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and his success in this practice is said to have been very
considerbishops oV ecclesiastics , drew up this new office for his use : but we find that it went in the manner and form follow ing : —First , the King kneeling ^ shall say , " In the name of the Father , and of the Son , and of the Holy Ghost . Amen , And as soon as he hath said that * he shall
say , Give the blessing . The chaplain kneeling before the king , and having a stole about his necky shall answer and say •* The Lord be in your heart and in your lips , to confess all your sins . In the name of the Father , and of the Son , and of the Holy Ghost . Amen . Or etee he shall say , *« Christ hear us In the name of the Father , and of the Son , and of the Holy Ghost . Amen . Then by and by
the king shall say , I confess to God , to the bles&ed virgin Mary , to all the saints , and to you , that I have sinned in thought , word and deed , through my fault : I pray holy Mary and all the saints of God to pray for me . ' The chaplain shall
answer and say , Almighty God have mercy on you , and pardon you all your sins , deliver you from all evil , and confirm you m good , and bring you to everlasting life . Atnen . " The almighty and merciful Lord grant you absolution and remission of all your sins , time for repentance and amendment of life , with the
grace and comfort of his holy spirit ; Amen . " This done the chaplain shall say , The Lord be with you . The king shall mnswer And with thy spirit . The chaplain , Part of the Gospel according to St . Mark . The king shall answer , Glory to thee O Lord . The chaplain reads the Gospel , u Last he appeared to those
eleven as they sat at the table : and he exprobated their incredulity and hardness of heart , because they did not believe them that had seen him risen again . And he said them : going into the whole world , preach the gospel to all creatures . He that belicvcth and is baptised , shall be saved : but he that believeth not shall
be condemned . And them that believe these signs shall follow : in my name shall they cast out devils , they shall apeak with new tongues . Serpents shall they take up , and if they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them they shall impose hands upon the sick and they shall be whole . * ' Which last lause , ( They shall impose , 8 cc . ) the chap-§ 0 in repeats as long m tht king i * handling
able * This prince would also sometimes take upon him to con-— --- - ¦ ¦ - ¦ .
the sick person . And in the time of repeating the aforesaid words , ( they shall impose , &c . ) the clerk of the closet shall kneel before the king , having the sick person on the right hand ' ; and the sick person shall also kneel before the king : and the king shall lay his hand upon the sore of the
sick person . This done the chaplain shall make an end of the gospel . " And 30 our Loid Jesus , after he spake unto them , was assumpted into heaven and sate on the right hand of God . But they going forih , preached every where ; our Lord working withal , and confirming the wordwitb signs which followed . Whilst
this is reading , the chiiwgeon shall lead away the sick person from the king . And after the gospel the chaplain shall say The Lord be witn you . The king shall answer * And with thy spirit . The chaplain , The beginning of the Gospel accord - ing to St John . The king , Glory to thee O -Lord . The chaplain then shall say the
Gospel following , [ i * e , the first words of Johrts Gospel , ending at verse ^> th \ ft was the true light when lighteneth every man that cometh into this worl d * Which last clause ( It was the true light , &c . ) shalt be repeated so long as the icing shall be crossing the sore of the sick person , with an angel of gold noble , and the sick
person to have the same an % el hang d about his neck , and to wear it untii he be full whole . This done the chirurgeon shall lead away the sick person as he did before , and then the chaplain shall make an end of the gospel fi . e . read on from verse 9 th , where he left off before , to the end of
verse 14 ] % Then the chaplain shall say The Lord's name be praised- The king shall answer , Now and for ever . Ther \ shall the chaplain say this collect following , praying for the sick person o , persons ; O Lord hear my prayer . The King shall answer , And let my cry come unto thee .
fhe chaplain , Let us pray . <« Almighty and everlasting God , the eternal health of them that believe ; graciousl y hear us for thy servants for whom we implore the aid of thy mercy , that their health being restored to thcm , nt : hey may give thee thanks in > thy church , through Ch 11 st our Lord- Amen . "
This prayer folloiixing is to be said secretly , after the sick persons be departed from the King , at his pleasure *— " Alini ghty ** Q < L , Ruler and Lovd , by vrh Q § q
Richards ' s History of the Royal l ouch . 9
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1813, page 9, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2424/page/9/