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off Her Circle of Gold, and She kneeleth down, and four Peeresses appointed for that Service, holding a rich Pall of Silk, or Cloth of Gold, over Her, the Archbishop poureth the Holy Oil upon the Crown of Her Head, saying these Words:
N the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Let the anointing with this Oil increase your honour, and the grace of God's Holy Spirit establish you, for ever and ever. Amen.3
After the Anointing the Archbishop saith this Prayer:
MOST merciful God, pour out abundantly thy
grace and blessing upon this thy Servant Queen ADELAIDE, that as by our Office and Ministry she is this day anointed, and solemnly consecrated our Queen; so being sanctified by thy Holy Spirit, she may continue thy faithful and devout Servant, unto her life's end, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Among the "Necessaries to be provided by the M'. of the Jewell House the daye of the king and queen's coronation," the first is: "A circle of gold for the queen to wear when she goeth to her coronation." MS. Cotton. Vesp. C. xiv.
3 The reader will find in the preliminary dissertation, some remarks on the ancient manner of anointing the Queens of England, and which was observed until the Order for King William IV. and Queen Adelaide. The following is the rubric, &c. which follows the anointing of the head, in the Order for George II. and Queen
Caroline with which the Orders for George III.'s Queen, and for the Queen of James II. generally
"Then the chief lady assistant openeth her apparel, for the anointing her on the breast; which the archbishop also performeth, using the same words : Let the anointing with this oil, etc. After the anointing the archbishop saith this prayer: O most merciful, etc. Then the same lady closeth the Queen's robe at the breast (having first dried the place anointed) and afterwards putteth a linen coif upon her head, because of the anointing."
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
iring Paretei Her Ornaments, the Choir sing this Showing Lución:
ALLELUJAH: For the Lord God Omnipotent Tech The kingdom of this World, is besome the king
of our Lord, and of his Christ. for ever and ever, King of Kings, Hallelujah.
is son as tis Anthem begins, the Queen ariseth en gæti frunze Aar, supported by Her two Bishops, 2017 31 the Tiere. And as She passeth by the As Trine. She boweth Herself reverently to COS JUNK Cui then is conducted to Her Own Throne, vital ing father Ceremony taketh Her place
Aqusing Here till She comes down, with the ing & the Holy Communion.
Beous faciendi tonsuras et coronas
Naruna irLaut.one clericorum, quæ potest jeri ectra masan, quicunque hora ante 5*1 ullam2 prino videndum est, et diligenter attendendam, qui sint liberi et legitimi
1 In the notes to this Office, and that which succeeds, of confermag Orders. I shall give the chief variations of the following manuscript pontificals: viz. the Bangor the Winchester:-and the Exeter. The first of these is unhappily mutilated in many parts of these offices; initial letters have been cut out, and of course with them much of the text upon the reverse of the leaves: and besides, the rubrics have been much rubbed and defaced.
As regards the arrangement of this first office," ad clericum faciendum," the Exeter pontifical does not place it immediately before the services of Ordination, as in the text and the other MSS. but immediately succeeding the "Confirmatio puerorum," and before the "Dedicatio ecclesiarum." The reader will see this by referring to the table of the contents of that pontifical, in the first volume of this work, p. cxxiij. Such an arrangement is unusual: for
although the other MSS. do not agree in placing it next after the order of confirmation (as do the pentical from which the text is taken, and another in Trinity College, Dublin, MS. B. Tab. 3. No. 7), yet they do not separate this first office, from the other forms of Ordination.
The title of this Office in the Exeter pontifical is, "Collatio primæ tonsuræ."
* This rubric, and the succeeding paragraph are omitted by the Bangor, Winchester, and Exeter pontificals. The second paragraph has reference to those cases in which confirmation had been neglected at its proper period, early childhood; and some particulars relating to females are mixed up with it, not concerned with the giving of the tonsure.
3 This is contrary to the order of the present Roman pontifical, the rubric of which allows that, "Clericatus, seu prima tonsura, quocumque die, hora, et loco con