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The Examination upon the Sixth
Commandment.f o 1. N Oft thou endeavour as
much as in thee lies, to preserve the Lives of all Men; as bearing the same Image of thy Maker with thee?
2. Art thou a Lover, a Follower, a Procurer of Peace, 2mong those with whom thy Converfation is ? .
3. Hast thou been either caufe. lesly or sinfully angry ? Hast thou born Malice, Hatred, or Revenge in thine Heart ? Haft thou forgiven, haft thou loved thine Enemy for Christ's fake ; who loved thee, when tlou wert yet his Enemy?
4. Hast thou Compassionate, Bowels ? Hast thou to thy pows er, Fed and Cloathed them, whom thou hast known to be ready to perish with Hunger and Cold ?
2. Hast thou defrauded Servants of their Wages, "Labourers of their Hire, or Creditors of their juft Debts ?
The Examination on the Ninth
in Commandment.l 1o
1. L Alt thou úpon all Occa.
11 lions, been Witness to the Truth, without fear or flattery?
or fiskis. 2. Haft thou said any thing fallly, that hath been injurious to the good Name and Reputation of another s
ide Or, hast thou pleased thy felf, either in inventing, or spreading Rumors of that kind ?
3. Dost thou willingly give ear to Slanderers, and to such as go about with Lies? Or, daft thou abhor them, both in thy Self and Others ?
The Examination on the Tentbostw DiCommandment, man
1. M Oft thou rest contented
1 in that Condition, or State of Life, wherein God hath placed thee? Or haft thou at any time inordinately lusted after that which belongs to 0thers ? in is
2. Hast thou entertained fecret Covetings in thy Thoughts, with any Delight or Complacency? Or, haft thou laboured to restrain them, and quench them in their first Beginnings ?
When the Sick Man hath diftin&tly read,"
and seriously considered these several Aro ticles; let him then thus make Applica;
tion, 1. When his Conscience accuseth him, he y may say thus. I confefs my Guilt. And, o my God, wash it away in the Blood of jesu:
and be merciful to me a Miferable Sinner. 2. When he doubts, and is in suspence, he
may say thus. O God, enlighten me, and cleanse me from my fecret Faults.
4. Hereby the Sick Man declares , he doth Dye in the Peace and Communion of the true Church ,
And yet tis pertinent to Observe; That tho' the Church of England doth allow of Private Sacraments, yet it is with certain Limitations and Restrictions. For
; ? 1. The Sick Person must give timely notice to the Curate. It being not decent, that so Solemn an Adion as this, should be done in a hurry.
2. He must hgnify, how many there are to Communicate with him (Which shall be Three, or Two at the least.)
3. There must be a convenient Place in the Sick Man's Houfe, with all things neceffary fo prepara red; that the Curate may Reyes rently Administer i appareguar I
These Directions being observed, and not otherwise, the Sick Man (who is not able to come to the Church, and yet is desirous to receive it in his own House ;) may have the H. Communion privately Administred.
But if it so happen, (as the Church instructs us That a Man, nion of
Commu. either by reason of extremity of the Sick. Sickness, or for want of due Warning to the Curate, or for lack of Company to Receive with him ; or by any other just Impediment, de not Receive the Sacrament of Christ's Body and Blood; yet if he truly repent of his Sins, and stedfastly believes that Christ hath suffered Death upon the Cross for him, and med his Blood for his Redemption; earnestly remembring the Benefits he bath thereby, and giving hin hearty Thanks for them : Hě doth * then Eat and Drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Chrift, prof.'