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And also Speaking to the Perfons that fall be married, he shall say, Require and charge. you both (as ye will answer at the

-dreadful day of judgment, when the secrets of all hearts Thall be disclosed) that if either of you know any impediment, why ye may not be lawfully joined together in Matrimony, ye do now confefs it. For be ye well assured, that so

ir many as are coupled together otherwise than God's Word doth allow, are not joined together by God, neither is their Matrimony lawful.

At which day of marriage, if any man do alledge and declare any impediment

why they may not be conpled together in matrimony, by God's laru, or the laws of this realm; and will be bound, and fufficient fureties with him, to the Parties, or else put in u Caution (to the full value of such Charges as the Persons to be married do thereby Juftain) 10 prove his Allegation; then the folemnization inult be deferred, until fuch Time as the Truth be tried.

If no impediment be alledged, then shall the Curate say unto the man, N. VILT thou have chis Woman to thy wedded Wife,

to live together after God's ordinance, in the ho. ly 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 thall live?

The Man fball Anficer, I will.



Then shall the Prief Jay unto the Women,
ILT thou have this Man to thy wedded Husband,

to live together after God's ordinance, in the holy Eitace of Matrimony? Wilt thou obey him, terve him, love, honour, and keep him in sickness and in health ; and forfaking all other, keep thee only unto him, so long as ye both shall live?

The Woman Mall Answer, I will.

Then skall the Minister say,
Who giveth this Woman to be inarried to this Man?


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Then all they give their Troth to each other in this Manner..
Tbi Minifter receiving the Woman ät her Farbet's or friend's Hands, Avali

cause the Man with bis Right Hand to take tbe: Woman by.ber Right Hand,
and 1a fay after him, as followesb:
N. take thee N. to my wedded Wife; to have and to hold

from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer
for pooter, 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.
Tben Mall they loose their Hands, and the Woman with ber Right Hand idking
i be Man by his Right Hand, jball likewise

saj, after i be Minister : N. take thee N. to my wedded Husband, to have and to

hold, from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, cherish, and to obey, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I give thee my Troth. Oben Hall-they again loose their Hands, and the Man fill give unto the Wi

mun a Ring, laying the same upon the Book, with the accustomed Duty to ibe Priest and Clerk. And the Prief taking the Ring, fall deliver it unto the Man, to put it upon the Fourth Finger of the Woman's Left Hand. And the Man holding the Ring there, and taught by the Prief, fhall fay;

ITH this Ring 1 thee wed, with my Body 1 thee

worship, and with all my worldly goods I thee endow: In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Then ibe Man leaving the Ring upon the Fourth Finger of the Womari's Ler

Hand, they hall lorb knitel down, and ibe Mixifer Joall faj;

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Eternal God, Creator and Preserver of all mankind,

Giver of all spiritual grace, the Author of everlasting life; Send thy bleming upon these thy servants, this Man and this Woman, whom we bless in thy Name; thac as Ifaac and Rebecca lived faithfuily together, so these Perfons may surely perform and keep the vow and covenane betwixt them made (whereof this ring given and received is a token and pledge) and may ever remain in perfect love and peace together, and live according to thy law's, through Jesus Chritt our Lord. Amen.



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Then all the Prieft join their Right Hands together, and say, Those whom God hath joined together, let no man put

asunder. Then mall the Minister Speak unto the People: Orasmuch as N. and N. have consented together in holy

Wedlock, and have witneffed the fame before God and this company, and thereto have given and pledged their Troth either to other, and have declared the same by giving and receiving of a Ring, and by joining of Hands; I pronounce that they be Man and Wife together, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

And the Minister shall add this Bleking:
OD the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost,

bless preserve, and keep you: the Lord mercifully with his favour look upon you ; and so fill you with all spiritual benedi&tion and grace, that ye may, fo live together

, in this life, that in the world to come ye may have life everlaltiny. Amen. Then the Minister or Clerks going to the Lord's Table, shall say or fing

this Pralm following:

Beati omnes, Psal. cxx;
Lessed are all they that fear the Lord: and walk in his

ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: well is thee, and happy shalt thou be.

Thy wife shall be as the fruitful vine : upon the walls of thine house.

Thy children like the olive-branches: round about thy table:

Lo, thus shall the man be blessed: that feareth the Lord. · The Lord from out of Sion shall fo bless thee: that thou shalt lee Jerusalem in prosperity all thy life long;

Yea, that thou shalt see thy childrens children: and peace upon Israel.

Glory be to the Father, &c.
As it was in the, &c.


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Or this Psalm,

Deus mifereatur. Pfal. Ixvii.
OD be merciful unto us, and bless us : and show us
the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto


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That thy way may be known upon earth: thy faving health among all nations.

Let the people praise thee, O God: yea, let all the people praise thee.

O let the nations rejoice and be glad: for thou shalt judge the folk righteoufly, and govern the nations upon earth.

Let the people praise thee, O God: yea, let all the people praise thee.

Then Mall the earth bring forth her increase: and God, even our own God, shall give us his blessing.

God fhall blefs us: and all the ends of the World shall fear hini.

Glory be to the Father, &c.

As it was in the, &c. The Psalm ended, and the Man and the Woman kneeling before the

Lord's Table, the Priest standing at the Table, and turning his Face
towards them, shall say,

Lord have mercy upon us.
Answer. Christ have mercy upon us.
Minister. Lord have mercy upon us:
UR Father whích art in Heaven, Hallowed be chy

Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done in Earth, As it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil. Amen.

Minifter. O Lord, fave thy fervant, and thy handmaid;
Answer. Who put their trust in thee.
Minister. O Lord, fend them help from thy holy place ;
Answer. And evermore defend them.
Minister. Be unto them a tower of strength,
Answer. From the face of their enemy.




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Minister. O Lord, hear our prayer ;
Answer. And let our cry come unto thee.

GOD of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob,

bless these thy servants, and low the seed of eternal
Jite in their hearts; that whatsoever in thy holy Word they
Thall profitably learn, they may in deed fulfil the same.
Look, O Lord, mercifully upon them from heaven, and
bless them. And as thou didst send thy blessing upon
Abraham and Sarah, to their great comfort ; fo vouchsafe to
send thy blessing upon these thy servants ; that they obeying
thy will, and alway being in safety under thy protection,
may abide in thy love unto their lives end, through Jesus
Chrift our Lord. Amer,
This Prayer next following fall þe omitted, where the Woman is past

Merciful Lord, and heavenly Father, by whose graci-

ous gift mankind is increased; We beseech thee assist with thy blessing these two persons; that they may both be fruitful in procreation of Children, and also live together so long in godly love and honesty, that they may see their Children christianly and virtuously brought up, to thy praise and honour, through Jesus Christ oựr Lord. Amen. .

God, who by thy mighty power haft made all things

of nothing, who also (after ocher things set in order) didit appoint, that out of Man (created after thine own image and limilitude) Woman should take her beginning; and knitting them together, didst teach that it should never be lawful to put afunder those, whom thou by Matrimony hadit made one: O God, who haft consecrated the state of Matriniony to such an excellent Mystery, thac in it is fignified and represented the spiritual marriage and unity betwixt Christ and his Church; Look mercifully upon these thy servants; that both this Man may love his Wife according so thy Word (as Christ did love his spouse the Church, who gave himself for it, loving and cherishing it, even as his own




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