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Then the Archbishop receiveth from the Master of the Jewel Office the Queen's Ring, and putteth it upon The Ring. the Fourth Finger of Her Right Hand, saying,

ECEIVE this Ring, the seal of a sincere Faith ;

and God, to whom belongeth all Power and Dignity, prosper you in this your honour, and grant you therein long to continue, fearing him always, and always doing such things as shall please him, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then the Archbishop taketh the Crown from off the The Crown. Altar into his hands, and reverently setteth it upon the Queen's Head, saying,

ECEIVE the Crown of glory, honour, and joy ;

and God the Crown of the faithful, who by our Episcopal hands (though unworthy) doth this day set a Crown of pure Gold upon your head, enrich your Royal heart with his abundant grace, and crown you with all princely virtues in this life, and with an everlasting Crown of glory in the life which is to come, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Queen being crowned, all the Peeresses put on their Coronets.

Then the Archbishop putteth the Sceptre into the The Sceptre Queen's Right Hand, and the Ivory Rod with the Dove and Ivory Rod. into Her Left Hand; and sayeth this Prayer :

LORD, the giver of all perfection, Grant unto

this thy Servant ADELAIDE our Queen, that by the powerful and mild Influence of her Piety and Virtue, she may adorn the high Dignity which she hath obtained, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Queen being thus Anointed, and Crowned, and



having received all Her Ornaments, the Choir sing this following Anthem :

ALLELUJAH: For the Lord God Omnipotent

reigneth. The kingdom of this World, is become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ. And he shall reign for ever and ever, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Hallelujah.

As soon as this Anthem begins, the Queen ariseth and goeth from the Altar, supported by Her two Bishops, and so up to the Theatre. And as She passeth by the King on His Throne, She boweth Herself reverently to His Majesty, and then is conducted to Her Own Throne, and without any further Ceremony taketh Her place in it: Reposing Herself till She comes down, with the King, to receive the Holy Communion.

modus faciendi Tonsuras. Modus faciendi tonsuras et coronas


N prima ordinatione clericorum, quæ potest fieri extra missam, quacunque hora ante

prandium, primo videndum est, et diligenter attendendum, quod sint liberi et legitimi

1 In the notes to this Office, although the other MSS. do not and that which succeeds, of con- agree in placing it next after the ferring Orders, I shall give the order of confirmation (as do the chief variations of the following pontifical from which the text is manuscript pontificals : viz. the taken, and another in Trinity ColBangor;—the Winchester ;—and lege, Dublin, MS. B. Tab. 3. No. the Exeter. The first of these is 7), yet they do not separate this unhappily mutilated in many parts first office, from the other forms of these offices; initial letters have of Ordination. been cut out, and of course with The title of this Office in the them much of the text upon the Exeter pontifical is, “ Collatio reverse of the leaves : and be- primæ tonsuræ." sides, the rubrics have been much 2 This rubric, and the succeedrubbed and defaced.

ing paragraph are omitted by the As regards the arrangement of Bangor, Winchester, and Exeter this first office, “ ad clericum fa- pontificals. The second paragraph ciendum,” the Exeter pontifical has reference to those cases in does not place it immediately be- which confirmation had been negfore the services of Ordination, as lected at its proper period, early in the text and the other MSS. childhood ; and some particulars but immediately succeeding the relating to females are mixed up “Confirmatio puerorum," and be- with it, not concerned with the fore the “ Dedicatio ecclesiarum.” giving of the tonsure. The reader will see this by refer- 3 This is contrary to the order ring to the table of the contents of the present Roman pontifical, of that pontifical, in the first vo- the rubric of which allows that, lume of this work, p. cxxiij. Such Clericatus, seu prima tonsura, an arrangement is unusual : for quocumque die, hora, et loco con

diæcesis suæ, et ab episcopo confirmati, non conjugati, nec aliqua irregularitatis aut inhabilitatis: nota respersi

. In quibus vero casibus episcopus potest dispensare primo cum eis dispenset, et si non sunt confirmati, confirmet eos ut supra.

ferri potest." And in his com- of those who were to be baptized, mentary upon this, Catalani has and much more therefore of canfallen into an error, where he says didates for the ministry : as to that the 'Tonsure,

ex omnium

the second, whatever the practice 'scriptorum sententia, et ex recepta might have been, the theory in Engecclesiæ praxi, quovis anni tem

land always was,


clerk pore, qualibet die, et hora, et loco should be able at least to read : and conferri potest.”

Comment. in this was the well-known test by Pontif. Rom. Tom. I. p. 49. which men were allowed “ benefit That the modern Roman Use of clergy.” In the thirteenth cenknows no limit as to time for the tury, it was strictly forbidden by conferring of the Tonsure, is evi- Boniface VIII, “ Nequis episcodent from a comparison of the ru- pus infanti, vel illiterato tonsuram bric at the commencement of the clericalem conferret, ita ut qui conoffice “ De minoribus ordinibus,” trafecerit, in eo in quo peccaverit concerning which last it is ex- puniatur, per unum annum a colpressly stated to be lawfully con

latione clericalis tonsuræ dumferred “in mane tantum."

taxat noverit se suspensum." De * The general opinion of the temp. Ordin. cap. ult. canonists seems to be, that a bishop

6 See Vol. 1. p. 34. might have conferred the tonsure

That confirmation should pre(but not other orders, even the

cede ordination to any rank or minor) out of his own diocese, degree in the ministry of the “ subditis suis." This however Church, is a very ancient rule, would be influenced by the custom

and, I doubt not, apostolic. To of the time. The reader will find this effect it would certainly seem more remarks upon this subject that we should interpret the viij th in the preliminary dissertation. canon of the council of Nice:

5 Under this head would fall “ « Περι των ονομάζοντων μεν εαυignorance, such as of the rudi- τους Καθαρους ποτε, προσερχομεments of the Faith, or to be unable νων δε τη καθολικη και αποστολικη to read or write. As to the first, εκκλησια, εδοξε τη αγια και μεfrom the earliest ages a know- γαλη συνοδη, ωστε χειροθετουμεledge of the creed was required νους αυτους μενειν ουτως εν τω VOL. III.


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