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against sorrow; but pray thee to multiply our penitential sorrows upon us; that we may truly mourn for our offences against thee, and may, with great caution, take care we may no more offend thee, and redeem the time which we have spent in vanity; and employ the remaining portion of our days in the ways of peace and righteousness, of wisdom and the fear of God; that when thou shalt send thy angels to gather the wheat into thy granary, we may be bound up in the bundle of life, and dwell in the house of God for ever, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Καί σοι τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομέν
Τῷ ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι,
Νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας
NATURE, EFFECTS, AND BLESSINGS,
THE WORTHY RECEIVING OF THE
AND OF ALL THE DUTIES REQUIRED IN ORDER TO A WORTHY PREPARATION:
THE CASES OF CONSCIENCE OCCURRING IN THE DUTY OF HIM THAT MINISTERS, AND OF HIM THAT COMMUNICATES;
DEVOTIONS FITTED TO EVERY PART OF THE MINISTRATION.
MOST ILLUSTRIOUS PRINCESS
HER ROYAL HIGHNESS
PRINCESS OF GREAT BRITAIN, DOWAGER OF ORANGE, &c.
ALTHOUGH none of the subjects of these nations can, in propriety of speaking, be a stranger to the royal family, from whom every single person receives the daily emanations of many blessings;-yet besides this, there is much in your Royal Highness, by which your princely person is related to all amongst us, that are or would be excellent. For where virtue is in her exaltation, to that excellent person, all that are or would be thought virtuous, do address themselves either to be directed or encouraged, for example or for patronage, for the similitude of affection or likeness of design; and, therefore, Madam, although it is too great a confidence in me, something a stranger, to make this address to so high-born and great a princess; yet