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all worldly and carnal lusts, we may in all things obey thy blessed will, ......

For the sixth Sunday after the Epiphany. O God, whose blessed Son was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life

i Grant us, we beseech thee, that having this hope we may purify ourselves, even as he is pure ;....

For the first Sunday in Lent. O Lord, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights ; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that our flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness and true holiness to thy honour and glory,

For Easter Even. Grant, O Lord, that as we are baptized into the death of thy blessed Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ; so by continual mortifying our corrupt affections, we may be buried with him,..

For the eighteenth Sunday after Trinity. Lord, we beseech thee, grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee, the only God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

For the Presentation of Christ. Almighty and everliving God, we humbly beseech thy majesty, that as thy only-begotten Son was this day presented in the temple in substance of our flesh; so we may be presented unto thee with pure and clean hearts, by the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

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COMMUNION. Exhortation. Therefore if any of you be an adulterer ...... repent ye of your sins, or else come not to that holy table ;....

PUBLIC BAPTISM OF INFANTS. Then shall the Priest speak unto the Godfathers and God mothers on this wise ......I demand, therefore, Dost thou, in the name of this child, renounce the devil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of the world, with all covetous desires of the same, and the carnal desires of the flesh, so that thou wilt not follow, nor be led by them?

Answer. I renounce them all.

Then shall the Priest say, 0 merciful God, grant that the old Adam in this child may be so buried, that the new man may be raised up in him. Amen.

Grant that all carnal affections may die in him, and that all things belonging to the Spirit may live and grow in him. Amen. CATECHISM. Question. What did


Godfathers and Godmothers then for you?

Answer. They did promise and vow three things in my name : First, that I should renounce the devil and all his works, the pomps and vanity of this wicked world, and all the sinful lusts of the


Quest. What is thy duty towards thy neighbour?

Answ. My duty towards my neighbour, is.... to keep my body in temperance, soberness, and chastity :.....



Form of the Solemnization of Matrimony.

COMMINATION. Minister. Cursed is he that lieth with his neighbour's wife.

Answ. Amen.

Minist. Cursed are.......adulterers... drunkards......

Answ. Amen.

From the Thirtp-nine articles.


Of Original or Birth Sin. ..... And this infection of nature doth remain, yea, in them that are regenerated ; whereby the last of the flesh, called in Greek, Ogómnus Gagnòs, which some do expound the wisdom, some sensuality, some the affection, some the desire of the flesh, is not subject to this Law of God. And although there is no condemnation for them that believe and are baptized ; yet the Apostle doth confess, that concupiscence and lust hath of itself the nature of sin.


Of the Marriage of Priests. Bishops, priests, and deacons are not commanded by God's law, either to vow the estate of

single life, or to abstain from marriage : therefore it is lawful for them, as for all other Christian men, to marry at their discretion, as they shall judge the same to serve better to godliness.

From the Homilies.

BOOK I. HOMILY 11. Against Whoredom and Adultery,


HOMILY 4. Of Good Works; and first of Fasting. ( passim.)

HOMILY 5. Against Gluttony and Drunken


HOMILY 6. Against Excess of Apparel.
HOMILY 18. Of the State of Matrimony.


In the last sermon ye were taught how we should behave ourselves toward our neighbour, that we kill him not, neither in will, word, nor deed, neither hurt him in his goods or body. Now a man (if he be a man indeed, and no monster) next after his own body,, doth most dearly love his wife; wherefore next followeth the Sixth Commandment, “ Thou shalt not commit adultery," the which teacheth us

how we should order ourselves towards our wives, that we should love them, not forsake them, or break the promise of wedlock with them, but lovingly keep them company. Also that we should not lust after another man's wife, neither with fair words or gifts entice her away from her husband, but labour with all diligence, that women, both married and unmarried, may keep their chastity undefiled. For God himself did institute and ordain marriage, and did hallow it with his own blessing. Wherefore we may be sure, that this state of life pleaseth God, and that it is his will to have it kept without pollution or dishonesty. For God after that he had made Adam, he said thus : “ It is not good that Adam should be alone, let us make for him an help. And when Adam was asleep, the Lord took one of his ribs, and made a woman of the rib which he had taken from Adam. And he brought her to Adam, and Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall be joined with his wife, and they shall be twain in one flesh. And the Lord God blessed them, saying, Grow and increase, and replenish the earth, and till it."

By this you may learn, good children, that God himself did institute marriage with his own

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