British History, Culture & Sports, History of Freedom, Heroes, Inventors, Brits at their, English country scene

free spins no deposit win real money | All Posts

The Prince on the Book of Common Prayer

This year is the 350th anniversary of the Book of Common Prayer.

The book had earlier incarnations, but this version was used for centuries wherever the British lived.

The ancient and hallowed language was modernized in the 20th century, a change welcomed by some and keenly mourned by others.

Prince Charles - no one will be in suspense at his feelings - wrote about the Book of Common Prayer's poetry:

Over recent years, we have witnessed a concerted effort to devalue the currency of these resonant words.

But who was it who decided that for people who aren’t very good at reading, the best things to read are those written by people who aren’t very good at writing?

Poetry is surely for everybody, even if it’s only a few phrases. But banality is for nobody. It might be accessible for all, but so is a desert.

From the 65th Psalm in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer:

. . .The river of God is full of water: Thou preparest their corn, for so Thou providest for the earth.

Thou waterest her furrows, Thou sendest rain into the little valleys thereof: Thou makest it soft with the drops of rain, and blessest the increase of it.

Thou crownest the year with Thy goodness: And Thy clouds drop fatness.

They shall drop upon the dwellings of the wilderness: And the little hills shall rejoice on every side.

The folds shall be full of sheep: The valleys also shall stand so thick with corn, that they shall laugh and sing.

login bonus bodog casino no deposit bonus codes_Welfare offer live casino_Welfare offer bodog contact

(Please do give us your name or the name you write under in the form below and your URL if you have one. Your comment may take a little time to appear. Thanks for waiting.)