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of the area, and the Regalia, except the Swords, were laid on the Altar. . . . . The Litany was then read by the Bishops of London and Bangor, vested in copes. Next was read the beginning of the Communion Service by the Archbishop of Canterbury; and after it a Sermon was delivered by the Archbishop of York; which being concluded, the Archbishop of Canterbury, advancing to the King, administered the Coronation Oath (His Majesty having on Thursday the 27th day of April 1820, in the presence of the two Houses of Parliament, made and subscribed the Declaration). The King then arose from His Chair of State, and proceeded uncovered to the Altar, where, kneeling upon the cushion laid on the steps, and placing his hand on the Holy Gospels, His Majesty took the oath, and added thereto His Royal Sign Manual. The King returned to his chair, and the Hymn, “ Come Holy Ghost, our Souls inspire,” &c. was sung; after which the Archbishop read the prayer preparatory to the anointing. At the conclusion of this prayer the Choirs sang the Anthem, “ Zadock the Priest,” &c. during which the King was disrobed of his crimson robes, and His Majesty taking off His Cap of State, the robes and Cap were carried into St. Edward's Chapel. King Edward's Chair, covered with cloth of gold, having been placed in front of the Altar, His Majesty took his seat therein to be anointed; when the following four Knights of the Garter, viz. the Duke of Beaufort, the Marquess Camden, the Earl of Winchilsea, and the Marquess of Londonderry, being summoned by Deputy Garter, held over the King's head a rich Pall or Cloth of Gold; and the Dean of Westminster, holding the Ampulla containing the consecrated oil, and pouring some into the anointing spoon, the Archbishop anointed His Majesty therewith. - , - . . The The King then kneeling, the Archbishop pronounced the Benediction. His Majesty was next arrayed with the Supertunica of Cloth of Gold, and a Girdle of the same for the Sword, when the Spurs were taken from the Altar, and His Majesty's heels having been touched thcrewith, they were again laid upon the Altar. His Majesty, standing up, was girt with the Sword, which His Majesty afterwards offered at the Altar, in the scabbard, and retiring to his chair the Sword was redeemed. His Majesty, rising, was invested with the Imperial Mantle, or Dalmatic Robe, of cloth of gold, and with the Armil. The King then sat down, and received from the Archbishop the Orb, which His Majesty afterwards returned to the Dean, who laid it upon the Altar. The Ruby Ring was placed by the Archbishop on the fourth finger of the King's right hand, and the Dean brought from the Altar the two Sceptres with the Cross and Dove, and delivered them to the Archbishop. Bernard-Toward Duke of Norfolk, as Lord of the Manor of Worksop, then presented. His Majesty with a Pair of Gioves, richly embroidered with the arms of J’oward, which His Majesty put on ; and the Archbishop dovered the Sceptre with the Cross into His Majesty's right band, and the Sceptre with the Dove into his left hand; the ford of the Manor of Worksop supporting His Majesty's right arm, and holdieg the See, tre, as occasion required. The Archbishop standing before the Altar, and having taken St. Edward's Crown into his hands, consecrated and blessed it, and, assisted by the other Bishops, His Grace catue from the Altar, the Dean of Westminster carrying the Crown, which the Archbishop received and placed on His Majesty's lead; while the people, with loud and repeated
shouts, cried, “ Gop save THE KING !” the trumpets sounding, the drums beating, and the Tower and Park guns firing by signal. The Peers then put on their coronets, the Bishops their caps, and the Kings of Arms their crowns. The acclamations ceasing, the Archbishop pronounced the Exhortation, and the Choirs sang the Anthem, “The King shall rejoice in thy strength,” &c.
The Archbishop then presented the Bible to the King, and His Majesty having returned the same to the Archbishop, it was replaced on the Altar.
The Archbishop having pronounced the Benediction; the King kissed the Archbishops and Bishops, who knelt before him. The “Te Deum” was then sung, during which the King removed to his chair, on the east side of the Throne; and, at the conclusion, His Majesty was inthroned by the Bishops and Peers, and the Archbishop pronounced the Exhortation; whereupon the Archbishop advanced to the steps of the Throne, and, ascending, knelt before the King, and for himself and the other Lords Spiritual, pronounced the words of Homage, the Archbishop of York and the Bishops kneeling around him, and, for themselves, repeating after him. The Archbishop then kissed His Majesty's left cheek, as did the Archbishop of York and the rest of the Bishops, and retired. . .
Then His Royal Highness the Duke of York advanced to the steps of the Throne, and, ascending, took off his coronet, and kneeling before the King, for himself and the other Dukes of the Blood Royal, who severally took off their coronets and knelt with him and about him, pronounced the words of Homage, the rest of the Royal Dukes, for themselves, repeating after him. Then His Royal Highness touched the Crown upon His Majesty's head, and having kissed His Majesty's left cheek, as did the rest of the Dukes of the Blood Royal, retired.
Then the Duke of Norfolk advanced in like manner to the Throne, and being followed by the rest of the Dukes, took off his coronet, knelt before the King, and, for himself and the other Dukes, who also took off their coronets and knelt with him and about him, pronounced the words of Homage, the rest of the same Degree, for themselves, repeating after him. After which His Grace touched the Crown upon His Majesty's head, and kissed His Majesty's left cheek, as did the rest of the Dukes after him, and retired. The Marquess of Winchester advanced with the rest of the Marquesscs: The Earl of Denbigh with the rest of the Earls: The Lord Viscount Hereford with the rest of the Wiscounts : and the Lord Audley with the rest of the Barons, and each Degree severally and respectively did their Homage in like manner and retired. During this part of the Solemnity, the Sceptre with the Cross was held on the King's right hand by the Duke of Norfolk, as Lord of the Manor of Worksop, and the Sceptre with the Dove by the Duke of Rutland: the Treasurer of His Majesty's Household throwing about the Medals of the Coromation, as His Majesty's Princely Largesse or Donative. The Peers who bore the Regalia, on advancing to do their Homage, severally delivered the same to the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain, by whom they were returned after the Homage had been performed. After the Homage, the Bishop of Salisbury, who read the Epistle, and the Bishop of St. David's, who read the Gospel, received from the Altar, by the hands of the Archbishop, the Patina and the Chalice, which they carried into St. Edward's Chapel, and brought from thence the Bread upon the Patina and the Wine in the Chalice. His Ma
jesty then descended from the Throne, and went i. tile
the Altar, where, having taken off His Crown, His Majesty received the Sacrament, the Archbishop administering the bread, and the Dean of Westminster the cup. The Choir then sang the last Anthem; “Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel,” &c.; and, at the cr clusion, the trunpets sounded, the drums beat, and, amidst the acclamations of the assembly, the King put on His Crown, and, taking the two Sceptres in His hands, again ascended the Throne, and sat there supported and attended as before, until the conclusion of the Post-Communion Service and the Blessing. The Choirs then sang the National Air of “ GoD SAVE THE KING.” His Majesty, attended as before, having descended into the Area, passed through the door on the south side of the Altar into St. Edward's Chapel; and the Noblemen who had carried the Regalia received them from the Dean of Westminster as they passed by the Altar. The King being come into the Chapel, and standing before the Altar, delivered the Sceptres to the Archbishop, who laid them upon the Altar. The rest of the Regalia were then delivered to the Dean, and by him laid on the Altar. - Then the King was disrobed of His Dalmatid Robe of State, and arrayed in His Royal Robe of Purple Velvet, the Archbishop delivering the Sceptre with the Cross into His right hand, and the Orb into His left. The Dean then delivered the Sceptre with the Dove to the Duke of Rutland who had before carried it, and who was to bear it in the returning Procession. As soon as the King entered St. Edward's Chapel, the Officers of Arms called over and arranged the Procession for the return to Westminster-Hall; and at the moment when His Majesty came out of the Chapel, the Procession moved forward to Westminster-Hall in the same order as it Càillo