the Priest reserre (at the open to receive the Communion with the sick Communion ) so much of the Sacrament person, with all things necessary for the of the body and blood, as shall serre the some, he shall there minister the holy sick person, and so many as shall ComCommunion.

municate with him, (if there be And so soon as he conveniently may, after

theopen Communion endel in the Church, shall go and minister the same, first to those thut are appointed to communicate with the sick, ( if there be unyy ) ani lust of all to the sick person himself. But before the Curute distribute the lwly Communion, the appointed generalconfession must be made in the name of the Communicants, the Curate adding the Absolution, with the comfortable sentences of Scripture following in the open Communion. And after the communion ended, the Collect,

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God, we most heartily thank thee, &c. But if the day be not appointed for the

open Communion in the Church, then (upon conrenient warning given the Curate shall come and risit the sick person aforo noon.

And haring ( CONrenient place in the sick mun's house, (where he may reverently celebrate) irith all things necessary for the same, and not being otherwise letted with the public scrrict, or any other just impediment, he shall there celebrate the holy Communion after such form and sort us hereafter is appointed.

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The Collect. LMIGHTY, everliving God, maker of mankind, 'who dost correct

those whom thou dost love, and ? chastise every one whom thou dost receive; We beseech thee to have mercy upon this thy servant visited with thine hand, and to grant that he may take his sickness patiently, and recover his bodily health, (if it be thy gracious will ;) and whensoever his soul shall depart from the body, it may be without spot presented unto thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Epistle. Hebr. xij. 5.

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Y son, despise not the corchastening of the Lord, nor rection of the Lord, neither faint when thou art rebuked of him. faint when thou art rebuked of him. For whom the Lord loveth 'he For whom the Lord loveth, him he chasteneth; and scourgeth every correcteth ; Yea, and he scourgeth son whom he receiveth.

every son whom he receiveth. The Gospel. S. John v. 24.

The Gospel. John 5. ERILY, verily I say unto you, ERILY, verily I say unto you,

He that my word, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, I and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is come unto damnation, but he passeth passed from death unto life.

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