Bible. English. The Bible translated, 1576 (Geneva version) - Book of Common Prayer, p.3A1r.

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Date:1576

Description:The Book of Common Prayer : The church services known to Shakespeare.

Most printed copies of the ‘Geneva’ Bible from Queen Elizabeth’s time are bound with The Book of Common Prayer which includes the liturgy, or form of words, and music for the Sunday services in church. Seen here is the text for the canticles known as the ‘Te Deum’ and the ‘Benedictus’.

See:Henry VIII, 4, 1, lines 91-94; and:Henry V, 4, 8, line 123

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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