Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An early modern English spelling of prayer.
“June 1, 2009 at 3:42 pm to mai cheezland praier grup an gud thots brigade:”
“Then I thinking of praier vnto God, because I kneeled on both my knees, began to pray on this wise:”
“He and the rest, who had already determined how to handle him before they parted, saide within themselves: Look thou hast said thy praier, for when we have thy money, Saint Julian and thou shift for thy lodging.”
“Wherefore, I hold it farre better for you, to comfort your selfe by all good meanes, and with the power of fervent praier, to fight against all desperate intruding passions, as a truly vertuous minde ought to doe.”
“Ne yet for them neyther, but on Friday, at the onely houre of noone praier: whiche as I haue aforesayd, is kept amonge them high and holy.”
“Apostle instituted to be obserued in Decembre, with fasting and praier, thre wiekes and a haulfe before Christemas, when we close vp the last.viii. daies of that moneth, with greate ioye and feaste.”
“That is to saie, to wake all nighte, in deuine seruice and praier.”
“Their oratories Temples, or places of praier (whiche we calls Churches) might not be built without the good will of the Bisshoppe of the Diocese.”
“I spake in the beginning of her Majesties praier, which I presumed (though vnworthy) to translate into Latine: and nowe at this very time there was some opportunity offered, for to make some vse of that translation.”
“And the pilgrimes which are not prouided of tents, resort hither, and for more deuotion the men and women lie together aloft and beneath, one vpon another, so that their house of praier becommeth worse sometimes then a den of thieues.”
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