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ebe English Tongue, differing nothing in any Order or Form from the said English Book; for which 'Book, so Translated and Imprinted, the Church.wardens of every of the said Parishes fhall pay out of the Parish-money in their hands for the use of the respective Churches, and be allowed the fame on their Account; and,' That the faid Bishops and their Succeffors, or any Three of them, at the least, shall set and appoint the price, for which the said Book shall be fold; And one other Book of Common prayer in the English Tongue shall be bought and had in every Church throughout Wales, in which the Book of Common-prayer in Welsh is to be had, by force of this Act, before the First day of May, One thousand fix hundred fixty and four,' and the Book to remain in such convenient places, within the said Churches, that such as understand them may resort at all convenient times to read and perule the same, and also such as do not under: Itand the said Language, may, by conferring both Tongues together, the fooner attain'to the knowledge of the English Tongue; Any thing in this Act to the contrary notwithstanding; And until Pripted Copies of the faid Book, fo to be tranAlated, may be had and provided, the form of Common prayer, established by Parliament be. fore the making of this Act, shall be used as formerly in fuch parts of Wales, where the English Tongue is not commonly understood.
And to the end that the true and perfect Copies of this Act, and the faid Book hereunto an
nexed, may be "safely kept, and perpetually pre, ferved, and for the avoiding of all dilputes for the uime to come; Be it therefore enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That the respective Deans and Chapters of every Cathedral, or Collegiate Church, within England and Wales, shall, at their proper costs and charges, before the twenty-fifth day of December, One thousand six hundred Gxty and two, obtain under the Great Seal of England a true and perfect printed Copy of this Act, and of the said Book annexed hereunto, to be by the said Deans and Chapters, and their Succeffors,, kept and preserved in safety for ever, and to be also produced, and Mewed forth in any Court of Record, as often as they shall be thereunto lawfully required; And also there Dall be delivered true and perfect. Copies of :tbis Act, and of the fame Book into the relpective Courts at Westminster, and into the Tower of Lordon, io be kept and preserved for ever among th:c Reçords of the said Courts, and the Records of the Tower, to be also produced and shewed forth in any Court as need shall require which iaid Books, lo to be exemplified under the Great Seal of England, Ihall be examined by such perfons as the King's Majesty fhall appoint under the Great Seal of England for shat purpose and fhalı be compared with the Original Book hereunto annexed, and shall have , power to correct, and amend in writing any Error committed by the Printer in the printing of the same Eook, or of any thing therein contained, and shall certify in
writing under their Hands and Seals, or the Hands and Seals of any three of them, at the end of the fame Book, that they have examined and compared the same Book, and find it to be a true and perfect Copy; which faid Books, and every one of them, fo exemplified under the Great Seal of England, as aforesaid, shall be deemed, taken, adjudged, and expounded to be good, and available in the Law, to all intents and purposes whatfoever, and shall be accounted as good Re. cords as this Book itself hereunto annexed; Any Law or Custom to the contrary in any wise note withstanding.
Provided also, That this Act or any thing therein contained, shall not be prejudicial or hurtful unto the King's Professor of the. Law within the University of Oxford, for, or concerning the Prebend of Shipton, within the Cathedral Church of Sarum, united and annexed unto the place of the fame King's Professor for the time being, by the late King James of blefled mer mory.
Provided always, That whereas the. Six and thirtieth Article of the Nine and thirty Articles. agreed upon by the Archbishops, and Bishops o both Provinces, and the whole. Clergy, in the Convocation holden at London, in the year of our Lord, One thousand five hundred fixty two, for the avoiding of diversities of opinions, and for establishing of conlent, touching true Religion, is in thele words following, viz.
That the Book of Confecration of Archa “ bihops, and Bishops, and Ordaining of Priests " and Deacons, lately set forth in the time of " King Edward the Sixth, and confirmed at the " same time by Authority of Parliament, dotb “ contain all things necessary to such Consecra“ tion and Ordaining, neither hath it any thing " that of i felf is superstitious, and ungodly; " And therefore whofoever are Confecrated or " Ordered according to the Rites of that Book, “ fince the second year of the aforenamed King “: Edward unto this time, or hereafter shall be " Consecrated or Ordered according to the 6 same Rites; 'We decree all such to be rightly,
orderly, and lawfully Consecrated and Ora ." dered;"
It be enacted, and be it therefore enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That all fubscriptions hereafter to be had or made unto the faid Artis cles, by any Deacon, Priest, or Ecclesiastical person, or other person whatsoever, who by this Aa, or any other Law now in force, is required to subscribe unto the faid Articles, fhall be construed and taken to extend, and shall be applied (for and touching the said Six and thirtieth Article) unto the Book containing the Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, in the Act mentioned, in fach fort and manner as the fanie did heretofore extend unto the Book set forth in the time of King Edward the Sixch, mentioned
in the said Six and thirtieth’ Article; Any thing in the laid Article, or in any Siatute, A&, or Canon, heretofore had or made, to the contrary thereot in any wise notwithstanding,
Provided also, Thác the Book of Common prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of this Church of England, together with the Form and Manner of Ordaining and Consecrating. Bishops, Priests, and Deacoas, heretofore in use, and respective, ly established by Act of Parliament in the First and Eighth years of Queen Elizabeth, shall be still used and observed in the Church of England, until the Feast of Saint Bartholomew, which shall be in the year of our Lord God, One thousand six hundred sixty and two.
Priest. Your Axts against your ancestors, the Catholics, are produced by the spirit that enraged the Jews to crucify their Mellah; despair and misrepresentation is capable, and history informs us, productive of innumerable tragical scenes, as, is known. There Acts have been fimilar to the Imperial Edicts in the first three centuries of Christianity. The' many executions, which are authentically attested, with the thousands that are at this inftant obliged to seek bread, though of the first families, many of them in foreign service, through these bloody ediêts, is a stigma that will ever entail' infamy, and, if the greatest politicians mistake not, the destruction of our Nation. Every Proteßant State, for some time past, have found, according to true policy, ibat Catholic alliances