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present or collate to the same, as though the person or persons so offending were dead.

VI. And that if any such person or persons, after he shall The penalty be twice convicted in form aforesaid, shall offend against any for the third of the premiffes the third time, and shall be thereof in form offence. aforesaid lawfully convicted, that then the person so offending and convicted the third time, shall be deprived, ipfo facto, of all his spiritual promotions, and also shall suffer imprisonment during his life.

VII. And if the person that shall offend, and be convicted The penalty in form aforesaid, concerning any of the premisses, shall not of an offender be beneficed, nor have any spiritual promotion, that then the having no ipisame person so offending and convict, shall for the first offence motion fuffer imprisonment during one whole year next after his said conviction, without bail or mainprise.

VIII. And if any such person, not having any spiritual promotion, after his first conviction shall eftsoons offend in any thing concerning the premisses, and shall in form aforesaid be thereof lawfully convicted, that then the same person shall for his second offence suffer imprisonment during his life.

IX. And it is ordained and enacted by the authority afore- The forfeiture said, That if any person or persons whatsoever, after the said of them which feast of the nativity of St. John Baptist next coming, shall in do any thing, any enterludes, plays, songs, rhymes, or by other open words, or

words or speak in the

derogation of declare or speak any thing in the derogation, depraving or def- the book of pising of the same book, or of any thing therein contained, or common any part thereof: (2) or shall by open fact, deed or by open prayer. threatnings, compel or cause, or otherwile procure or main- Cauling other tain, any parson, vicar or other minister in any cathedral or faid or fung

prayer to be parish church, or in chapel, or in any other place, to sing or Coke, pl. fol. say any common or open prayer, or to minister any-facrament 362... otherwise, or in any other manner and form, than is men- 1 Roll. 95.

1- 1 Mod. 168. tioned in the said book; (3) or that by any of the said means ". shall unlawfully interrupt or let any parson, vicar or other minister in any cathedral or parish church, chapel, or any other place, to sing or say common and open prayer, or to minister the facraments or any of them, in such manner and form, as is mentioned in the said book; (4) that then every such per- The forfeiture fon, being thereof lawfully convicted in form abovesaid, shall of an hundred forfeit to the Queen our sovereign lady, her heirs and successors, marks for the

first offence. for the first offence an hundred marks.

X. And if any person or persons being once convict of any The forfeiture such offence, eftfoons offend against any of the last recited of- of four hun. fences, and shall in form aforesaid be thereof lawfully con- dred marks

1 for the second vict ; that then the same person so offending and convict shall

I offence. for the second offence forfeit to the Queen our sovereign lady, her heirs and successors, four hundred marks.

XI. And if any person, after he in form aforesaid shall have The forfeiture been twice convict of any offence concerning any of the last recited for the third offences, shall offend the third time, and be thereof in form ofence. abovefaid lawfully convict, That then every person so offend

ing and convict shall for his third offence forfeit to our sovereign lady the Queen, all his goods and chattels, and shall suffer

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The penalty XII. And if any person or persons, that for his first offence if the party concerning the premisses shall be convict in form aforesaid, convicted do not pay his

u do not pay the sum to be paid by virtue of his conviction, in forteiture such manner and form as the same ought to be paid, within within the six weeks next after his conviction ; that then every person so

convict, and so not paying the same, shall for the same first offence, instead of the said fum, suffer imprisonment by the space of six months, without bail or mainprise.

XIII. And if any person or persons, that for his second offence concerning the premiffes shall be convict in form aforefaid, do not pay the said sum to be paid by virtue of his conviction and this estatute, in fuch manner and form as the same ought to be paid, within fix weeks next after his said second conviction; that then every person so convicted, and not so paying the same, shall for the same second offence, in the stead of the said sum, suffer imprisonment during twelve months, with

out bail or mainprise. Every person XIV. And that from and after the said feast of the nativity of Shall resort to St. John Baptist next coming, all and every person and perthe church

ly cons inhabiting within this realm, or any other the Queen's upon the lioly days.

majesty's dominions, shall diligently and faithfully, having no Gódbolt 148. lawful or reasonable excuse to be absent, endeavour themselves pl. 191.. to resort to their parish church or chapel accustomed, or upon One justice

o reasonable let thereof, to some usual place where common

rearonanie let thereof may conviét the offender, prayer and luch service of God thall be used in such time of &c. by 3 Jac.1. let, upon every Sunday, and other days ordained and used to 0.4.1:27. be kept as holy days, and then and there to abide orderly and

on438,455. soberly during the time of the common prayer, preaching or The forfeiture other service of God there to be used and ministred; (2) upon for not coming pain of punishment by the censures of the church, and also to church upon pain that every person so offending shall forfeit for every 23 Eliz. C. 1. Gich offence

1. such offence twelve pence, to be levied by the churchwardens A Co. 36. x Roll. 89.

of the parish where such offence shall be done, to the use of the poor of the fame parish, of the goods, lands and tenements of such offender, by way of distress.

XV. And for due execution hereof, the Queen's most excellent majesty, the lords temporal, and all the commons, in this present parliament assembled, do in God's name earnestly require and charge all the archbishops, bishops and other ordinaries, that they shall endeavour themselves to the uttermost of their knowledges, that the due and true execution hereof may be had throughout their diocese and charges, as they will answer before God, for such evils and plagues wherewith Almighty God may justly punish his people for neglecting

this good and wholsome law. The ordinary XVI. And for their authority in this behalf, be it further inay punish enacted by the authority aforesaid, 'That all and singular the

s boy said archbishops, bishops, and all other their officers exercising the censures of the church.

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ecclesiastical jurisdiction, as well in place exempt as not exempt,
within their diocese, shall have full power and authority by this
act to reform, correct and punish by censures of the church,
all and singular persons which shall offend within any their.
jurisdictions or diocese, after the said feast of the nativity of St.
John Baptist next coming, against this act and statute ; any
other law, statute, privilege, liberty or provision heretofore
made, had or suffered, to the contrary notwithstanding.

XVII. And it is ordained and enacted by the authority afore- Which juftices
said, That all and every justices of oyer and determiner, or justices may punish
of assise, shall have full power and authority in every of their these offences.
open and general seffions, to enquire hear and determine all
and all manner of offences that shall be committed or done
contrary to any article contained in this present act, within
the limits of the commission to them directed, and to make
process for the execution of the same, as they may do against
any person being indicted before them of trespass, or lawfully
convicted thereof.
· XVIII. Provided always, and be it enacted by the authority A bishop may
aforesaid, That all and every archbishop and bishop shall or join with the
may at all time and times, at his liberty and pleasure, join and

quire of offenassociate himself, by virtue of this act, to the said justices of ders. oyer and determiner, or to the faid justices of aflize, at every of the said open and general sessions to be holden in any place within his diocese, for and to the enquiry, hearing and deter mining of the offences aforesaid.

XIX. Provided also, and be it enacted by the authority At whose aforesaid, That the books concerning the said services shall at charges the the costs and charges of the parishioners of every parish and books of comcathedral church, be attained and gotten before the said feast mon of the nativity of St. John Baptist next following ; (2). and that gotten. all such parishes and cathedral churches, or other places where the said books shall be attained and gotten before the said feast of the nativity of St. John Baptist, shall within three weeks next after the said books so attained and gotten use the said service, and put the fame in ure according to this. act.

XX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Within what
That no person or persons shall be at any time hereafter im- time offenders
peached or otherwise molested of or for any of the offences shall be im-
above-mentioned, hereafter to be committed or done contrary ama...
to this act, unless he or they so offending be thereof indicted pl. 191.
at the next general sessions to be holden before any such justices
of oyer and determiner or justices of aflize, next after any offence
committed or done contrary to the tenor of this act.

XXI. Provided always, and be it ordained and enacted by Tristof
the authority aforesaid, That all and singular lords of the par-
liament, for the third offence above-mentioned, shall be tried
by their peers.

XXII. Provided also, and be it ordained and enacted by the Ch; authority aforesaid, That the mayor of London, and all other of cities and

mayors, boroughs shall enquire of of. mayors, bailiffs and other head officers of all and singular cities, fenders. boroughs and towns corporate within this realm, Wales, and

the marches of the same, to the which justices of assize do not commonly repair, shall have full power and authority by virtue of this act to enquire, hear and determine the offences abovesaid, and every of them, yearly within fifteen days after the feast of Easter, and St. Michael the archangel, in like man

ner and form as justices of assize and oyer and determiner may do. The ordi. XXIII. Provided always, and be it ordained and enacted by nary's juris. the authority aforesaid, That all and fingular archbishops and diction in bishops, and every of their chancellors, commissaries, archdeathese cases.

cons and other ordinaries, having any peculiar ecclesiastical jurisdiction, shall have full power and quthority by virtue of this act, as well to enquire in their visitation, synods, and elsewhere within their jurisdiction at any other time and place, to take accusations and informations of all and every the things abovementioned, done, committed or perpetrated within the limits of their jurisdictions and authority, and to punish the same by admonition, excommunicaticn, sequestration or deprivation, and other censures and process, in like form as heretofore hath

been used in like cases by the Queen's ecclesiastical laws. None shall be XXIV. Provided always, and be it enacted, That whatpunished a soever perfons offending in the premisses shall for their offences bove once for first receive punishment of the ordinary, having a testimonial one offence, thereof under the said ordinary's feal, shall not for the same

offence eftsoons be convicted before the justices : (2) and likewise receiving for the said offence punishment firit by the justices, shall not for the same offence, eftsoons receive punishment of the ordinary; any thing contained in this act to the

contrary notwithstanding.

of XXV. Provided always, and be it enacted, That such orthe church and naments of the church and of the ministers thereof, shall be ministers. retained and be in use; as was in this church of England by au

thority of parliament, in the second year of the reign of King Edward the Sixth, until other order shall be therein taken by the authority of the Queen's majesty, with the advice of her commissioners appointed and authorized under the great seal of England for causes ecclesiastical, or of the metropolitan of this realm.

XXVI. And also, That if there shall happen any contempt or irreverence to be used in the ceremonies or rites of the church, by the mis-using of the orders appointed in this book, the Queen's majesty may, by the like advice of the said commissioners or metropolitan, ordain and publish such further ceremonies or rites, as may be most for the advancement of God's glory, the edifying of his church, and the due reverence of Christ's holy

mysteries and facraments. All laws and

XXVII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, ordinances That all laws, ftatutes and ordinances, wherein or wheremade for other by any other service, administration of sacraments or common service shall be void.

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prayer, prayer, is limited, established or set forth to be used within this realm, or any other the Queen's. dominions or countries, shall from henceforth be utterly void and of none effect. Made perpetual by 5 Ann. Co si as, to the establishment of the church.

. . CAP. III. An aft for recognition of the Queen's bighness to the imperial

crown of this realm. ' A S there is nothing under God (most dread sovereign Lady) where- The recogA of we your most humble, faithful and obedient subjects, the nizing the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons, in this prefent parliament Queen's right! assembled, have, may or ought to have more cause to rejoice, than in to the crown. , this only, that it hath pleased God of his merciful providence and gooanes towards us and this our realm, not only to provide, but also to preserve and keep for us and our wealths, your royal Majesty our most rightful and lawful sovereign liege lady and Queen, most happily to reign over us ; for the which we do give and yield unto him from the bottoms of our hearts, our humble thanks, lauds and praises; (2) even so there is nothing that we your faid fubjeéts for our parties can, may or ought towards your Highnefs more firmly, entirely and assured ly in the purity of our hearts think, or with our mouths declare and Queen Eliza. confess to be true, than that your Majesty, our said sovereign Lady is, beth is and and in very deed and of most meer right ought to be, by the laws of God, o

2 ought to be and the laws and statutes of this realm, our most rightful and lawful Queen. Sovereign liege lady and Queen; (3) and that your Highness. is rightly, lineally and lawfully descended and come of the blood royal of this realm of England, in and to whose princely perfon, and the heirs of your body lawfully to be begotten, after you, without nil doubt, anbiguity, fcruple or question, the imperial and royal estate, place, crown and dignity of this realm, with all honours, ftiles, titles, dignities, regalities, jurisdictions aud preheminences to the same now belonging and adpertaining, are and shall be most fully, rightfully, really and intirely invested and incorporated, united and annexed, as rightfully and lawfully, to all intents, constructions and purposes, as the same were in the late. King Henry the Eighth, or in the late King Edward the Sixth, your Highness brother, or in the late Queen Mary your Highness filter, at any time since the act of parliament made in the thirty-fifth year of the reign of your faid most noble father King Henry the 35 H. 8. c. 1, Eighth, intituled, An net concerning the effablishment of the King's majesty's succession in the imperial crorun of this realm : :

II. For which causes we your said most loving, faithful and obedient subjects, representing the three estates of your realm of England, as thereunto constrained by the law of God and man, except we should overmuch forget our duties to your Highness, and to the heirs of your body lawfully begotten, can no less do, but most humbly beseech your Highness, that by the authority of this present parliament it may be enacted, established and declared, That we do recognise, acknowledge and confess the same your estate, right, title and succession as is aforesaid, to be in and to your Highness, and the heirs of your body to be

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