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THE

RULE AND EXERCISES

OF

HOLY DYING:

IN WHICH ARE DESCRIBED THE

MEANS AND INSTRUMENTS

OF

PREPARING OURSELVES AND OTHERS RESPECTIVELY FOR A BLESSED DEATH: AND THE REMEDIES AGAINST THE EVILS AND TEMPTATIONS PROPER TO THE STATE OF SICKNESS:

TOGETHER WITH

PRAYERS AND ACTS OF VIRTUE

TO BE USED BY SICK AND DYING PERSONS, OR BY OTHERS STANDING IN THEIR ATTENDANCE.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED

RULES FOR THE VISITATION OF THE SICK

AND

OFFICES PROPER FOR THAT MINISTRY.

BY JEREMY TAYLOR, D.D.

CHAPLAIN IN ORDINARY TO KING CHARLES THE FIRST, AND SOMETIME LORD BISHOP OF DOWN AND CONNOR


Table of Contents

Dedication.

CHAPTER I. — A GENERAL PREPARATION TOWARDS A HOLY AND BLESSED DEATH, BY WAY OF CONSIDERATION.

SECTION I. Consideration of the Vanity and Shortness of Manís Life.

SECTION II. The Consideration reduced to Practice.

SECTION III. Rules and Spiritual Arts of lengthening our Days, and to take off the objection of a Short Life.

SECTION IV. Considerations of the miseries of Manís Life.

SECTION V. The Consideration reduced to Practice.


CHAPTER II. — A GENERAL PREPARATION TOWARDS A HOLY AND BLESSED DEATH, BY WAY OF EXERCISE.

Section I. Three Precepts preparatory to a Holy Death, to be practised in our whole Life.

SECTION II. Of daily Examination of our Actions in the whole course of our Health, preparatory to our Deathbed.

SECTION III. Of exercising Charity during our whole Life.

SECTION IV. General Considerations to enforce the former Practices.


CHAPTER III. — OF THE STATE OF SICKNESS AND THE TEMPTATIONS INCIDENT TO IT, WITH THEIR PROPER REMEDIES.

SECTION I. Of the State of Sickness.

SECTION II. Of the First Temptation proper to the State of Sickness - Impatience.

SECTION III. Constituent or Integral Parts of Patience.

SECTION IV. Remedies against Impatience, by way of Consideration.

SECTION V. Remedies against Impatience, by way of Exercise.

SECTION VI. Advantages of Sickness.

SECTION VII. The second Temptation proper to the state of Sickness, Fear of Death, with its Remedies.

SECTION VIII. Remedies against fear of Death, by way of Exercise.

SECTION IX. General Rules and Exercises whereby our Sickness may become safe and sanctified.


CHAPTER IV. — OF THE PRACTICE OF THE GRACES PROPER TO THE STATE OF SICKNESS, WHICH A SICK MAN MAY PRACTICE ALONE.

SECTION I. Of the Practice of Patience.

SECTION II. Acts of Patience by way of Prayer and Ejaculation.

SECTION III. Of the Practice of the Grace of Faith in the Time of Sickness.

SECTION IV. Acts of Faith, by way of Prayer and Ejaculation to be said by Sick Men, in the Days of their Temptation.

SECTION V. Of the Practice of the Grace of Repentance in the Time of Sickness.

SECTION VI. Rules for the Practice of Repentance in Sickness.

SECTION VII. Acts of Repentance, by way of Prayer and Ejaculation, to be used especially by Old Men in their Age, and by all Men in their Sickness.

SECTION VIII. An Analysis or Resolution of the Decalogue, and the special Precepts of the Gospel, describing the Duties enjoined, and the Sins forbidden respectively; for the Assistance of sick Men in making their Confessions to God and his Ministers, and the rendering their Repentance more particular and perfect.

SECTION IX. Of the Sick Manís Practice of Charity and Justice, by way of Rule.

SECTION X. Acts of Charity, by way of Prayer and Ejaculation; which may also be used for Thanksgiving in case of Recovery.


CHAPTER V. — OF VISITATION OF THE SICK: OR THE ASSISTANCE THAT IS TO BE DONE TO DYING PERSONS BY THE MINISTRY OF THEIR CLERGY-GUIDES.

SECTION I.

SECTION II. Rules for the Manner of Visitation of Sick Persons.

SECTION III. Of ministering in the Sick Manís Confession of Sins and Repentance.

SECTION IV. Of the ministering to the Restitution and Pardon, or Reconciliation of the Sick Person, by Administering the Holy Sacrament.

SECTION V. Of Ministering to the Sick Person by the Spiritual Man, as he is the Physician of Souls.

SECTION VI. Considerations against Presumption.

SECTION VII. Offices to be said by the Minister in his Visitation of the Sick.

SECTION VIII. Peroration concerning the Contingencies and Treatings of our departed Friends after Death, in order to their Burial, etc.

Notes.

 


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