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Shakespeare,

PERSECUTION.
God forbid any malice should prevail
That, faultless, may condemn a nobleman !
Pray God, he may acquit him of suspicion !

2 HENRY VI. iii. 2.

PILATE.
A bloody deed, and desperately despatch’d.
How fain, like Pilate, would I wash my hands
Of this most grievous guilty murder, done !

RICHARD III. i. 4.

Though some of you, with Pilate, wash your hands,
Shewing an outward pity; yet you, Pilates,
Have here deliver'd me to my sour cross,
And water cannot wash away your sin.

RICHARD II. iv. 1.

POWER.
Since God, so graciously hath brought to light
This dangerous treason,

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That Power that made you king,
Hath power to keep you king, in spite of all :
The means that Heaven yields must be embrac’d.

RICHARD II. iii. 2.

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Holy Qurit.

PERSECUTION. O Lord, my God! in Thee do I put my trust ; save me from all them that persecute me. My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.

PSALM vii.

PILATE. When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just Person ; see ye to it.

MATTHEW, xxvii.

And so Pilate, willing to content the people, delivered Jesus (when he had scourged Him) to be crucified.

MARK, xv.

POWER.

Do it; be strong for the battle! For God hath power to help, and to cast down.

2 CHRONICLES, xxv.

The God of Israel is He that giveth strength and power unto His people.

PSALM lxviii.

Let every soul be subject to the higher Powers ; for there is no power but of God. The powers that be are ordained of God.

ROMANS, xiii.

Shakespeare,

PRAISE OF GOD.
Now, God be prais’d! that to believing souls
Gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.

2 HENRY VI, ii, 1.

And be it death proclaimed through our host,
To boast of this, or take that praise from God,
Which is His only.

HENRY V. iv. 8.

PRAYER.
Now I am past all comfort, here, but prayers.

HENRY VIII. iv, 2.

If you bethink yourself of any crime,
Unreconcil'd as yet to Heaven and grace,
Solicit for it straight.

OTHELLO, v. 2.
We, ignorant of ourselves,
Beg often our own harms ; which the wise Powers
Deny us for our good : so find we profit,
By losing of our prayers.

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, ii. l. If, when you make your prayers, God should be so obdurate as yourselves, How would it fare with your departed souls ?

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It is presumption in us, when
The help of Heaven we count the act of men.

ALL 'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, ii. 1. Cap

Holy Turit.

PRAISE OF GOD. O praise the Lord, all ye heathen! nations.

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O praise the Lord of Heaven! Praise Him, all ye angels ! Let every thing that hath breath, praise the Lord !

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PRAYER.
Is any among you afflicted ? Let him pray.

JAMES, V.

God judgeth the righteous. The Lord will receive my prayer; He hath heard my supplication.

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The Spirit helpeth our infirmities; for we know not what we should pray for, as we ought; but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us.

ROMANS, viii. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss.

JAMES, iv. If my people shall humble themselves, and pray, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sins.

2 CHRONICLES, vii.

PRESUMPTION. Every way of a man is right in his own eyes ; but man's goings are of the Lord : how can a man, then, understand his own way?

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Shakespeare,

PROPHETS AND APOSTLES.
His champions are the prophets and apostles.

2 HENRY VI. i. 3.

PROVIDENCE. We defy augury; there is a special providence in the fall of a sparrow.

HAMLET, v. 2.

RANSOM. This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England, This nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings, Fear'd by their breed, and famous by their birth, Renowned for their deeds as far from home, (For Christian service, and true chivalry), As is the sepulchre, in stubborn Jewry, Of the world's ransom, blessed Mary's Son.

RICHARD II. ii. 1. If, after three days' space, thou here be’st found On any ground that I am ruler of, The world shall not be ransom for thy life.

2 HENRY VI. iii. 2.

RAVENS.
Take that; and He that doth the ravens feed,
Yea, providently caters for the sparrow,
Be comfort to my age.

AS YOU LIKE IT, ii. 3.

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