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1662 bodies, in the ways of thy laws, and in the works of thy commandments ; that through thy most mighty protection both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Then the Bishop shull bless them, sayings Then the Bishop shall be the challeltaine thus,

siting thus; THE blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the holy

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Solemnization of Matrimony. Solemnization of Matrimony, Tirst the Bumns of ull that are to be l'insi, the Bunns mune boue uisheid tuer

married together must be published in seural Sundays or join.curs, in the the Church three serrrul Sundays, or

time of Scrire, the purple being partsin, Mold.detis, in the time of Dirini Sere ulicr the accustomed mer. Pué, immediately before the sentences for the offertor! ; ile Curate sayin anter the tunnel inunner,

PUBLISH the Banns of mar

riage between M. of and N. of

If any of you know cause, or just impediment, why these two persons should not be joined together in holy matrimony, ye are to declare it. This is the first [second or third] time of asking

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HE blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the holy

Ghost, be upon you, and remain with you for ever. Amen.

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the Church uith their friends and neigh with their friends and neighbours; un bours; and there standing together, the there the Priest shuil suy thus. muu on the right hand, mil the roman on the left, the Priust shall say, EARLY 'beloved, we are gathered together here in the sight of

God, and in the face of this congregation, to join together this man and this woman in holy matrimony ; which is an honourable estate, instituted of God in the time of man's innocency, signifying unto us the mystical union that is betwixt Christ and his Church : which holy estate Christ adorned and beautified with his presence, and first miracle that he wrought, in Cana of Galilee ; and is commended of Saint Paul to be honourable among all men; and therefore 'is not by any to be enterprised, nor taken in hand, unadvisedly, lightly, or wantonly, to satisfy men's carnal lusts and appetites, like brute beasts that have no understanding; but reverently, discreetly, advisedly, soberly, and in the fear of God; duly considering the causes for which matrimony was ordained. First, It was ordained for the pro One

was, the procreation of chilcreation of children, to be brought dren, to be brought up in the fear up in the fear and nurture of the and nurture of the Lord, and praise Lord, and to the praise of his holy of God. Name.

Secondly, It was ordained for a Secondly, it was ordained for a remedy against sin, and to avoid remedy against sin, and to avoid fornication ; that such persons as fornication ; that such persons as have not the gift of continency have not the gift of continency, might marry, and keep themselves might marry, and keep themselves undefiled members of Christ's body. undefiled members of Christ's body.

Thirdly, It was ordained for the Thirdly, for the mutual somutual society, help and comfort, that ciety, help, and comfort, that the one ought to have of the other, both in prosperity and adversity, Into which holy estate these two persons present come now to be joined. Therefore if any man can shew any just cause, why they may not lawfully be joined together, let him now speak, or else hereafter for ever hold his peace.

And also, speaking ounto the persons that shall be married, he shall stiit, I

REQUIRE and charge ?you both (as ye will answer at the dreadful

day of judgment when the secrets of all hearts shall be disclosed) that if either of you know any impediment why 'ye may not be lawfully joined together in matrimony, "" ye do now confess it. For be ye weil assured, that so many as "are coupled together otherwise than God's Word doth allow, are not joined together by God; neither is their matri

mony lawful.

' beloved friends (1604] [S. L.)
? his congregation (1604] his church (S. L.]
3 of God in Paradise, in, &c. (1604] (S. L.)
* is not to be enterprised, &c. [1604] IS. L.]
5 the which (1604) (S. L.]

to (1604) (S. L.)
you, as you will, &c. [1604] [S. L.] 8 do know [1604] (S. L.]

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EARLY beloved friends, we are gathered together here in the

this man and this woman in holy matrimony; which is an honourable 12 state, instituted of God in Paradise, in the time of man's innocency, signifying unto us the mystical union that is betwixt Christ and his Church; which holy 12 state Christ adorned and beautified with his presence and first miracle that he wrought in Cana of Galilee; and is commended of Saint Paul, to be honourable among all men ; and therefore is not to be enterprised, nor taken in hand unadvisedly, lightly, or wantonly, to satisfy men's carnal lusts and appetites, like brute beasts that have no understanding; but reverently, discreetly, advisedly, soberly, and in the fear of God; duly considering the causes for the which matrimony was ordained.

"One was, the procreation of children, to be brought up in the fear and nurture of the Lord, and praise of God. Secondly, it was ordained for a remedy against sin, and to avoid fornication ; that is such persons as have not the gift of continency might marry, and keep themselves undefiled members of Christ's body. Thirdly, for the mutual society, help, and comfort, that the one ought to have of the other, both in prosperity and adversity: into the which holy ? state these two persons present come now to be joined. Therefore if any man can shew any just cause why they may not lawfully be 16 joined together, let him now speak, or else hereafter for ever hold his

peace.

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ind also speaking to the persons thut shall be marred, he shail say, REQUIRE and charge you, (as you will answer at the dreadful day

of judgment, when the secrets of all hearts shall be disclosed) that if either of you do know any impediment, why ye may not be lawfully joined together in matrimony, that ye confess it. For be ye well assured, that so many as be coupled together, otherwise than God's word doth allow, are not "joined together by God, neither is their matrimony lawful.

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you (S. L.)

10 that ye confess it (1604] [S. L.) be 1604] [S. L.]

estate (1552] (1549) 13 for which (1552)

one cause was, &c. (1549) 15 such persons as be married might live chastely in matrimony and keep themselves, &c. (1549) 16 joined so together (1549)

17 joined of God, (1549)

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1604 S. L. At which day of marriage, if any man dlo alledge and declare any impediment, uchy

they may not be coupled together in Matrimony, by God's Law, or the Luus of this Ralm ; and will be bound, und sufficient surciies with him, to the parties; or else put in a caution to the full rulue of such charges us the persons to be married do thereby sustain) to prore his allegation ; Then the solennization must be defired,

2 until such time as the truth be tried. If no impediment be alledged, then shall the 3 Curate say unto the Man,

WILT thou have this woman to thy wedded wife, to live toge

ther after God's ordinance in the holy estate of matrimony? Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honour, and keep her in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all other, keep thee only unto her, so long as *ye both shall live?

The Man shall ansul,

I will.

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Thou shall the Pricst say unto the fl'omun,
WILT thou have this man to thy wedded husband, to live toge-

ther after God's ordinance in the holy estate of matrimony ? Wilt thou obey him, and serve him, love, honour, and keep him in sickness and in health ; and forsaking all other, keep thee only unto him, so long as “ye both shall live?

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The Iloman shall ansies,

I will.

Then shall the Minister say,
Who giveth this woman to be married to this man?
Then shall they give their troth to each

other in this manner, The Minister, rectiring the woman at her And the s Minister roeciring the woman father's or friend's hands, shull cause at her father's or friend's hands, shiril the man with his right hand to take the cause the man to take the trumun bu the uomun by her right hand, and to say right hand, and so either to gire inci after him as followeth.

troth to other, the mun first suying, N. take thee N. to my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this

day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I plight thee my troth. Then shall they loose their hands : and Then shull they loose their hands, and the

the woman, with her right hand taking woman taking again the mun by the the man by his right hand, shall like right han, shall say,

wise suy after the Minister, I ,

N. take thee N. to my wedded husband, to have and to hold from ness and in health, to love, cherish, and to obey, 'till death us 6 do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I give thee my troth.

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