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C IN

READING THE LITURGY;

WITH

APPENDICES

ON

MISAPPLIED EMPHASIS IN READING THE

SACRED SCRIPTURES,
AND ON PRONUNCIATION.

BY THE
REV. JOHN HENRY HOWLETT, M.A., .,
READING CHAPLAIN OF HER MAJESTY'S CHAPEL, WHITEHALL,
AND FORMERLY FELLOW OF PEMBROKE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

“I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the

understanding also."-1 Cor. xiv. 15.

THIRD AND ENLARGED EDITION.

** This Edition differs from the last, chiefly by the insertion

of the Text of the Liturgy.

LONDON:
THOMAS MURBY, 32, BOUVERIE ST., FLEET ST.

138. f. 52

LONDON :

PRINTED BY JOHN H. BATTY,

6, RED LION court, FLEET STREET.

INDEX.

ANALYSIS OF THE PREFACE.

· PAGE
Indifferent reading of the Liturgy a subject of complaint..
Objections against reading the Service considered ......
Defects in reading often caused

1. By supposing the task easy
2. Or that piety alone is necessary ...
3. By fear of being thought affected
4. By the real difficulty arising from the repetition of

fixed forms .........
5. Rapidity ............
6. The drawling manner .......................
7. The pompous manner ......
8. Concluding sentences inaudibly ......

9. Concluding with an upward jerk ........... 10. The unvaried manner 11. The theatrical manner

12. The laboured manner ........................) The advantage of previous private practice ............ xvi Of delivering the Service from memor

xvii How to discover and remedy our own defects ............ xviii How to lessen the fatigue of public reading, &c. ........ xxi A slavish adherence to rules not required The utility of this work independent of the system of xxiii

inflections....

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INFLECTIONS OF THE SPEAKING VOICE.
Objections obviated..........
Explanation of Inflections .....
Method of Ready Application ....
Only the principal need to be marked ...

A SELECTION OF THE PRINCIPAL RULES IN

READING.
RULE

PAGE
I. Simply Declarative Sentences .....

::............ 11
II. Sentences following in the same train of thought I 19
III. Negative Sentences .....
IV. A Question beginning with a Verb ........
V. A Question asked by means of a Pronoun or

Adverb ................................
VI. Interrogative Sentences are connected by the

disjunctive or, expressed or implied ......
VII. Interrogative Sentences joined by the subdis-

junctive.or,' end with the upward inflection.. J
VIII. Supplicatory Sentences ...................
IX. The Downward Inflection used in the enumera-
tion of particulars ..............

......... 14
X. The Upward Inflection preparatory to the con-

clusion of a sentence ....
XI. Modifying Clauses ........................
XII. Parenthesis .........................
XIII. Cadence ..............
XIV. Emphasis-The Objective ...

XV. Emphatic Antecedent Pronoun .......
XVI. Antithetic Emphasis ..................
XVII. Implied Antithesis ...
XVIII. The Suspensive Emphasis ..............
XIX. The Strong Emphasis ..... ..........,

XX. General Emphasis ......................
XXI. Transposition of Accent.
XXII. The Continuative Inflection ..................
XXIII. Respecting Pauses .......
XXIV. The Continuative Tone or Apparent Monotone ..
Explanations of Marks and Types ....

.........

V.

Puass

u o Vojeve.............

...

...........

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ORDER FOR MORNING PRAYER.

The Sentences
The Exhortation
A General Confession ..
The Absolution
The Lord's Prayer ................ .........
The Responses : - ............................
Psalm xcv.-The Venite..

ORDER FOR MORNING PRAYER (Continued).

PAGE

The Lessons ..............
The Te Deum ..................
The Benedicite .........
The Benedictus ...........
The Jubilate
The Apostles' Creed .......
The Versicles .........
The Collects—The Second Collect for Peace ...

Third , Grace .......
A Prayer for the Queen's Majesty .

» Royal Family

5. Clergy and the People

of St. Chrysostom
The Grace (2 Cor. "ziii. 14) ....

cal Family .....::

(For Evening Service, see page 103.)

::

The Creed of St. Athanasius .......
The Litany .......
The Deprecations .........
The Obsecrations...... ............................
The Intercessions ...................
Prayers and Thanksgivings upon several occasions
In Time of War and Tumults ....
In the Ember Week ......
A Prayer that may be said after any of the former.

for the Parliament ....
The Prayer for all conditions of men ......
A General Thanksgiving ......................

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EVENING SERVICE.

103

Magnificat .....

.......................................
Cantate Domino ..
Nunc Dimittis .....

................. .................
Deus Misereatur ..

116

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