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eighty two, there shall be omitted in the faid Declaration, or Acknowledgment, fo to be sub. fcribed and read, thele words following, Scilicet, :
ND I do declare that I do hold there
lies no Obligation on me, or any other person from the Oath, commonly called the “ Solemn League and Covenant, to endeavour any
change, or alteration of Government either in “ Church or State; And that the fame was in “ itself an unlawful Oath, and imposed upon the
Subjects of this Realm against the known Laws « and Liberties of this Kingdom ;"
So as none of the persons aforesaid shall from thenceforth be at all obliged to subscribe or read that part of the laid Declaration or Acknowledgment.
Provided always, and be it enacted, That from and after the Feast of Saint Bartholomew, which shall be in the year of our Lord, One thousand fix hundred fixiy and two, no person who now is incumbent, and in possession of any Parfonage, Vicarage, or Benefice, and who is not already in holy Orders by Episcopal Ordination, thall have, kold, or enjoy the said Parlonage, Vicarage, Benefice with Cure, or other Ecclefiaftical Promotion, within this Kingdom of England, or the Dominion of Wales, or Town of Berwick upon Tweed: But shall be utterly disabled, and ipfo facto deprived of the fame; And all his Eccleliaftical. Promotions thall be yoid, as if he were naRurally dead.
And be it further enacted by the Authority aforelaid, Thai no person whatsoever shall thenceforth be capable to be admitted to any Parsonage, Vicarage, Benefice, or other Ecclefiaftical Promotion or Dignity whatsoever, nor shall
presume to consecrate and administer the holy Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, before fuch time as he shall be ordained Priest, according to the form, and manner in, and by the said Book prescribed, unless he have formerly been made Priest by Episcopal Ordination, upon pain to forfeit for every offence the sum of one hundred pounds; (one moiety thereof to the King's Majesty, the other moiety thereof to be equally divided between the poor of the Parish where the offence Thall be committed, and such person or persons as Thall sue for the same by A&tion of Debt, Bill, Plaint, or Information in any of His Majesty's Courts of Record, wherein no Esloign, Protection, or Wager of Law Ihall be allowed) And to be disabled from taking, or being admitted into the Order of Priest, by the space of one whole year next following:
Provided that the Penalties in this Act shall not extend to the Foreigners or Aliens of the Foreign Reformed Churches allowed, or to be allowed by the King's Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, in England. "Provided always, That no title to confer, or present by lapse shall accrue by'any avoidance, or deprivation ipfo fa&to by virtue of this Statute, but after six months after notice of such voidance
op deprivation given by the Ordinary to the Patron, or such sentence of deprivation openly and publickly read in the Parish Church of ihe Benefice, Parsonage, or Vicarage becoming void, or whereof the Incumbent shall be deprived by virlue of this Act;
And be ii further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That no Form, or Order of Common. prayers, Administration of Sacraments, Rites or Ceremonies shall be openly used in any Church, Chapel, or other public place of or in any Col. lege, or Hall in either of the Universities, the Colleges of Westminster, Winchefter, or Eaton, or any of them, other than what is prescribed and appointed to be used in and by the said Book ; and That the prefent Governors, or Head of every College and Hall in the said Universities, and of the said Colleges of Westminster, Winchefter, and Eaton, within one month after the Feast of Saint Bartholomew, which shall be in the year of our Lord, One thousand six hundred fixty and two: And every Governor or Head of any of the said Colleges, or Halls, hereafter to be elected, or appointed, within one month next after his Election, or Collation, and Admillion into the fame Government, or Headship, fhall openly and publickly in the Church, Chapel, or other public place of the fame College or Hall, and in the presence of the Fellows and Scholars of the fame, or the greater part of them then resident, subscribe unto the Nine and Thirty Articles of Religion, mentioned in the Statuie made in the
of the Reign of the late Queen Elizabeth, and unto the faid Book, and declare his unfeigned affent and consent unto, and approbation of the said Articles, and of the fame Book, and to the use of all the Prayers, Rites, and Ce. remories, Forms and Orders in the faid Book prescribed and contained, according to the Form aforesaid; and that all such Governors, or Heads of the said Colleges and Halls, or any of them as are, or shall be in holy Orders, fhail once at least in every Quarter of ihe year (not having a lawful Impediment) openly and publicly read the Morning-prayer and Service, in and by the said Book appointed to be read in the Church, Chapel, or other publick place of the fame College or Hall, upon pain to lose, and be fuspended ol, and from all the benefits and profits belonging to the fame Government or Headship, by the space of lix months, by the Visitor or Visitors of the fame College or Hall; And if any Goverpor or Head of any College or Hall, suspended for not fubfcribing unto the said Articles and Book, or for not reading of the Morning-prayer and Service as aforesaid, shall not, at or before the end of six months next after such suípenfion, subscribe unto the said Articles and Book, and declare his consent thereunto as aforesaid, or read the Morn, ing prayer and Service as aforesaid, then such Government or Headship shall be ipfo fa&to void.
Provided always, That it shall and may be lawful to use the Morning and Evening-prayer
, and all other Prayers and Service prescribed in
and-by the said Book, in the Chapels or other publick places of the respective Colleges and Halls in both the Universities, in the Colleges of Westminster, Winchefter and Eaton, and in the Convocations of the Clergys of either Province, in Latin; Any thing in this Act contained to the contrary notwithstanding. · And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That no person shall be, or be received as a Lecturer, or permitted, fuffered, or allowed to preach as a Lecturer, or to preach, or read any Sermon or Lecture in any Church, Chapel; or other place of publick Worship, within this Realm of England, or the Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick upon Tweed, unless he be first approved and thereunto licensed by the Archbishop of the Province, or Bifhop of the Diocese, or in case the See be void by the Guardian of the Spiritualities, under his Seal, and thall in the prefence of the fame Archbishop, or Bilhop, or Guardian, read the Nine and thirty Articles of Religion, mentioned in the Stai tute of the thirteenth year of the late Queen Eli zabeth, with Declaration of his unfeighed affent to the same; and. That every person and persons, who now is, or hereafter fall be licensed, aflign: ed, Appointed, or Received as a Lecturer, to preach upon any Day of the week in any Church, Chapel, or place of publick worship within this Realm of England, or places aforesaid, the fift time he preacbeth before his Sermon) thall openly, publickly, and folemnly read the com