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(t) (After Prayer of Oblation)Insert rubric, “When all have communicated, he

that celebrates shall go to the Lord's table, and cover with a fair linen cloth, or corporal, that which remaineth of the consecrated elements, and then say as followeth (Almighty and everlasting God,

&c.), being the Collect of Thanksgiving." (u) (Rubric before Gloria in excelsis) Add, after “sung,” “Gloria in excelsis, in English

as followeth.” (v) (After the Benediction)Vide paper post (or past) after.

Sc. (w) (Rubric as to Collects after the offertory)After “ one


or more.(2) (Rubric as to number of communicants)

Delete “good”; insert “sufficient.” (y) (Rubric as to cathedral, &c., churches)

Delete “minister"; insert “presbyter that executes.” (x) (Rubric as to Elements) I. After “bread and wine" insert “though it be IV. Delete “and the parish shall be discharged of

lawful to have wafer bread” ; insert “yet." II. Delete “to be eaten at the table with other meats,


III. Delete “the curate shall have it to his own

use”; insert “which is consecrated, it shall be
reverently eaten and drunk by such of the com-
municants only as the presbyter which celebrates
shall take with him ; but it shall not be carried
out of the church. And to the end that there
may be little left, he that officiates is required to
consecrate with the least, and then if there be
want, the words of consecration may be repeated
again over more either bread or wine. The Pres-
byter beginning at these words in the prayer of
consecration (our Saviour, in the same night when

he was betrayed, took, &c.).”
are no directions given here, or in the Dalmeny book, as to the order of
the several prayers.

i Perhaps as under (26, iii.), which in Mr Burton's copy is pasted in.



such summes of money or other duties, which
hitherto they have payed for the same by order

of their houses every Sunday."
V. (Rubric as to parishioners communicating)

(a) Delete “Easter”; insert “Pasch or Easter."
(B) Delete “And yearly at Easter every parishioner

shall reckon with his parson, vicar, or curate,
or his or their deputy or deputies, and pay to
them or him all ecclesiastical duties accustomably

due then and at that time to be payed.” Ministration of Baptism. (a) (Declaration after baptism)

Delete “congregation”; insert “church.” (6) (Thanksgiving after baptism)

Delete “congregation”; insert “church.” Catechism. (Title.) Add, “This Catechism must be retained in

your Liturgy, and no other admitted in your several

(Rubric after) -

Delete“ dames”; insert “mistresses."
(Rubric before Communion)—
Delete "

man”; insert “husband.” Communion of the Sick. (Introductory Rubric)— Delete a good number”; insert"a sufficient

number, at least two or three.” Churching of Women. (a) (Introductory Rubric) —

Insert “ Lord's ” before “table." (6) (Rubric to Psalm)

Add “following, or else Ps. 27.Commination. (a) (Title) Add “and especially on the first day of Lent, com

monly called Ash-Wednesday.”

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(6) (Opening Exhortation) Delete“

were put to open penance, and punished in this world”; insert “were put to open penance, and did humbly submit themselves to undergo

punishment in this world.” (c) (In sentence from Deut. xxvii. 19) Delete “letteth"; insert “hindreth, stoppeth, or

perverteth.” (d) (Exhortation) Delete “he shall poure down rain upon the sinners,

fire and brimstone, storm and tempest; this shall be their portion to drink”; insert “for upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and a horrible tempest; this shall be their portion

to drink.” [After the Psalter, 1 “The whole Book of Psalmes collected into English metre, by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and others, conferred with the Hebrew, with apt notes to sing them withall. Set forth and allowed to be sung in all churches, of all the people together, before and after morning and evening prayer, and also before and after sermons ; and moreover in private houses, for their godly solace and comfort, laying apart all ungodly songs and ballads, which tend onely to the nourishing of vice, and corrupting of youth.

“James 5: If any be afflicted, let him pray: and if any be merry, let him sing psalmes. Colossians 3: Let the word of God dwell plenteously in you, in all wisedome, teaching and exhorting one another in psalmes, hymns, and spirituall songs, singing into the Lord in your hearts.

“Printed by Thomas Buck, and Roger Daniel, printers to the Universitie of Cambridge. 1637." A few specimens may be given :The song of S. Ambrose, called Te Deum“We praise thee, God, we knowledge thee

the onely Lord to be," &c. 1 “In the English book the Psalter is entitled The Psalmes of DAVID, in the old translations, printed as they shall be said or sung in churches."

The symbole or creed of Athanasius, called Quicunque vult (beginning)

" What man soever he be

that salvation will attain The catholick belief he must

before all things retain,” &c. The Psalmes of David in metre. They have annotative headings. Thus, Beatus vir, Psalm i. T. S.

This psalme is set first as a preface to exhort all godly men to studie and meditate the heavenly wisdome : for they be blessed that so do; but the wicked contemners thereof at length shall come to misery.

“ The man is blest that hath not bent

to wicked read his eare.” Psalm c. is the well-known “ All people that on earth do dwell.” The initials are C. J. H. But Psalm c. differs somewhat, and Psalm cxxiv. considerably, from the versions now in use in Scotland.

Those at cxxiv., “Now Israel may say,” are W. W. After the Psalms. A song to be sung before morning prayer. T. B. “Praise

ye the Lord ye Gentiles all,” with metrical Gloria

Patri. A song to be sung before evening prayer, “Behold, now

give heed,” &c., with metrical Gloria Patri. .A prayer to the Holy Ghost

Come, holy Spirit, the God of might,

Comforter of us all,” &c.
This has verses which may have the more inclined
King Charles to leave out the whole series :-
“Lord, keep our king & his councill,

and give them will and might
To persevere in thy Gospel,

which can put sin to flight.

O blessed Spirit of truth, keep us

in peace and unitie;
Keep us from sects & errors all,

and from all papistrie.”

Da pacem Domine

“ Give peace in these our dayes, O Lord,

Great dangers are now at hand ;
Thine enemies with one accord
Christ's name in


Seek to deface,

Root out and rase
Thy true right worship indeed.

Be thou the stay,

Lord, we thee pray,
Thou help'st alone in all need,” &c.

C. The Dalmeny Prayer-Book, containing, in the hand

writing of King Charles I., the latest alterations and additions approved by his Majesty for the Scottish Book.

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This is a thick quarto entitled “ The Bookel of Common Prayer and administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and 1 Ceremonies of the Church of England. London. Printed by Robert Barker, Printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty: And by the Assignes of John Bell, 1637." It bears on its title-page the arms of Charles I. marshalled for England-viz., ist and 4th France and England, 2nd Scotland, 3rd Ireland. The volume was purchased by the Earl of Rosebery at the sale at which so many treasures belonging to the late Duke of Hamilton were disposed of. One might have fancied from this that it was a copy of the Liturgy as altered for Scotland, sent to James, Marquess of Hamilton (afterwards the first Duke of Hamilton), who was the King's Commissioner to the Glasgow Assembly of 1638 ;

1 These words are printed in red ink.
2 The alterations and additions in this volume (though in very


particulars differing from those previously sent) must therefore have been written into the book subsequently both to Archbishop Laud's letter printed above, and to the transcript of the alterations in the Lambeth Book, since both of these date from 1636.

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