Excerpt from The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church: According to the Use of the United Church of England and Ireland; Together With the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as They Are to Be Sung or Said in Churches...
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