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19 January 2018

9:47 PM

19 January 2018

9:47 PM

‘…by these pickers and stealers’
(HAMLET)

‘Keep my hands from picking and stealing’
(THE CATECHISM)

‘What is the Book of Common Prayer but privileged access, through the resonance of language, to the mind of God?’
FAY WELDON

‘My heart dances’
A WINTER’S TALE

‘My heart danceth for joy’
(PSALM 28 v.8)

‘Cranmer’s language lies at the heart of our own English speaking culture, which has now become so central to the destiny of the world.’
DIARMAID MACCULLOCH

‘Man’s life vis but a span.’
(OTHELLO)

‘Behold, thou has made my days, as it were a span long.’
(PSALM 39 v.6,7)

‘A rhythm of worship, piety, practice, that had earthed itself into Englishmen’s consciousness and had sunk deep roots in popular culture.’
JOHN MORRILL

‘The fire seven times tried this’
(THE MERCHANT OF VENICE)

‘even as the silver, which from the earth is tried, and purified seven times by the fire’
(PSALM 12 v.7)

‘The Book of Common Prayer is a remarkable source of Prayer and praise which has sustained, comforted and edified the English speaking world for over three hundred years.’
P D JAMES

‘Cranmer created a prose which was selfconsciously formal and highly crafted, intended for repeated use until it was polished as smooth as a pebble on the beach.’
DIARMAID MACCULLOCH

‘Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye.’
(KING HENRY VIII)

‘Renounce the devil and all his works the vain pomp and glory of the world.’
(BAPTISMAL SERVICE)

‘He woos both high and low, both rich and poor, both young and old, one with another.’
(THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR)

‘High and low, rich and poor, one with another’
(PSALM 49 V.2)

‘He hears with ears’
(THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR)

‘O God we have heard with our ears’
(PSALM 44 v.1)


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