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Appendir to the Drder of Coro

nation.

I. First Rubric of the Liber Regalis. II. The Order of Coronation according to the Pontificals of

Egbert, Archbishop of York, A. D. 740, and of Leofric,

Bishop of Exeter, A. D. 1060. III. The Order of the Coronation of her Majesty, Queen

Victoria. IV. The Order of the Coronation of her Majesty, Queen

Adelaide, as Queen-consort.

Dfficia in Coronationem
K. Richardi II. M.CCCLXXVII.

IC est ordo, secundum quem rex debet coronari pariter et inungi.

In primis præparetur pulpitum, aliquan

tulum eminens, inter magnum altare et chorum ecclesiæ beati Petri Westmonasterii, videlicet contiguum ex omni parte quatuor columnis principalioribus, infra crucem ecclesiæ prælibatæ; ad cujus quidem pulpiti ascensum fiant gradus de medio chori a parte occidentali, per quos princeps coronandus, in adventu suo transiens per chori medium, dictum pulpitum possit ascendere: ac etiam fiant alii gradus a párte orientali, per quos princeps præfatus descendere possit versus majus altare, ibidem ante gradus dicti altaris, sacrosanctæ unctionis ac suæ coronationis solemnia a metropolitano, sive episcopo ipsum consecrando, debita cum devotione accepturus. In medio

1 This first appendix is the first almost every respect it agrees with rubric of the “ Liber Regalis.” the “ Liber regalis," and especiIn the library of the Dean and ally in having this long rubric at Canons of Westminster there is a the commencement. But it has noble manuscript missal, probably not the title “ Officia, etc.bethe most beautiful copy, of Eng- ginning simply with the usual forlish Use, now extant, of a large mula “ Hic est ordo secundum size, and richly illuminated; and which was given to the church The Lansdown MS. 278, is a there, by Abbot Litlington, about modern and apparently a correct the year 1370. This contains transcript of the “Liber Regalis:” several royal services; among written in the 17th century. them that of the coronation : in

quem. etc.

vero dicti pulpiti erit præparatus thronus excelsus, ut in eo princeps residens, clare ab omnibus possit intueri.

Ungere enim et coronare reges Angliæ atque reginas, ex antiqua consuetudine et hactenus usitata, principaliter competit archiepiscopo Cantuariensi, si præsens fuerit, et si compos extiterit. Et si contigerit quod propter corporis debilitatem, aut infirmitatem, illud officium non poterit in sua persona rite peragere, aut forte aliqua tunc causa impeditus in hujusmodi coronatione non queat præsentialiter interesse, hujusmodi unctionis ac coronationis solemnia supplebit alius, qui inter episcopos tunc præsentes dignior reperitur, aut cui dictus metropolitanus dictum officium velit committere.

Rex autem præcedenti die coronationis suæ, de turri Londonensi per mediam civitatem versus palatium regium West. in cultu decentissimo equitabit, plebi occurrenti se offerens intuendum, capite denudato.

Et prævideatur semper quod coronatio tam regis quam reginæ, fiat in die dominico, vel in festo aliquo solemni.

2 The “ Dies Dominica" is the

posuit super caput ejus.” And day which is specified for this high Henry of Germany was crowned solemnity in most of the ancient in the year 1014, upon the same pontificals: and on that day we day. know that many sovereigns were There are very early examples crowned. Thus, in the year 816, also of coronations upon festivals : Baronius says of Pope Stephen V. Charlemagne was crowned upon “ Die dominica in ecclesia S. Christmas-day, A. D. 801: and, as Petri, coram clero et omni populo, Hoveden tells us, K. Stephen of ante missarum solemnia conse- England was crowned upon S. cravit et unxit Ludovicum ipsum Stephen's day, and, not to name imperatorem, et coronam

others, Henry I. upon the feast of

Memoratus vero princeps nocte præcedente coronationis suæ diem vacabit contemplationi divinæ et orationi intimæ, considerans ad quem apicem sit vocatus qualiter is per quem reges regnant, ad populi sui ac plebis christianæ gubernationem, ipsum specialius præelegit. Et cogitet illud sapientis : Principem te constituerunt noli extolli, sed esto in illis quasi unus ex illis. Et cogitet dignitatem regalem sibi a Deo præstitam, tanquam homini mortali, et ipsum idcirco ad tantam sublimitatem vocatum a Deo, ut ecclesiæ catholicæ sit defensor, fidei Christianæ dilatator, ac regni sui, et patriæ sibi a Deo commissæ, secundum vires protector. In oratione autem Salamonis imitetur prudentiam, cui in sui regno primordio pro cultu Creatoris ab ipso Creatore præceptum est, ut ea peteret quæ sibi vellet conferri. Qui non aurum, non argentum, neque divitias, nec de inimicis victoriam, ut homo juvenis, sibi dari deprecatus est. Sed magis ea postulavit quæ et Deus gratis præberet, et utiliter homo perciperet. • Redde mihi,' inquit, ' Domine, mentem sanam et prudentiam bonam, ut circa populum justum possim verumque proferre judicium.' Deprecetur igitur princeps

the assumption. “ Consecratus detur, ut rex ad sui inauguratioest in regem apud Westmonas- nem, non modo per religiosa jejuterium in die assumptionis B. nia se præparet, sed etiam per Mariæ."

alia pia opera. Unde ex MS. 3 The modern Roman pontifical pontificali insignis ecclesiæ Senodirects: “ Rex triduanum jeju- nensis, debet rex sabbato præcenium devote peragit per

hebdo- dente diem Dominicam, in qua madam præcedentem, videlicet est consecrandus, intempesta nocquarta, et sexta feria, et sab- tis silentio venire in ecclesiam bato.” Upon this Catalani re- orationem facturus, et ibidem in marks: “ Fateor, de hoc ritu nihil oratione aliquantulum, si volume invenisse apud antiquos scrip- erit, vigilaturus." Comment. in tores: conveniens tamen esse vi. Pontif. tom. 1. p. 372. VOL. III.

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