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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1708 edition. Excerpt: ...were daily amended, when
repeated to the more learned. But to what purpose should those
Prayers be corrected, which they had already us'd, if they were
never to be us'd again? Nay, Mr. Clarkjon himself (u) assures us,
that the amending of'em cannot be otherwise interpreted, than in
order to future use.. Lengths; and that they were briefer or
moreinlargd therein, according as they were dispos'd, and as
occasion requir'd. But how does he prove this? Why, it seems,
Justin Martyr siies, that the Consecration Prayer was long, and so
saies St. Cbrjjbstom too; but St. Gregory Naiattzen saies, that
when his Father was very weak and at Death'sdoor, he consecrated
the Eucharist with a few words, viz, . as many as he was able to
use. Is not this pretty Reasoning? Because a Man that was very weak
and at Death's Door, had not strength enough to fay the whole
Consecration Prayer, but was fore'd to shorten it; therefore, I'le
warrant, the ConsecratfonPrayer was not one well known precompos'd
set Form, which the Congregation was aceustom'd to, and throughly
acquainted with; but of different lengths, and the Clergy were
briefer, or more inlarg'd therein, according as they were dispos'd
ff iz. in theirafrections) and as Occasion requir'd, I wonder,
ourAuthor did not also attempt to prove, that not our Consecration
Prayer only (for that is but a small part) but also our whole
Liturgy, isnot such a well known precompos'd set Form, as we are
aceustom'd to, and throughly acquainted with. For 'tis very
possible, that our Author might have heard of some Persons who
thro'Laziness, or Sickness, or for some other Reason, have thought
fit to shorten it. 6. Mr. Clarkfin (x) spends above 5 Pages upon
the Epistle which Pope Innocent I. writ to Decentius. It seems, ...
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