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day-light, I found it was not the child of which I had been delivered. And the other woman anfwered : 'Tis not as thou sayeft: but it is thy child which is dead, and mine that liveth. On the contrary she replied: Thou lieft; for my child is alive, and thine is dead. In this manner they wrangled before the king. Then the king said: The one faith : 'Tis my child which is alive, and thine is dead : and the other repliethr: No; but 'tis thy child is dead, and mine is alive. And the king faid: Bring me a sword. And a sword being brought before the king, he said : Divide the child that is alive in the middle, and give half to one and half to the other.' Then the woman, that was the mother of the living child, faid to the king, (for her bowels were moved for her child) I beseech thee, my Lord, give her the child alive, and kill it not. But, on the contrary, the other faid : Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it. Then the king answered and faid : Give this woman the child alive, and let it not be killed, for she is the mother of it. And all Israel heard of the judgment the king had given, and they feared the king : for they faw the wisdom of God was with him to do justice.

GRADUAL. Pf. 30. Be to me a protecting God, and a place of refuge to save me. V. Pf. 70. In thee, O God, have I put my trust; never let me be put to shame. TRACT. Deal not, &c. as above, p. 29.

GOSPEL. John ii. 13, 25;
T that time : The Passover of the Jews was

near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And he found in the temple men that fold oxen, and Theep, and doves, and bankers fitting. And, having made, as it were, a whip of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, as well as the oxen and sheep, and he threw down the bankers money, and overturned their tables : and said to them that sold doves: Take these things away, and make not my Father's house a house of trade. And bis disciples remembered that it is written: A zeal for thy house bath eaten me up.

Then the Jews answered and said to him: What sign fhewest thou, that thou doest these things ?: Jesus answered and faid to them: Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then the Jews faid: This temple was fix-and-forty years building, and wilt thou raise it up in three days ? But he spoke of the temple of his body.' And when he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered he had said this, and they believed the fcripture, and what Jesus had said. And being in Jerusalem at the Pasover on the festival-day, many believed in his name, seeing the miracles he did. But Jefus trusted not himself to them, because he knew all men, and needed not any should inform him concerning man: for he knew what was in man.

OFFERTORY, PS.99. Cing to God all the earth, serve the Lord with joy : come before him with gladness, for he the Lord is God.

SECRET. MAY the sacrifice we have offered to thee, O

Lord, always give us life, and defend us, Thro'.

COMMUNION. Pf. 18. Cleanse me, O Lord, from my hidden fins, and free thy servant from those of other men.

POSTCOMMUNION. Sumptis MAY the receiving of these saving mysteries, we

beseech thee, O Lord, advance our eternal redemption. Thro'. Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God.

PRAYER. Deprecationem.
E beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully hear

our prayer, and grant us thy protection, as it is thou inspirest us to ask it. Thro'.

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fpise not my petition : Jook op me, and hear me. Pf. I am filled with sorrow in my exercise, and I am frightened at the voice of my enemy, and the distress of the funner. V. Glory.

COLLECT. Sacræ nobis.
E beseech thee, O Lord, that the holy fast

we observe, may be to our improvement in holy converfation ; and draw down upon us the constant succours of thy mercy. Thro'. LESSON.

Exod. xxxii. 7, 14: In those days: The Lord spoke to Mofes, saying:

: which thou haft brought out of the land of Egypt, hath sinned. They have foon forsaken the way, which thou haft thewed them; and they have made to themselves a molten calf, and adored it; and offering sacrifices to it, have said : These are thy Gads, Q Ifrael, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt. And the Lord faid again to Mases: I see this is a stubborn people : let me alone, that my wrath may be kindled against them, and that I may destroy them, and I will make of thee a great nation. But Moses befought the Lord his God, faying: Why is thy anger raised, O Lord, against thy people, which thou baft brought out of the land

of Egypt with great power, and a mighty hand. Let not the Egyptians say, I beseech thee; he hath craftily brought them out, to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth: let thy anger cease, and be appeased with regard to the iniquity of thy people. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Ifrael, thy servants, to whom thou didft swear by thyself, saying: I will multiply your feed as the stars of the heavens; and all this land, of which I spoke, I will give to your feed, and you fall posless it for ever. And the Lord was appeafed, so as not to do the evil which he had spoke against his people.

GRADUAL. PJ: 43. Arise, O Lord, fuccour us, and deliver us for the sake of thy own name. V. We have heard, O God, with our own ears, and our forefathers have related to us the work thou didit in their days, and in the ages paft.

GOSPEL. John vii. 14, 31.
AT that time : The festival-day being now half

spent, Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. And the Jews wondered, saying: How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? Jesus answered them, and said: My doctrine is not my own, but his that sent me. If any will do his will, he will know ke of my doctrine, whether it be from God, or whether I speak from myself: he that speaketh of himself, seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, he is true, and injustice is not in him. Did not Mofes give you the law? And yet none of you keep the law. Why seek you to kill me? The people answered, and said : Thou art possessed with a Devil : Who seeketh to kill thee? Jesus answering, said to them: I have done one thing, and you

all wonder. Now Mofes gave you circumcifion, (not that it came from Mofes, but from the fathers) and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath-day. If a man

k Or, He will be able to judge of my doctrine.


receive circumcision on the Sabbath-day that the law of Moses may not be broke; are you angry at me, because I have healed a whole man on the fabbath-day ? Judge not according to appearances, but judge just judgment. Then said some of Jerusalem: Is not this he, whom they seek to kill ? Behold he speaketh in publick, and they say nothing to him. Have the Rulers found out for certain that he is the Chrif? But we know from whence this man is : but when the Chrif fhall come, no one knoweth from whence he is. Jesus therefore cried out aloud in the temple teaching, and saying : You both know me, and you know from whence I am. And I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is trųe', whom you know not. I know him, because I am m of him, and he sent me. They sought therefore to seize him, but nobody laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come, And many of the people believed in him.

OFFERTORY. Pf. 39. I have waited without being tired for the Lord, and he hath looked upon me: and he hath heard my prayer : and he hath put in my mouth a new canticle, a hymn to our God.

AY this offering, O Lord, we beseech thee,

cleanse away our sins: and fanctify both the bodies and souls of thy servants for worthily celebrating this facrifice. Thro'.

COMMUNION. PS, 19. We will rejoice in thy salvation : and we will glory in the name of the Lord. POSTCOMMUNION. Hujus nos.

‘AY the receiving of this facrament, O Lord,

purify us from sin, and bring us to the kingdom of heaven. Thro'.

1 Expl. True to the promise be made of fending a Saviour.

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