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EPISTLE. 2 Cor. vi. I, 10.
B Rethren : We exhort you


receive not the grace of God in vain. For he himself faith, In an acceptable time bave I heard thee: And in the day of salvation have I helped thee. * Behold now is the acceptable time: Behold now is the day of salvation.

Give no offence to any man, that our ministry may not be blamed. But in all things let us behave ourselves like servants of God with much patience in tribulation, in necessities, in distress, in stripes, in prisons, in feditions, in labours, in watchings, in fastings: With chastity, with knowledge, with longsuffering, with meekness, with the Holy Ghost, with unfeigned charity, with the word of truth, with the power of God; by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left: In honour and dishonour, in bad and good repute : As feducers, tho' we preach the truth : As unknown, tho' known : As dying, tho'behold we are alive: As persons punished, yet not killed: As forrowful, yet always rejoicing: As needy, yet enriching many: As having nothing, yet possessing all things.

GRADUAL. PS. xc. God hath given his Angelis suis Deus manAngels a charge over davit de te, ut cuftodiant thee, to guard thee in te in omnibus viis tuis, all thy ways. V. They V. In manibus portashall bear thee up on

bunt te ne unquam

oftheir hands, left at any fendas ad lapidem petime thou hit thy foot dem tuum. against a stone.

TRACT, Pf. xc. He that taketh up Qui habitat in adjuhis abode in the aid of torio altissimi, in protecthe most high, shall re

tione Dei coeli commomain under the protec- - rabitur. V. Dicet Do. tion of the God of hea- mino, susceptor meus es

ven. V. He shall say to tu, & refugium meum: the Lord, Thou art my Deus meus, fperabo in protector and iny refuge: eum. V. Quoniam ipse He is my God, in him liberavit me de laqueo will I hope. V. For it venantium, & à verbo is he, who hath deliver- aspero. V. Scapulis suis ed me from the snare of obumbrabit tibi, & sub those that hunted me, pennis ejus fperabis. and from their threats. V. Scuto circumdabit te V. He shall cover thee veritas ejus : Non time. with his shoulders, and bis à timore nocturno. thou shalt hope under V A fagittà volante per his wings. V. His truth diem, à negotio peramIhall compass thee with bulante in tenebris, à a lhield: Thou shalt not ruinà, & dæmonio merifear the terrors of the diano. V. Cadent à lanight. V. Nor the ar- tere tuo mille, & decem row Aying by day, nor millia à dextris tuis: Tithe-milchier italking in bi autem non appropinthe dark, nor a fall, quabit. V. Quoniam nor the noon-day devil. Angelis suis mandavit de V. A thousand fall fall te, ut custodiant te in on thy side, and ten thou- omnibus viis tuis. V. In fand on thy right hand: manibus portabunt te, But he shall not approach ne unquam offendas ad thee. V. For he hath lapidem pedem tuum, given his Angels charge v. Super alpidem & baover thee, to guard thee filiscum ambulabis, & in all thy ways. V. They conculcabis leonem & shall bear thee up on draconem. V. Quonitheir hands, lest at any am in me speravit, libetime thou hit thy foot rabo eum; protegam against a stone. V. Thou eum, quoniam cognovit fhalt tread on the asp nomen meum.

V. Inand the bafilisk, thou vocabit me, & ego exfhalt trample on the lion audiam eum : Cum ipand the dragon. V. Since so sum in tribulatione. he hath hoped in me, I V. Eripiam eum, & glowill deliver him; I will rificabo eum: Longituprotect him, fince he dine dierum adimplebo hath known my name.

eum, & oftendam illi laV. He shall call upon

lutare meum. me, and I will hear him: I am with him in distress. V. I will rescue him, and glorify him: I will fill him with length of days, and thew him

my falvation,

GOSPEL. Matt. iv. I, II. AT

T that time: Jefus was led by the spirit into the

desert, to be tempted by the Devil. And when he had fafted forty days and forty nights he was afterwards hungry. And the tempter coming, faid to him: If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered, and said, It is written: Not by bread alone doth man live, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of Goue. Then the Devil took him up into the holy city, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and faid to him: If thou be the Son of God cast thyself down, for it is written: He hath given his Angels charge over thee, and in their hands Mall they bear thee up, left perhaps thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said to him: It is again written: Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Again the Devil took kim

up into a very high mountain, and thewed him all the kingdoms of the world, and all the glory of thein, and said to him: All these will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and adore me.

Then Jesus faith to him: Begone Satan; for it is written : The Lord thy God halt thou a dore, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the Devil left him, and behold Angels caine, and ininistred to him. CREDO.

e Expl. Man lives by every thing else that was created for bis food by the allpowerful word of God in ibe creation of the world.


OFFERTORY. Pf. xc. The Lord shall cover Scapulis suis obumbrathee with his shoulders, bit tibi Dominus, & sub and thou shalt hope un- pennis ejus fperabis; scuder his wings : his truth to circumdabit te veritas shall compass thee with ejus. a lhield.

1. SECRET. E offer thee, O Lord, in the moft solemn

manner, this facrifice at the beginning of Lent, humbly beseeching thee, that as we retrench from the food of our bodies, we may also refrain from all noxious pleasures. Thro'.

Raciously hear us, O God our Saviour: that,

by virtue of this facrament, thou may'st defend us from all enemies both of body and soul, give us grace in this life, and glory in the next.


thy elect, who are to be eternally happy above: grant, we beseech thee, that, by the intercession of all thy faints, the names of those we have under taken to pray for, as likewise of all the faithful, may be wrote in the book of life. Thro'.

PREFACE of LENT, as p. xxii.

COMMUNION, Pf. xc. The Lord thall cover Scapulis fuis obumthee with his thoulders, brabit tibi Dominus, & and thou thalt hope un- fub pennis ejus fperabis: der his wings : his truth scuto circumdabit te vethall compass thee with ritas. a fhield. 1. POSTCOMMUNION. Tui nos. AY the holy oblation, O Lord, of thy facra

ment give us a new life, that, by laying afide VOL. II.


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the old man, it may bring us to the participation of this saving mystery. Thro'. II. POSTCOMMUNION. Mundet.

CAY the oblation of this divine sacrament, we

beseech 'thee, O Lord, both cleanse us, and defend us: and, by the intercession of blessed Mary, the Virgin-mother of God, together with that of thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, as likewise of blessed George, and of all the saints, free us from all fin, and deliver us from all adversity. III. POSTCOMMUNION. Purificent. Rant, we beseech thee, O Almighty and mer

ciful God, that the facrament we have received may purify us ; and that, by the intercelfion of all thy saints, this same facrament may not increase our guilt, and draw down punishment, but may obtain for us a saving pardon. May it wash away our fins; may it strengthen us in our weakness; may it be a defence against all the dangers of the world; may it procure a pardon for fin to all the faithful both living and dead. Thro'.

VESPER S. The Little Chapter. Beginning of the EPISTLE to *, p. 22.

Η Υ Μ Ν. O

Gracious Lord, in- Udi, benigne concline thine ears

ditor, To th' humble prayers Noftras preces cum filejoin'd with tears,

tibus Which in this sacred faft In hoc facro jejunio

of Lent Are offer'd by the peni- Fusas quadragenario.

tent. Searcher of hearts,

Scrutator alme corwhose piercing eyes

dium, See clearly man's infir- Infirma tu fcis virium :

mities :


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