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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Book of Common Prayer.
 
 
1
    We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.
          Morning Prayer.
2
    The noble army of martyrs.
          Morning Prayer.
3
    Afflicted, or distressed, in mind, body, or estate.
          Prayer for all Conditions of Men.
4
    Have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
          The Litany.
5
    From envy, hatred, and malice, and all uncharitableness.
          The Litany.
6
    The world, the flesh, and the devil.
          The Litany.
7
    The kindly fruits of the earth.
          The Litany.
8
    Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest.
          Collect for the Second Sunday in Advent.
9
    Renounce the Devil and all his works.
          Baptism of Infants.
10
    Grant that the old Adam in these persons may be so buried, that the new man may be raised up in them.
          Baptism of those of Riper Years.
  
  
  
11
    The pomps and vanity of this wicked world.
          Catechism.
12
    To keep my hands from picking and stealing.
          Catechism.
13
    To do my duty in that state of life unto which it shall please God to call me.
          Catechism.
14
    An outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace.
          Catechism.
15
    Let him now speak, or else hereafter for ever hold his peace.
          Solemnization of Matrimony.
16
    To have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.
          Solemnization of Matrimony.
17
    To love, cherish, and to obey.
          Solemnization of Matrimony.
18
    With this ring I thee wed, with my body I thee worship, and with all my worldly goods I thee endow. 1
          Solemnization of Matrimony.
19
    In the midst of life we are in death. 2
          The Burial Service.
20
    Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, in sure and certain hope of the resurrection.
          The Burial Service.
21
    Whose service is perfect freedom.
          Collect for Peace.
22
    Show thy servant the light of thy countenance.
          The Psalter. Psalm xxxi. 18.
23
    But it was even thou, my companion, my guide, and mine own familiar friend.
          The Psalter. Psalm lv. 14.
24
    Men to be of one mind in an house.
          The Psalter. Psalm lxviii. 6.
25
    The iron entered into his soul.
          The Psalter. Psalm cv. 18.
26
    The dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning.
          The Psalter. Psalm cx. 3.
 
Note 1.
With this ring I thee wed, and with all my worldly goods I thee endow.—Book of Common Prayer, according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America. [back]
Note 2.
This is derived from a Latin antiphon, said to have been composed by Notker, a monk of St. Gall, in 911, while watching some workmen building a bridge at Martinsbrücke, in peril of their lives. It forms the groundwork of Luther’s antiphon “De Morte.” [back]
 

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