Richard Day, A Booke of Christian prayers..., 1581 - Prayers for private use, p.62r.

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Date:1581

Description:Personal confessions: available to Shakespeare's contemporaries.

Richard Day’s book of prayers was a very popular book owned by many of Shakespeare’s contemporaries. The prayers printed are intended for daily personal use.

The top prayer on this page reads:
  Thou hast chastised me O Lord and
  I am broken as an untamed young
  bullock. Turn me so I shall be turned
  for thou art the Lord my God: for when
  thou hadst once turned me, I amended
  and when thou hadst shewed me my
  faults, I struck my thigh. I was ashamed
  and blushed, because I abhorred the
  reproach of my youth.

The motto above the image of a saint holding a sacred heart, who stands on broken cups, altar candles and other holy vessels, is:
  Love of God is in spirit and truth,

While below it reads:
  Idolatry is spiritual adultery.

Full title: Richard Day, A Booke of Christian Prayers collected out of the auncient writers and best learned in our tyme, worthy to be read with earnest mynde of all Christians in these daungerous and troublesome dayes', London, John Daye, 1581.


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