Bible. English. The Bible translated, 1576 (Geneva version) - Book of Common Prayer, Psalm 45, p.Aa2v.

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Date:1576

Description:Psalms in the church service Shakespeare knew.

The text for the Psalm known as the ‘Venite’, was regularly sung by Shakespeare's contemporaries at Morning Prayer each week.

See:1 Henry IV, 2,4, lines 133-4; and:The Merry Wives of Windsor, 2,1, lines 60-64


Full title: The Bible. That is, the holy scriptures contained in the olde and newe testament... translated... . Christopher Barker, 1576.[Geneva version].


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