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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
Here beginneth the Book of ^ Ecclesiasticus (i. i.) A LL wisdom is of the Lord God, and with Him hath ever been, and is before the ages. Who can number the sand of the sea and the drops of rain, and the days of eternity ? Who hath measured the height of heaven, and the breadth of the earth, and the depth of the deep ? Who can search out the wisdom of Go4, that was before all things ? Wisdom hath been created before all things, and the understanding of prudence from everlasting. The word of God most high is the fountain of wisdom, and her ways the everlasting commandments.
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Here beginneth the Book of <ref>Abp. Kenrick says that the author of this Book, Jesus the son of Sirach, wrote it originally in Hebrew. (Now lost.) It was translated into Greek by his grand-son, in the most literal manner, with no small detriment to perspicuity, as well as to elegance of style. Nothing certain is known of the author, beyond what is gathered from the work itself. It is thought to have been composed about 300 years before the coming of our Lord. The translation into Greek was made under Ptolemy, probably the first of that name, who began to reign 247 years before Christ. The Latin version is that of the ancient Vulgate. It abounds in paraphrases and double translations of the same words.</ref> Ecclesiasticus (i. i.)  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>LL wisdom is of the Lord God, and with Him hath ever been, and is before the ages. Who can number the sand of the sea and the drops of rain, and the days of eternity ? Who hath measured the height of heaven, and the breadth of the earth, and the depth of the deep ? Who can search out the wisdom of Go4, that was before all things ? Wisdom hath been created before all things, and the understanding of prudence from everlasting. The word of God most high is the fountain of wisdom, and her ways the everlasting commandments.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
God [possessed me], &c., {p. 334.) 1 Abp. Kenrick says that the author of this Book, Jesus the son of Sirach, wrote it originally in Hebrew. (Now lost.) It was translated into Greek by his grand-son, in the most literal manner, with no small detriment to perspicuity, as well as to elegance of style. Nothing certain is known of the author, beyond what is gathered from the work itself. It is thought to have been composed about 300 years before the coming of our Lord. The translation into Greek was made under Ptolemy, probably the first of that name, who began to reign 247 years before Christ. The Latin version is that of the ancient Vulgate. It abounds in paraphrases and double translations of the same words.
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God [possessed me], &c., ''(p. 334.)''
  
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
'T^ O whom hath the root of wisdom been revealed ? or who hath known her wise counsels ? Unto whom hath the knowledge of wisdom been made manifest ? And who hath understood her manifold ways ? God, the Most High, the Creator, the Almighty, the Powerful King, the Awful, That sitteth upon His throne and reigneth. He is One.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>O whom hath the root of wisdom been revealed ? or who hath known her wise counsels ? Unto whom hath the knowledge of wisdom been made manifest ? And who hath understood her manifold ways ? God, the Most High, the Creator, the Almighty, the Powerful King, the Awful, That sitteth upon His throne and reigneth. He is One.
  
 
He created her in His Holy Spirit, and saw her, and numbered her, and measured her. And He poured her forth upon all His works, and upon all flesh according to His gift ; and He hath given her to them that love Him.
 
He created her in His Holy Spirit, and saw her, and numbered her, and measured her. And He poured her forth upon all His works, and upon all flesh according to His gift ; and He hath given her to them that love Him.
  
Seco7id Responsory.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
I alone compassed, &c., (/. 335.
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I alone compassed, &c., ''(p. 335.)''
  
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
'^HE fear of the Lord is honour, and glory, and gladness, and a crown of rejoicing. The fear of the Lord maketh a merry heart, and giveth joy, and gladness, and a long life. Whoso feareth the Lord, it shall go well with him at the last, and he shall be blessed in his death.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HE fear of the Lord is honour, and glory, and gladness, and a crown of rejoicing. The fear of the Lord maketh a merry heart, and giveth joy, and gladness, and a long life. Whoso feareth the Lord, it shall go well with him at the last, and he shall be blessed in his death.
  
 
The love of God is the glory of wisdom. They unto whom she appeareth in visions, love the sight of her, and the knowledge of her mighty works. To fear the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and it was created with the faithful in the womb.
 
The love of God is the glory of wisdom. They unto whom she appeareth in visions, love the sight of her, and the knowledge of her mighty works. To fear the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and it was created with the faithful in the womb.
 
356 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
 
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
O send out wisdom, &c., {p. 335.) =====SECOND NOCTURN.=====
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O send out wisdom, &c., ''(p. 335.)''
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=====SECOND NOCTURN.=====
  
 
'''Fourth Lesson.'''
 
'''Fourth Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Moral Reflections on Job, written by Pope St Gregory [the Great.] {^Bk. i. 10 on Job i.) 00ME there are who are careless concerning their true life, greedy of the things which pass away, but as to the things which are eternal, either understand them not, or, understanding them, holding them to be but of little moment ; they feel no sorrow, nor know how to take wise advice ; and, in forgetfulness of the heavenly possessions which they have lost, they deem themselves (alas, poor wretches !) happy in their goods. They lift not up their eyes to the light of truth for which they were created ; no keen desire ever maketh them to cast a longing look toward the everlasting Fatherland. Leaving alone the chief end for which they were made, they fix their affections upon the exile which they are enduring, instead of upon their home, and make merry in the blindness which they are suffering, as though it were glorious day-light.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Moral Reflections on Job, written by Pope St Gregory [the Great.] (''Bk. i. 10 on Job i.'')  
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>OME there are who are careless concerning their true life, greedy of the things which pass away, but as to the things which are eternal, either understand them not, or, understanding them, holding them to be but of little moment ; they feel no sorrow, nor know how to take wise advice ; and, in forgetfulness of the heavenly possessions which they have lost, they deem themselves (alas, poor wretches !) happy in their goods. They lift not up their eyes to the light of truth for which they were created ; no keen desire ever maketh them to cast a longing look toward the everlasting Fatherland. Leaving alone the chief end for which they were made, they fix their affections upon the exile which they are enduring, instead of upon their home, and make merry in the blindness which they are suffering, as though it were glorious day-light.
  
 
'''Fourth Responsory.'''
 
'''Fourth Responsory.'''
  
Give me wisdom, &c., (^. 335.) '''Fifth Lesson.'''
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Give me wisdom, &c., (p. 335.)  
  
"DUT, on the other hand, the understandings of the elect, while they apprehend the things which pass away, perceive them to be indeed nothings, and work towards grasping the true end to which they were created, and since nothing outside God satisfieth them, their thought, wearied by the intensity of speculation, findeth rest in the hope for, and the contemplation of, their Maker.
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'''Fifth Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT, on the other hand, the understandings of the elect, while they apprehend the things which pass away, perceive them to be indeed nothings, and work towards grasping the true end to which they were created, and since nothing outside God satisfieth them, their thought, wearied by the intensity of speculation, findeth rest in the hope for, and the contemplation of, their Maker.
  
 
They are fain to take their place among the citizens above, and each one of them, although still placed in the world as concerns his body, doth yet in heart and mind ascend above the world. They bemoan the hardships of the exile which they are enduring, and rouse themselves by the constant pricking of their love, to look to their Fatherland above. When therefore such an one seeth with grief that [by sin] he hath lost an eternal inheritance, he findeth this healthy counsel, to reckon but lightly the things of time through which he is passing, and as the riper groweth his wise course that he hath chosen, to let be these perishing things, the deeper groweth his sorrow that he hath not yet attained unto the things which endure.
 
They are fain to take their place among the citizens above, and each one of them, although still placed in the world as concerns his body, doth yet in heart and mind ascend above the world. They bemoan the hardships of the exile which they are enduring, and rouse themselves by the constant pricking of their love, to look to their Fatherland above. When therefore such an one seeth with grief that [by sin] he hath lost an eternal inheritance, he findeth this healthy counsel, to reckon but lightly the things of time through which he is passing, and as the riper groweth his wise course that he hath chosen, to let be these perishing things, the deeper groweth his sorrow that he hath not yet attained unto the things which endure.
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'''Fifth Responsory.'''
 
'''Fifth Responsory.'''
  
The fear of the Lord, &c., (^. 336.) Sixth Lessojt.
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The fear of the Lord, &c., ''(p. 336.)''
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'''Sixth Lesson.'''
  
A 1 T^E must also realise that they who are headlong in their courses, feel not sorrow of heart. They that live without thought, who leave themselves recklessly to the guidance of events, escape the weariness of thought.
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>E must also realise that they who are headlong in their courses, feel not sorrow of heart. They that live without thought, who leave themselves recklessly to the guidance of events, escape the weariness of thought.
  
He that ordereth his life by prudent consideration, looketh carefully around him before each thing that he doth, and, like a man, that before advancing on an uncertain way, trieth the ground with his foot, so he taketh FOURTH WEEK OF AUGUST. 357 thought beforehand, lest some sudden and evil thing should happen to him ; he considereth whether that which he hath a mind to do is not forbidden to him by caution, whether he be not too hasty about things which were better put off to another season, lest evil should overcome him by open attack upon his lusts, or even good undo him by the in-bringing of vain glory.
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He that ordereth his life by prudent consideration, looketh carefully around him before each thing that he doth, and, like a man, that before advancing on an uncertain way, trieth the ground with his foot, so he taketh thought beforehand, lest some sudden and evil thing should happen to him ; he considereth whether that which he hath a mind to do is not forbidden to him by caution, whether he be not too hasty about things which were better put off to another season, lest evil should overcome him by open attack upon his lusts, or even good undo him by the in-bringing of vain glory.
  
 
'''Sixth Responsory.'''
 
'''Sixth Responsory.'''
  
Lord, remove far from me, &c., (/.
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Lord, remove far from me, &c., ''(p. 336.)''
  
336.) =====THIRD NOCTURN.=====
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=====THIRD NOCTURN.=====
  
 
'''Seventh Responsory.'''
 
'''Seventh Responsory.'''
  
O Lord, Father and God, &c., {p.
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O Lord, Father and God, &c., ''(p. 336.)''
  
336.) '''Eighth Responsory.'''
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'''Eighth Responsory.'''
  
One seraph cried, &c., {p. 218.) is understanding, and the godly use of knowledge ; but of sinners is wisdom accursed.
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One seraph cried, &c., ''(p. 218.)''
  
'''First Responsory.'''
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O Lord, Father and Governor, &c., (A 337.) Secojid Lesson.
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n^HE fear of the Lord driveth away sins, for he that feareth Him not cannot be justified, for the fury of such an one's anger is his destruction.
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A patient man shall bear for a time, and afterward joy shall spring up unto him. Good understanding will hide his words for a time, and the lips of many shall declare his wisdom. The understanding of instruction is in the treasures of wisdom, but the worship of God is an abomination to a sinner.
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'''First Lesson.'''
  
My son, if thou desire wisdom, keep the commandments, and the Lord shall give her unto thee.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Ecclesiasticus (i. 22.)
  
Seco7id Day.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HE crown of wisdom is the fear of the Lord, Who maketh peace and perfect health to flourish ; Who hath seen and numbered them ; and both of them are the gifts of God.
  
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Wisdom raineth down skill and knowledge of understanding, and exalteth them to honour that hold her fast.
  
'''First Lesson.'''
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The root of wisdom is to fear the Lord, and the branches thereof are long life. In the treasury of wisdom is understanding, and the godly use of knowledge ; but of sinners is wisdom accursed.
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Ecclesiasticus (i. 22.) 'T*HE crown of wisdom is the fear of the Lord, Who maketh peace and perfect health to flourish ; Who hath seen and numbered them ; and both of them are the gifts of God.
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
Wisdom raineth down skill and knowledge of understanding, and exalteth them to honour that hold her fast.
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O Lord, Father and Governor, &c., ''(p. 337.)''
  
The root of wisdom is to fear the Lord, and the branches thereof are long life. In the treasury of wisdom '''Second Responsory.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
Great are Thy judgments, &c., {p.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HE fear of the Lord driveth away sins, for he that feareth Him not cannot be justified, for the fury of such an one's anger is his destruction.
  
337.) F '''Third Lesson.'''
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A patient man shall bear for a time, and afterward joy shall spring up unto him. Good understanding will hide his words for a time, and the lips of many shall declare his wisdom. The understanding of instruction is in the treasures of wisdom, but the worship of God is an abomination to a sinner.
  
OR the fear of the Lord is wisdom and instruction, and faith and meekness are His delight, and therewith shall He fill His treasures. Be not unbelieving, as touching the fear of the Lord, and come not unto Him with a double heart. Be not an hypocrite in the sight of men, and give not offence with thy lips. Take good heed thereto, lest perchance thou fall, and bring dishonour upon thy soul, and so God discover thy secrets, and cast thee down in the midst of the congregation, because thou earnest wickedly unto the Lord, and thine 358 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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My son, if thou desire wisdom, keep the commandments, and the Lord shall give her unto thee.
  
heart was full of wickedness and deceit.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
Third Responsoij.
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Great are Thy judgments, &c., ''(p. 337.)''
  
Lord, Thine eyes behold, &c., (/.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
337.) Third Day.
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<span class="dropcap">F</span>OR the fear of the Lord is wisdom and instruction, and faith and meekness are His delight, and therewith shall He fill His treasures. Be not unbelieving, as touching the fear of the Lord, and come not unto Him with a double heart. Be not an hypocrite in the sight of men, and give not offence with thy lips. Take good heed thereto, lest perchance thou fall, and bring dishonour upon thy soul, and so God discover thy secrets, and cast thee down in the midst of the congregation, because thou earnest wickedly unto the Lord, and thine heart was full of wickedness and deceit.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
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Lord, Thine eyes behold, &c., ''(p. 337.)''
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===Third Day.===
  
 
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Ecclesiasticus (ii. i.) ]\ /[ Y son, if thou come to serve the Lord, stand firm in righteousness and fear, and prepare thy soul for temptation. Set thine heart lowly and constantly endure ; incline thine ear, and take heed to the word of understanding ; and make not haste in time of trouble. Bear patiently the trials which God sendeth thee ; cleave unto God, and wait patiently, that thy life may be increased at the last.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Ecclesiasticus (ii. i.)  
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<span class="dropcap">M</span>Y son, if thou come to serve the Lord, stand firm in righteousness and fear, and prepare thy soul for temptation. Set thine heart lowly and constantly endure ; incline thine ear, and take heed to the word of understanding ; and make not haste in time of trouble. Bear patiently the trials which God sendeth thee ; cleave unto God, and wait patiently, that thy life may be increased at the last.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
My son, give me thine heart, &c., (/. 338.) Second Lessoji.
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My son, give me thine heart, &c., ''(p. 338.)''
  
VXTHATSOEVER is brought upon thee take cheerfully ; and be patient when thou art changed to a low estate. For gold and silver are tried in the fire, and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity. Believe in God, and He will help thee. Order thy way aright, and trust in Him.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>HATSOEVER is brought upon thee take cheerfully ; and be patient when thou art changed to a low estate. For gold and silver are tried in the fire, and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity. Believe in God, and He will help thee. Order thy way aright, and trust in Him.
  
 
Keep thee in awe of Him, and grow old in His service.
 
Keep thee in awe of Him, and grow old in His service.
  
Third Lessoji.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
"X/E that fear the Lord, wait for His mercy, and go not aside, lest ye fall. Ye that fear the Lord, believe Him, and your reward shall not fail.
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The fear of the Lord, &c., ''(p. 336.)''
  
Ye that fear the Lord, hope in Him, and His mercy shall come joyfully upon you. Ye that fear the Lord, love Him, and your hearts shall be enlightened. My sons, look at the generations of old, and see, did ever any trust in the Lord, and was confounded ? or did any abide in His fear, and was forsaken ? or whom did He ever despise that called upon Him? '''Third Responsory.'''
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''Third Lesson.''
  
Lord, remove, &c., {p. 336.) Fourth Day.
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<span class="dropcap">Y</span>E that fear the Lord, wait for His mercy, and go not aside, lest ye fall. Ye that fear the Lord, believe Him, and your reward shall not fail.
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Ye that fear the Lord, hope in Him, and His mercy shall come joyfully upon you. Ye that fear the Lord, love Him, and your hearts shall be enlightened. My sons, look at the generations of old, and see, did ever any trust in the Lord, and was confounded ? or did any abide in His fear, and was forsaken ? or whom did He ever despise that called upon Him?
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'''Third Responsory.'''
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Lord, remove, &c., ''(p. 336.)''
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Ecclesiasticus (iii. i.) n^HE children of wisdom are the congregation of righteousness, and the generation thereof, obedience and love. Hear the judgment of your father, O children, and do thereafter, that ye may be safe. For God hath given the father honour over the children, and hath confirmed the authority of the mother over the sons. Whoso loveth God, prayeth that his sins may be forgiven, and turneth him away from them, and in time his prayer shall be heard.
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Second Respoiisory.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HE children of wisdom are the congregation of righteousness, and the generation thereof, obedience and love. Hear the judgment of your father, O children, and do thereafter, that ye may be safe. For God hath given the father honour over the children, and hath confirmed the authority of the mother over the sons. Whoso loveth God, prayeth that his sins may be forgiven, and turneth him away from them, and in time his prayer shall be heard.
  
The fear of the Lord, &c., 336.) '''First Responsory.'''
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
[p. O Lord, Father and God, &c., {p.
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O Lord, Father and God, &c., ''(p. 336.)''
  
336.) FOURTH WEEK OF AUGUST. 359 '''Second Lesson.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
A ND he that honoureth his mother "^^ is as one that layeth up treasure.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND he that honoureth his mother is as one that layeth up treasure.
  
 
He that honoureth his father, shall have joy of his own children, and when he maketh his prayer, he shall be heard. He that honoureth his father shall have a long life, and he that is obedient unto his father, shall be a comfort to his mother. He that feareth the Lord, honoureth his parents, and doth service unto them that begat him, as unto his masters.
 
He that honoureth his father, shall have joy of his own children, and when he maketh his prayer, he shall be heard. He that honoureth his father shall have a long life, and he that is obedient unto his father, shall be a comfort to his mother. He that feareth the Lord, honoureth his parents, and doth service unto them that begat him, as unto his masters.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
Great are Thy judgments, &c., (/.
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Great are Thy judgments, &c., ''(p. 337.)''
  
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
TTONOUR thy father in deed, and in word, and in all patience, that a blessing may come upon thee from him, and his blessing abide upon thee at the last. The blessing of a father establisheth the houses of children ; but the curse of a mother rooteth out foundations. Glory not in the dishonour of thy father : for thy father's dishonour is no glory unto thee. For the glory of a man is from the honour of his father, and a father in dishonour is a reproach to the children.
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<span class="dropcap">H</span>ONOUR thy father in deed, and in word, and in all patience, that a blessing may come upon thee from him, and his blessing abide upon thee at the last. The blessing of a father establisheth the houses of children ; but the curse of a mother rooteth out foundations. Glory not in the dishonour of thy father : for thy father's dishonour is no glory unto thee. For the glory of a man is from the honour of his father, and a father in dishonour is a reproach to the children.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Lord, Thine eyes behold, &c., (/.
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Lord, Thine eyes behold, &c., ''(p. 337.)''
  
Fifth Day.
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===Fifth Day.===
  
 
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Ecclesiasticus (iii. 22,) QEEK not out the things that are above thee, neither search the things that are above thy strength.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Ecclesiasticus (iii. 22,)  
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>EEK not out the things that are above thee, neither search the things that are above thy strength.
  
 
But what God hath commanded thee, think thereon alway, and be not curious concerning the diversity of His works. For it is not necessary for thee to see with thine eyes the things that are in secret. Search not too much into unnecessary matters, and be not curious concerning the diversity of His works, for more things are shown unto thee than men understand.
 
But what God hath commanded thee, think thereon alway, and be not curious concerning the diversity of His works. For it is not necessary for thee to see with thine eyes the things that are in secret. Search not too much into unnecessary matters, and be not curious concerning the diversity of His works, for more things are shown unto thee than men understand.
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
God [possessed me], &c., {p. 334.) Second Lesso?i.
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God [possessed me], &c., ''(p. 334.)''
  
A STUBBORN heart shall fare evil at the last, and he that loveth danger shall perish therein. An heart that entereth on a double way, shall not have success, and he whose heart is corrupt shall stumble therein. An obstinate heart shall be laden with sorrows, and the wicked man shall heap sin upon sin. In the congregation of the proud there is no remedy, for the plant of wickedness hath taken root there, and they shall not know it.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span> STUBBORN heart shall fare evil at the last, and he that loveth danger shall perish therein. An heart that entereth on a double way, shall not have success, and he whose heart is corrupt shall stumble therein. An obstinate heart shall be laden with sorrows, and the wicked man shall heap sin upon sin. In the congregation of the proud there is no remedy, for the plant of wickedness hath taken root there, and they shall not know it.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
I alone compassed, &c., i^p. 335.) Third Lessoii.
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I alone compassed, &c., ''(p. 335.)''
  
'T^HE heart of the prudent will understand wisdom, and the ear of the good will listen to wisdom with all eagerness. A wise and understanding heart will refrain from sin, 36o THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
and will work righteousness, and have success therein. Water will quench a flaming fire, and alms are an antidote against sins. God looketh upon him which giveth. He is mindful of him hereafter, and when he faileth, he shall find a stay.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HE heart of the prudent will understand wisdom, and the ear of the good will listen to wisdom with all eagerness. A wise and understanding heart will refrain from sin, and will work righteousness, and have success therein. Water will quench a flaming fire, and alms are an antidote against sins. God looketh upon him which giveth. He is mindful of him hereafter, and when he faileth, he shall find a stay.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
O send out wisdom, &c., {p. 335.) Sixth Day.
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O send out wisdom, &c., ''(p. 335.)''
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'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Ecclesiasticus (iv. i.) jV/TY son, defraud not the poor of his alms, and turn not away thine eyes from the needy. Deem not lightly of an hungry soul, neither provoke a poor man in his distress.
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<span class="dropcap">M</span>Y son, defraud not the poor of his alms, and turn not away thine eyes from the needy. Deem not lightly of an hungry soul, neither provoke a poor man in his distress.
  
 
Grieve not the heart of the needy, and defer not to give to him that is in straits. Reject not the supplication of the afflicted, and turn not away thy face from a poor man.
 
Grieve not the heart of the needy, and defer not to give to him that is in straits. Reject not the supplication of the afflicted, and turn not away thy face from a poor man.
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
Give me wisdom, &c., {p. 335.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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Give me wisdom, &c., ''(p. 335.)''  
  
'T^URN not away thine eyes in anger from the needy, and leave not such as ask from thee to curse thee behind thy back ; for if he curse thee in the bitterness of his soul, his prayer shall be heard ; for He That made him will hear him.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>URN not away thine eyes in anger from the needy, and leave not such as ask from thee to curse thee behind thy back ; for if he curse thee in the bitterness of his soul, his prayer shall be heard ; for He That made him will hear him.
  
 
Get thyself the love of the congregation of the poor, and bow thy soul to the aged, and bow thine head to a great man.
 
Get thyself the love of the congregation of the poor, and bow thy soul to the aged, and bow thine head to a great man.
  
Secofid Responsory.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
The fear of the Lord, &c., {p. 336.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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The fear of the Lord, &c., ''(p. 336.)''  
  
T ET it not grieve thee to bow down thine ear to the poor, and pay that thou owest, and give him a friendly answer with meekness. Deliver him that suffereth wrong from the hand of the oppressor, and be not faint-hearted. When thou sittest in judgment, be as a tender father unto the fatherless, and instead of an husband unto their mother ; so shalt thou be as a dutiful son unto the Most High, and He shall love thee more than thy mother doth.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">L</span>ET it not grieve thee to bow down thine ear to the poor, and pay that thou owest, and give him a friendly answer with meekness. Deliver him that suffereth wrong from the hand of the oppressor, and be not faint-hearted. When thou sittest in judgment, be as a tender father unto the fatherless, and instead of an husband unto their mother ; so shalt thou be as a dutiful son unto the Most High, and He shall love thee more than thy mother doth.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Lord, remove far from me, &c., {p.
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Lord, remove far from me, &c., ''(p. 336.)''
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== Saturday. ==
  
336.) The Sabbath.
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=== The Sabbath. ===
  
 
====MATTINS.====
 
====MATTINS.====
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book of Ecclesiasticus (iv. 23.) IX/TY son, observe the time, and beware of evil. For thy soul's sake be not ashamed to speak the truth. For there is a shame that bringeth sin ; and there is a shame that bringeth glory and grace. Accept no person against thy person, nor a lie against thine own soul. Fear not thy neighbour when he faileth, and refrain not to speak when there is occasion to do good. Hide not thy wisdom in her beauty.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book of Ecclesiasticus (iv. 23.)  
  
FIFTH WEEK OF AUGUST. 361 '''First Responsory.'''
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<span class="dropcap">M</span>Y son, observe the time, and beware of evil. For thy soul's sake be not ashamed to speak the truth. For there is a shame that bringeth sin ; and there is a shame that bringeth glory and grace. Accept no person against thy person, nor a lie against thine own soul. Fear not thy neighbour when he faileth, and refrain not to speak when there is occasion to do good. Hide not thy wisdom in her beauty.
  
O Lord, Father and God, &c., {p.
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
Seco7td Lesso7i.
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O Lord, Father and God, &c., ''(p. 337.)''
  
TIPOR by speech wisdom is known, and understanding, and knowledge and instruction by the word of him that understandeth, and firmness by works of righteousness. In no wise speak against the truth, but be abashed for the falsehood which thou hast uttered through ignorance. Be not ashamed to confess thy sins, and make not thyself an underling to any man by [cleaving to] thy sin.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">F</span>OR by speech wisdom is known, and understanding, and knowledge and instruction by the word of him that understandeth, and firmness by works of righteousness. In no wise speak against the truth, but be abashed for the falsehood which thou hast uttered through ignorance. Be not ashamed to confess thy sins, and make not thyself an underling to any man by [cleaving to] thy sin.
  
 
Strive not against the person of the mighty, and contend not against the course of the river.
 
Strive not against the person of the mighty, and contend not against the course of the river.
  
commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother, but bind them continually upon thine heart.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
If^ however^ the next day be the Sunday nearest to the \st day of Septejnber^ the above is omitted^ ajtd the Antiphoji^ "When Job heard," &c., {^p. 368) is said instead.
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Great are Thy judgments, &c., ''(p. 337.)''
  
Prayer of the sii-cceeding Sunday.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
Note. The whole of the follo%ving %veek is omitted if the Sunday after the fourth Saturday in Azigust be the Simday nearest to the 1st day of September.
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>TRIVE for righteousness with all thy soul, and contend for righteousness unto death, and God shall beat down thine enemies for thee. Be not hasty in thy tongue, and in thy deeds slack and remiss. Be not as a lion in thine own house, troubling thy servants, and oppressing them that are subject unto thee. Let not thine hand be stretched out to receive, and shut when thou shouldest give.
  
And so with the fifth week of September ajtd October.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
  
'''Second Responsory.'''
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Lord, Thine eyes behold, &c., ''(p. 337.)''
  
Great are Thy judgments, &c., {p.
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====VESPERS.====
  
337.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin. <ref>Prov. vi., 20, 21.</ref> My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother, but bind them continually upon thine heart.
  
OTRIVE for righteousness with all thy soul, and contend for righteousness unto death, and God shall beat down thine enemies for thee. Be not hasty in thy tongue, and in thy deeds slack and remiss. Be not as a lion in thine own house, troubling thy servants, and oppressing them that are subject unto thee. Let not thine hand be stretched out to receive, and shut when thou shouldest give.
 
  
'''Third Responsory.'''
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''If, however, the next day be the Sunday nearest to the 1st day of September, the above is omitted, and the Antiphon,'' "When Job heard," &c., ''(p. 368)'' ''is said instead.''
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''Prayer of the succeeding Sunday.''
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''Note. The whole of the following week is omitted if the Sunday after the fourth Saturday in August be the Sunday nearest to the 1st day of September.  And so with the fifth week of September and October.''
  
Lord, Thine eyes behold, &c., {p.
 
  
337.) ====VESPERS.====
 
  
Antipho7i at the Song of the Blessed Virgin. ^ My son, keep thy father's JFtftJj Suntiag of ^lugusit.
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'''Citations'''
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