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FROM all blindness of heart; from pride, vainglory, and hypocrisy; from envy, hatred, and malice, and all uncharitableness,

Good Lord, deliver us.

From fornication, and all other deadly sin; and from all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil,

Good Lord, deliver us.

From lightning and tempest; from plague, pestilence, and famine; from battle and murder, and from sudden death,

Good Lord, deliver us.

From all sedition, privy conspiracy, and rebellion; from all false doctrine, heresy, and schism; from hardness of heart, and contempt of thy Word and Commandment,

Good Lord, deliver us.

By the mystery of thy holy Incarnation, by thy holy Nativity and Circumcision, by thy Baptism, Fasting, and Temptation,

Good Lord, deliver us.

By thine Agony and bloody Sweat, by thy Cross and Passion, by thy precious Death and Burial, by thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension, and by the coming of the Holy Ghost,

Good Lord, deliver us.

In all time of our tribulation, in all time of our wealth, in the hour of death, and in the day of judgment,

Good Lord, deliver us.

We sinners do beseech thee to hear us, O Lord God; and that it may please thee to rule and govern thy holy Church universal in the right way,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to keep and strengthen in the true worshipping of thee, in righteousness and holiness of life, thy servant George, our most gracious King and Governor,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to rule his heart in thy faith, fear, and love, and that he may evermore have

affiance in thee, and ever seek thy honour and glory, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to be his defender and keeper, giving him the victory over all his enemies, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to bless and preserve all the Royal Family,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to illuminate all Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, with true knowlege and understanding of thy Word; and that both by their preaching and living they may set it forth, and shew it accordingly,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to forgive our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and to turn their hearts, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

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This excellent prayer of the Church of England we intended to put at the end of Pulpit Eloquence,' but, as it happened to be omitted, we have inserted it in this place. There is peculiar scope in this supplication for the good reader; who by increasing in elevation, and, if possible, in solemn and serious earnestness, at each of the particulars, must be very impressive. Good Lord must evidently terminate with the rising inflection. Here, as in all extracts, Nature directs us how to address God Almighty. Want of becoming seriousness, or any thing like levity or affectation, must here be a crime of the greatest magnitude. It must be noticed that good Lord is not used in the same form throughout. It is changed at We sinners do beseech thee-consequently, good Lord assumes the falling inflection, and may the rising. In the prayer books which we have seen, the point used before We beseech thee is a semicolon, for which we see no reason. The close connection evidently subsisting between the parts cannot, in our opinion, admit of such a separation. We have, therefore, changed it to the comma.

D. CHALMERS AND CO. PRINTERS, ABERDEEN.

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