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flesh) and also that this Woman may be loving and amiable, faithful and obedient to her Hufband; and in all quietness, fobriety and peace, be a follower of holy and Godly Matrons. O Lord, bless them both, and grant them to inherit thy everlasting Kingdom, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Then fhall the Priest say,


Lmighty God, who at the beginning did create our first parents, Adam and Eve, and did fanctify and join them together in Marriage; pour upon you the riches of his grace; fanctify and bless you, that ye may please him both in body and foul, and live together in holy love unto your lives end. Amen.

After which, if there be no Sermon declaring the Duties of Man and Wife, the Minifter fhall read as followeth :

LL ye that are married, or that intend to take the ho

upon you, the holy Scripture doth fay as touching the duty of Hufbands towards their Wives, and Wives towards their Hufbands:

Saint Paul in his Epiftle to the Ephefians, the fifth Chapter, doth give this commandment to all married men: Hufbands, love your Wives, even as Chrift alfo loved the Church, and gave himfelf for it; that he might fanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water, by the Word; that he might prefent it to himself a glorious Church, not having fpot, or wrinkle, or any fuch thing; but that it fhould be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their Wives as their own bodies: he that loveth his wife, loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the Church: For we are members of his body, of his fiefh, and of his bones. For this caufe fhall a man leave his Father and mother, and fhall be joined unto his wife, and they two fhall be one flefh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Chrift and the Church. Nevertheless, let every one of you, in particular, fo love his wife, even as himself. Ephef. v. 25.

Likewife the fame St. Paul, writing to the Coloffians, Speaketh thus to all men that are married: Hufbands, love your Wives, and be not bitter against them. Col. iii. 19.

Hear alfo what Saint Peter, the Apoftle of Chrift, who was himself a married man; faith unto them that are married: Ye Husbands, dwell with your Wives according to knowledge; giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker veffel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. 1 S. Pet. iii. 7.

Hitherto ye have heard the duty of the Husband toward the Wife. Now likewife ye Wives, hear and learn your duties toward your Hufbands, even as it is plainly fet forth in holy Scripture.

Saint Paul, in the aforenamed Epiftle to the Ephefians, teacheth you thus: Wives, fubmit yourfelves unto your own Hufbands, as unto the Lord. For the Hufband is the head of the Wife, even as Chrift is the head of the Church: and he is the Saviour of the body. Therefore as the Church is fubject unto Chrift, fo let the Wives be to their own Hufbands in every thing. And again he faith, Let the Wife fee that the reverence her Hufband. Ephef. v. 22.

And in his Epistle to the Coloffians, Saint Paul giveth you this fhort Leffon: Wives, fubmit yourselves unto your own Hufbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Col. iii. 18.

Saint Peter alfo doth instruct you very well, thus faying: Ye Wives, be in fubjection to your own husbands; that if any obey not the word, they alfo may without the word be won by the converfation of the Wives; while they behold your chafte converfation coupled with fear. Whofe adorning, let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel, but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet fpirit, which is in the fight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy Women alfo who trufted in God adorned themfelves, being in fubjection unto their own Hufbands; even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him Lord: whofe daughters ye are as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. I S. Pet. iii. 1.

It is covenient, that the new married Perfons fhould receive the holy communion at the Time of their Marriage, or at the firft Opportunity after their Marriage.

The ORDER for the


When any Person is fick, Notice shall be given thereof to the Minifter of the Parish; who coming into the fick Perfon's Houfe, fhall fay,


EACE be to this Houfe, and to all that dwell in it.


When be cometh into the fick Man's Prefence, he fall fay, kneeling down. Emember not, Lord, our iniquities, nor the iniquities of our forefathers: Spare us, good Lord, fpare thy people, whom thou haft redeemed with thy most precious blood; and be not angry with us for ever.

Anfw. Spare us, good Lord,
Then the Minifter fball fay,

Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Chrift, bave mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.


UR Father, which art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done in Earth, As it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trefpaffes, As we forgive them that trefpafs against us. And lead us not into temptation;

But deliver us from evil.


Minifter. O Lord, fave thy fervant;
Anfw. Which putteth his truft in thee.
Minifter. Send him help from thy holy place,
Anfw. And evermore mightily defend him.
Minifter. Let the enemy have no advantage of bim
Anfu. Nor the wicked approach to hurt bim.
Minifter. Be unto him, O Lord, a strong tower,
Anfw. From the face of his enemy.


Minifter. O Lord, hear our prayers;
Anfw. And let our cry come unto thee.


LORD, look down from heaven, behold, vifit, and relieve this thy fervant. Look upon him with the eyes of thy mercy; give him comfort and fure confidence in thee; defend him from the danger of the enemy; and keep bim in perpetual peace and fafety, through Jefus Chrift our

Lord. Amen.


TEAR us, Almighty, and moft merciful God and Saviour; extend thy accustomed goodness to this thy lervant, who is grieved with ficknefs. Sanctify, we beseech thee, this thy Fatherly correction to him; that the fenfe of bis weakness may add strength to his faith, and feriousness to bis repentance: That if it fhall be thy good pleasure to reftore him to his former health, he may lead the refidue of his life in thy fear, and to thy glory; or elfe give him grace fo to take thy vifitation, that after this painful life ended, be may dwell with thee in life everlafting, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.


Then fball the Minifter exhort the fick Perfon after this Form, or other like z EARLY beloved, know this, that Almighty God, is the Lord of life and death, and of all things to them pertaining; as youth, ftrength, health, age, weakness, and fickness. Wherefore, whatfoever your fickness is, know you certainly, that it is God's vifitation. And for what cause foever this fickpefs is fent unto you; whether it be to try your patience for the example of others, and that your faith may be found, in the day of the Lord, laudable, glorious, and honourable, to the increase of glory, and endlefs felicity; or elfe it be fent unto you to correct and amend in you whatfoever doth offend the eyes of your heavenly Father; know you certainly, that if you truly repent you of your fins, and bear your fickness patiently, trufting in God's mercy, for his dear Son Jefus Chrift's fake, and render unto him humble thanks for his Fatherly

vifitation, fubmitting yourself wholly unto his will, it fhall turn to your profit, and help you forward in the right way that leadeth unto everlasting life.

If the Perfon vifited be very fick, then the Curate may end his Exhortation in this place, or elfe proceed.



MAKE therefore in good part the chastisement of the Lord: For (as St Paul faith in the twelfth Chapter to the Hebrews) whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and fcourgeth every fon whom he receiveth. If ye endure chaftening, God dealeth with you as with fons; for what fon is he whom the father chafteneth not? But if ye be without chattifement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not fons. Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh, which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: fhall we not much rather be in fubjection unto the Father of Spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chaftened us after their own pleafure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. These words, good brother, are written in holy Scripture for our comfort and inftruction, that we fhould patiently, and with thankf giving, bear our heavenly Father's correction, whenfoever by any manner of adverfity it fhall please his gracious goodnefs to vifit us. And there fhould be no greater comfort to Chriftian perfons, than to be made like unto Chrift, by fuffering patiently adverfities, troubles, and fickneffes. For he himfelf went not up to joy, but first he fuffered pain; he entered not into his glory before he was crucified. So truly our way to eterpal joy is to fuffer here with Christ; and our door to enter into eternal life, is gladly to die with Chrift; that we may rife again from death, and dwell with him in everlasting life. Now therefore taking your ficknefs, which is thus profitable for you, patiently, I exhort you in the Name of God to remember the profeffion which you made unto God in your Baptifm. And forafmuch as after this life there is an account to be given unto the righte ous Judge, by whom all must be judged without refpect of perfons; I require you to examine yourfelf and your estate, both toward God and man, fo that accufing and condem

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