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common prayers, or to minister the sacraments, in such

Forfeiture for order as they be set forth in the said book; or shall wil- using other fully or obstinately use any other rite or manner of celebrating the Lord's supper, or mattens, even-song, administration of the sacraments, or other open prayers, than is set forth in the said book; or shall preach or speak in derogation or depraving of the said book, or any thing Penally for detherein, and shall be thereof convicted by verdict or s common pray

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of confession, or by the notorious evidence of the fact; e'. he shall forfeit for the first offence the profit of all his spirítual benefices arising in one whole year next after his conviction, and suffer imprisonment 6 months. And by s. 5. if any person once convict concerning the premises shall eftsoons offend, and be thereof convict, lie shall for his second offence suffer imprisonment one year, offence.

Penalty for 2d and be deprived of all his spiritual promotions. And by s. 6. if any person twice convict shall offend the third

s. 6. time, and shall be thereof convicted, he shall be depriv

Penalty for 9/1 ed of all his spiritual promotions, and suffer imprison-wience. ment during life. By s. 7. if the person that shall be convict in form aforesaid shall not be beneficed, he shall

s. 7 & 3. for the first offence suffer imprisonment during one Penalty for ofyear next after his said conviction. And by s. 8. fender having no

spiritual promoif any such person not having spiritual promotion, after tion. his first conviction, shall eftsoons offend, and be thereof convicted, he shall for his secund offence suffer imprisonment during life. By s. 9. if any person shall in any interludes, plays, songs, rhimes, or by other

open words, speak in derogation, depravation, or despising, of the other persons

Penalty for said book, or of any thing therein ; or shall by open ating or sprak


ing in derogation deed, or by threatenings, procure or maintain any parson of the borok of

common prayer. or minister to sing or say any common prayer, or to minister any sacrament, otherwise than is mentioned in the said book, or that by the said means shall unlawfully interrupt any parson or minister to sing or say common prayer, or tò minister the sacraments, in such manner as is mentioned in the said book; every such person being convicted in form above said, shall forfeit to the crown for the first offence 100 marks. And by s. 10. if any person being once convict of such offence eftsoons offend,

2d offence. and be thereof convicted, he shall for the second offence


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forfeit 400 marks. And by s. 11. if any person after he

shall have been twice convict, shall offend the third time, 31 offence.

and be thereof convict, he shall for his third offence for

feit all his goods, and suffer imprisonment during life. s. 12 & 13. By s. 12. if any person, that for his offence shall be

convict in form aforesaid, do not pay the sum within
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Servuere not paid. 6 weeks after conviction, he shall, instead of the said

sum, suffer imprisonment 6 months. And by s. 13, if
any person, that for his second offence shall be convict,
do not pay the sum within 6 weeks after conviction, he
shall, instead of the said sum, suffer imprisonment 12
months. And by s., 15. all archbishops, bishops, and

other ordinaries, shall endeavour that due execution
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force the execu- hereof may be had throughout their charges as they will
tion hereof.

answer before God. By s. 16. all archbishops, bishops,
and other officers exercising ecclesiastical jurisdiction,

as well in place exempt as not exempt, shall have power censures of the to punish by censures of the church, all persons which church. shall offend within their jurisdiction against this act.

By s. 17. every justice of oyer and terminer, or justice

of assize,* shall have power to determine all offences tempo, al courts. contrary to this act, and to make process for the

execution of the same, as against any person indicted

of trespass. And by s. 18. every archbishop and bishop Bishops associat- may at his pleasure associate himself to the jụstices of ed with the jus- oyer and terminer, or justices of assize, within his diocess,

for the determining the offences aforesaid. By s. 20. no
person shall be molested for any otfences above men-

tioned, unless he be indicted at the next general sessions prosecutions.

of oyer and terminer, or of assize.t By s. 21. lords of 8. 21, Trial of peers. parliament for the 3d offence shall be tried by their

peers. By s. 22. the mayors and head officers of cities,

boroughs, and towns corporate, to which justices of
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tried in corporate assize do not commonly repair, shall have power to

determine said offences yearly, within 15 days of the
feast of Easter and St. Michael. By s. 23. all arch-

bishops and bishops, and their chancellors, commissa-
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ries, archdeacons, and other ordinaries, having ecclesiastical jurisdiction, shall have power to inquire in their visitation, synods, and elsewhere within their jurisdiction, to take informations of all the things abovementioned committed within their jurisdictions, and punish the same by admonition, excommunication, sequestration, or deprivation, and other censures. By s. 24. whatsoever person offending in the premises shall first receive punishment of the ordinary, having a testimonial thereof None shall be

punished above under the ordinary's seal, shall not for the same offence once for one ofbe convicted before the justices; and likewise receiving punishment by the justices, he shall not for the same offence receive punishment of the ordinary. By s. 25. such ornaments of the church, and the ministers thereof,

Proviso as to shall be retained, as was in the church of England, by ornaments of the authority of parliament in the 2d year of king Edward church, 8c. VI. until other order be therein taken by authority of the queen, with the advice of her commissioners for causes ecclesiastical, [*or of the metropolitan.] By s. 26. if any contempt or irreverence be used in the ceremonies of the church, by the misusing of the orders ap-how appointed. pointed in this book; the queen may, by the like advice of the commissioners or metropolitan, publish such further ceremonies as may be most for the advancement of God's glory, the edifying of bis church, and the due reverence of Christ's Loly mysteries and sacraments. By s. 27. all laws whereby any other service, administration of sacraments, or common prayer, is established within the queen's dominions, shall be void. The other service 2 Eliz. c. 2. Ir. has followed this statute with such deviations as are noted in the margin, and with this further ? Eliz. c. 2. exception, that this Irish statute provided (s. 15.) that where the miuister had not the use of the English tongue, he might use the Latin tongue. The 13 Eliz. c. 12. s. 2. 13 Eliz. c. 12.

. . Eng. further provides, that if any person ecclesiastical, s. 2. Eng. or which shall have ecclesiastical living, shall advisedly Penalty for immaintain or affirm any doctrine repugnant to the articles pugning the 39

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* Instead of the words within the crotchets, those of the 2 Eliz. c. 2. Ir. are “ or by the authority of the lord deputy with the advice of the council of this tealm, under the great seal of this realm.”



of religion agreed to A. D. 1562, and being convented before the bishop or ordinary, or before the queen's commissioners in causes ecclesiastical, shall persist therein, or not revoke his error, or after revocation affirm such untrue doctrine; such maintaining and persisting shall be just cause to deprive such person of his ecclesiastical promotions, and it shall be lawful to the bishop or ordinary to deprive such person. To this statute there is none corresponding in Ireland.

Another act for the uniformity of public prayers, and The book of comtwn prayer alo administration of sacraments, and other rites and cere13 & 14 Car.2. monies, is the 13 & 14 Car. 2. c. 4. Eng. which recites c. 4. S. 1. Eng. tliat in pursuance of the king's declaration, and of a

commission granted under the great seal to several bishops and other divines, the convocations of the provinces of Canterbury and York had reviewed the book of common prayer, and the book of the form and manner of the making and consecrating of bishops, priests, and deacons, and had made some altera-' tions and additions, and presented the same to his majesty in one book intitled, “ The book of common prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other rites

and ceremonies of the church, according to the use 17 & 18 Car.o. of the church of [*England] together with the psalter &c. 6. Ir.

or psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches, and the form and manner of making, ordaining, and consecrating of bishops, priests, and deacons.”+ And by s. 2. enacts, that all ministers in

any church or chapel, or other place of public worship, This book shall within England, Wales, or Berwick, shall use the

morning prayer, evening prayer, celebration and administration of both the sacraments, aud all other the public and common prayer, in such order as is mentioned in said book annexed to this act: and the morning and evening prayers therein shall, upon every Lord's day, and upon all other occasions, and at the times therein


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+ The 17 & 18 Car. 9. c. 6. s. 1. Ir. recites, that it was referred unto both houses of convocation assembled in Ireland, to consider whether the same form of public worship according to the use of the church of England, inight Dot be profitably received as the public form of divine service in Ireland; and that both houses did fully approve and allow the same.

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curates, to read the same once

appointed, be openly and solemnly read by every minister or curate in every place of public worship as aforesaid. And by s. 7. in all places where the proper incumbent of any benefice with cure doth reside and keep a curate, the incumbent himself (not having some lawful livings, keeping impediment to be allowed by the ordinary) shall once at least in every month publicly read the common pray- every month, ers and service, and (if there be occasion) administer each of the sacraments, and other rites of the church, in the parish church or chapel, as in the said book is appointed; upon pain to forfeit £5, to the use of the poor of the parish, upon conviction by confession, os proof of 2 witnesses upon oath, before 2 justices of peace of the county, &c. and in default of payment within 10 days, to be levied by distress and sale of goods, by warrant of the justices, by the church-wardens or overseers of the poor. By s. 17, no form of common pray, s. 17. ers, administration of sacraments, rites or ceremonics, shall be used in any church or public place, in any common pi ayer college or hall [*in the universities, the colleges of Westminster, Winchester, or Eton,] other than what is appointed by the said book; and every governor or liead of any of the said colleges or halls, within one month next after his election or collation, and admission, shall publicly, in the church, chapel, or other place of the same college or hall, and in the presence of the fellows and scholars, or the greater part of them then resident, subscribe unto the 39 articles [tmentioned in the 13 Eliz. c. 12.]and unto the said book, and declare his ynfeigned assent and consent unto, and approbation of the said articles, and of the same book, and to the use of all the prayers, rites and ceremonies, forms and orders, in the said book contained, according to the form aforesaid. And all such governors or heads of colleges and halls, or any of them, as shall be in holy orders, shall once at least in every quarter (not having

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6. 6. Ir.

+ “ Agreed upon by the convocation at London A. D. 1562." in 17 & 18 Car. l 6. 6. Ir,

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