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the English Tongue, differing nothing in any Ora der or Form from the said English Book; for which Book, fo Translated and Imprinted, the Church wardens of every of the said Parishes Thall pay out of the Parish-money in their hands for the use of the respective Churches, and be allowed the same on their Account; and, That" the said Bishops and their Successors, or any Three of them, at the least, Mäll set and appoint the price, for which the said Book shall be fold; And one other Book of Cominon prayer in the English Tongue shall be bought and had in every Church ihroughout 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 sooner attain to the knowledge of ihe Englisli Tongue; Any thing in this Act to the contrary notwithstanding; And until Printed Copies of the said Book, so to be tran. flated, may be bad and provided, the Form of Common prayer, eltáblished by Parliament be- ' (bré the making of this Act, shall be used as forperly in such parts of Wales, where ihe English Tongue is not commonly understood.. is * And to the end that the true and perfect com pies of this Act, and the said Book hereunto an


nexed, may be safely kept, and perpetually pre served, and for the avoiding of all dilputes for the time 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 fixty and two, obtain under the Great Seal of England a true and perfect printed Copy of this Act, and of the said Book annexed hereunio, 10 be by the said Deans and Chapters, and their Succeffors, kept and preserved in safety for ever, and to be also produced, and thewed forth in any Court of Record, as often as they shall be thereunto lawfully required; And also there shall be delivered true and perfect Copies of this Act, and of the fame Book into the respective Courts at Westminster, and into the Tower of London, to be kept and preserved for ever among the Records 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 said Books, so to be exemplified under the Great Seal of England, shall be examined by such per. fons as the King's Majesty shall.appoint under the Great Seal of England for that purpole, and shall be compared with the Original Book hereunto annexed, and Ihall have power to correct, and amènd in writing any Error committed by the Printer in the printing of the fame Look, or of any thing therein contained, and shall cerufy in


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writing, under their, Hands and Seals, or the Hands and Seals of any three of them, at the end of the same Book, that they have examined and compared the fame Book, and find it to be a true and perfect Copy; which said Books, and every one of them, foi exemptifred under the Great Seal of England, as aforesaid, shall be deemed, jaken, adjudged, and expounded to be good, and available in the Lawi, to all intents and purposes whatfoever, and shall be accounted as good Re. cords as this Book itfelf hereunta annexed; Any Law or Cuftom to the contrary in any wife noi. withstandinga, 1.57'de bisogna ,, Provided also. That : this A&t; ori any thing therein containedyr. shall not be prejudicial or burtful 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 cannexed unto the place of the fame King's : Professor for the time being, by the late Kióg, James: of bleffed me mory. .; '

Priboileritanggitin some Provided always. That whereas the Six. and thirtieth Article of the Nine and thirty Articles agreed upon by the Archbishops, and Bishops of both Provinces, and the whole Clergyyrin the Convocation 'holden at London, in the year of our Lord, One thousand five hundred fixty two, for the avoiding of diverhties of bpinions, and for establishing of conlent, touching true Religion, is in these words following, viz," : i... insomn, O." That

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" That the Book of Confecration of Arch" bishops, 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, doch

. contain all things neceffary to such Consecra. “tion and Ordaining, neither hath it any thing

that of iđelf is fuperftitious,' and ungodly; & And therefore whosoever are Confecrated or « Ordered acéording to the Rites of that Book, “ Gnçé therfecond year of the aforenamed King

Edward unto this time for Chereafter fhall be « Consecrated or Ordered according to the

ilame Rites ;::We decrée all such to be rightly, 54 örderly, and lawfully Confecrated and Or? 6. dered ;''0 70. rom v ind i

0972.101, Live. orn.': : : It be enacted, and becir therefore-enacted by the Authority aforesaid,- That all lubscription's hereafter to be had or made onto the faid Arti. 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 said Articles, fhall be con. ftrued and taken to dextend, and shall be applied ffor and touching the said Six and thirtieih Ar ticle) unto the Book containing the Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, in the Act mentioned, in such fort and mariner as the fame did beretofore exiend unto the Book set forth in the time of King Edward the Sixch, mentionad


in the said Six and thirtieth Article; Any thing in the laid Article, or in any Statuie, Act, or Canon, heretofore had or made, to the contrary thereot in any wise notwithstanding.

Provided also, That the Book of Commonprayer, 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 Deacons, heretofore in ule, 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 fix hundred sixty and two.

Priest. Your A&ts against your ancestors, the Catholics, are produced by the spirit that enraged the Jews to crucify their Melliah; despair and misrepresentation is capable, and history informs us, productive of innumerable tragical scenes, as is known.' These Acts have been similar to the Imperial Edi&ts in the first three Centuries of Christianity. The many executions, which are authentically attested, with the thousands that are at this instant obliged to seek bread, though of the first families, many of them in foreign service, through these bloody ediąs, is a stigma that will ever entail infamy, and, if the greatest politicians mistake not, the destruction of our Nation. Every Protestant State, for some time past, have found, according to true policy, that Catholic alliances


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