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all these vessels, save one, were of small dimensions; if you beheld all, save that one, labouring with the winds and waves, and successively dashed upon some rock or shoal, and wrecked while others thronged to succeed them and to share by turns the same hapless fate; if the one vessel I have mentioned was of infinitely greater magnitude; if it pursued its steady course unaffected by the winds that blew, and the waves that broke against it; if it had been long known to convey to the wished-for shore myriads of happy passengers; if a heaven-directed pilot was known to sail upon some one of these vessels, on which of them would you hope to find him? and as you were obliged to embark on one or other of these vessels, which would you select ? Oh! there would be no difference' of
choice amongst you. You would all embark on the same goodly ship; and, should you behold any passenger of that ship quitting it to risk his life on one of its frail attendants, you would all equally conclude that he had lost his senses."
THE FAMILY PRAYER-BOOK.
THE MANNER IN WHICH ANY PERSON MAY BAPTISE AN INFANT IN DANGER OF DEATH.
Take common water, pour it on the head or face of the child, and, while you are pouring it, say the following words:
"I baptize thee in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen."
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
I. I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, and out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no strange Gods before me. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven thing, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or the waters under the earth: Thou shalt not adore them nor serve them.
II. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
III. Remember thou keep holy the Sabbath day.
IV. Honour thy father and thy mother.
V. Thou shalt not kill.
VI. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
VII. Thou shalt not steal.
VIII. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
IX. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife.
X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's goods.
SIX PRECEPTS OF THE CHURCH.
1. To keep certain appointed days holy; with obligation of hearing mass, and resting from bervile works.
2. To fast Lent, the Ember-days, vigils commanded; in England, the Wednesdays and Fridays in Advent; and to abstain from flesh on Fridays and other days of abstinence.
3. To confess our sins to our pastor, at least, once a year.
4. To receive the blessed sacrament at least once a year, and that at Easter, or thereabouts; namely, between Palm Sunday and Low Sunday.
5. To pay tithes to our pastor.
6. Not to solemnize marriage at forbidden times; that is, from the first Sunday in Advent till Twelfth-day be past; nor from Ash-Wednesday till after Low Sunday; nor to marry within certain degrees of kindred; nor privately, without witnesses.
SEVEN DEADLY SINS.
1. Pride; 2. covetousness; 3. lust; 4. anger; 5. gluttony; 6. envy; 7. sloth.
SEVEN CONTRARY VIRTUES.
1. Humility; 2. Liberality; 3. chastity; 4. meekness; 5. temperance; 6. brotherly love; 7. diligence.
Baptism, confirmation, holy eucharist, penance, extreme unction, holy order, and matri
A TABLE OF THE FESTIVALS
Observed in England.
The days of obligation are in Small Capitals.
ALL THE SUNDAYS IN THE YEAR.
29 St. PETER and St.
25 St. James.
10 St. Lawrence.
8 Nativity B. V. 21 St. Matthew. 29 St. Michael.
28 St. Simon and St. Jude.
1 ALL SAINTS.
30 St. Andrew.
21 St. Thomas.
26 St. Stephen.
27 St. John.
28 Holy Innocents.
29 St. Thomas of Canterbury.
Easter-Monday, Easter-Tuesday, ASCENSIONDAY, Whitsun - Monday, Whitsun - Tuesday, CORPUS CHRISTI DAY.
1. The forty days of Lent. 2. The Emberdays at the four seasons, being the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday of the first week in Lent, of Whitsun-Week, of the third week in September, and of the third week in Advent. 3. The Wednesdays and Fridays of all the four weeks of Advent. 4. The vigils or eves of Whit-Sunday, of the Saints Peter and Paul, of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, of All Saints, and of Christmas-Day.
1. The Sundays in Lent. 2. The Fridays above excepted from the rule of fasting. 3. If Christmas-day fall upon a Friday, it is neither fast nor abstinence.
THE MANNER OF SERVING AND ANSWERING AT MASS.
The Clerk, or Servitor, kneeling at the left hand of the Priest, shall answer him as follows:
Priest. Introibo ad altare Dei.