Athenae Oxonienses; An Exact History of All the Writers and Bishops Who Have Had Their Education in the University of Oxford

Athenae Oxonienses; An Exact History of All the Writers and Bishops Who Have Had Their Education in the University of Oxford : To Which Are Added the Fasti or Annals of the Said University Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...second service, and it is divided into three arts, which is acted by them all three, with change of plirce, and many duckings before the altar, with divers tones in their voyccs, high and low, with many strange actions by their hands, now up then downe. This being ended, the doctor takes the cups from the altar and delivers them to one of the subdeacons who placeth them upon a side table, then the doctor kneeleth to the altar, but what he doth we know not, nor what bee rneeneth by it. This dumbe devotion being ended, and the altar more holy, the cups are returned to him in the same manner as he are them, which the doctor receives kneeling, and so dot he (place them upon the altar with great adoration, in the hen int: of his body, and in touching each of them with his finger. The bread being set u n a plate, and some of the wine powred into a bowle, al are covered with a fine linnen cloth, which cloth hath the _corners laid in the figure of a crossc. This being ended, he continues his dumbc devotion on his knees towards the east, his backe bein-1 towards the eople, he taketh money out of his pocket, and laielh it on l e ground for a time, and then he taketh it up, and oflereth it, being on his knees, with a very great bending of his bod to the altar; which gift is reserved in n bason onely for that use. ln these dumb dcvotions of his, the organs play in a dolefull low tune. When this is finished, the doctor begins the consecration, which being ended, the number of beclcings, bowings, and bendings by him and the subdcacons before the altar, are impious, un ly, and abominable to behold ' Pu. 22, 1663, Dr. Heywood, rector of St. Giles in the Fielt s, died. Mr. R. Sniitlfs Obituary. Bax: R. de Chamberlaneswode, per mortem Gul. Heywode, S. T....
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  • English
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