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thou pleased to love me with the love of a father, and a brother, and a husband, and a lord; and make me to serve thee in the communion of saints, in receiving the sacrament, in the practice of all holy virtues, in the imitation of thy life, and conformity to thy sufferings; that I, having now put on the Lord Jesus, may marry his loves and his enmities, may desire his glory, and may obey his laws, and be united to his Spirit, and in the day of the Lord I may be found having on the wedding-garment, and bearing in my body and soul the marks of the Lord Jesus, that I may enter into the joy of my Lord, and partake of his glories for ever and ever. Amen. Ejaculations to be used any time that day, after the solemnity
is ended. Lord, if I had lived innocently, I could not have deserved to receive the crumbs, that fall from thy table. How great is thy mercy, who hast feasted me with the bread of virgins, with the wine of angels, with manna from heaven!
O when shall I pass from this dark glass, from this veil of sacraments, to the vision of thy eternal clarity; from eating thy body, to beholding thy face in thy eternal kingdom?
Let not my sins crucify the Lord of life again : let it never be said concerning me, " The hand of him that betrayeth me, is with me on the table.”
O that I might love thee as well as ever any creature loved thee! Let me think nothing but thee, desire nothing but thee, enjoy nothing but thee. O Jesus, be a Jesus unto me. Thou art all things unto
Let nothing ever please me, but what savours of thee and thy miraculous sweetness.
Blessed be the mercies of our Lord, who of God is made unto me wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.
“He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord." Amen.
THE END OF HOLY LIVING.
RULE AND EXERCISES
H O L Y DYING.
IN WHICH ARE DESCRIBED
THE MEANS AND INSTRUMENTS OF PREPARING OURSELVES AND OTHERS RESPECTIVELY FOR A BLESSED DEATH ;
AND THE REMEDIES AGAINST
THE EVILS AND TEMPTATIONS PROPER TO THE STATE OF SICKNESS:
PRAYERS AND ACTS OF VIRTUE, TO BE USED B AND DYING PERSONS, OR BY OTHERS STANDING IN THEIR ATTENDANCE
TO WHICH ARE ADDED
RULES FOR THE VISITATION OF THE SICK,
OFFICES PROPER FOR THAT MINISTRY.
Το μιν τελευτήσαι πάντων ή πεπρωμένη κατέκρινε:
Isoc. ad Demonic. p. 13. od. Lange.
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
AND NOBLEST LORD,
RICHARD, EARL OF CARBERY,
MY LORD, I am treating your Lordship, as a Roman gentleman did St. Augustine and his mother; I shall entertain you in a charnel-house, and carry your meditations awhile into the chambers of death, where you shall find the rooms dressed up with melancholic arts, and fit to converse with your most retired thoughts, which begin with a sigh, and proceed in deep consideration, and end in a holy resolution. The sight, that St. Augustine most noted in that house of sorrow, was the body of Cæsar, clothed with all the dishonours of corruption, that you can suppose in a six months' burial.. But I know, that, without pointing, your first thoughts will remember the change of a greater beauty, which is now dressing for the brightest immortality, and from her bed of