The Rule and Exercises of Holy Dying

Jeremy TAYLOR (1613 - 1667)

Written by a Church of England clergyman in the time of Cromwell, this work is praised for both its style and content. Taylor's work was much admired by John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, for its devotional quality; and by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas de Quincey, and Edmund Gosse for its literary qualities.

Holy Dying is meant to instruct the reader in the "means and instruments" of preparing for a blessed death, written in a time when death was a constant companion to life and not to be encountered without being ready for it. It assumes illness and a death-bed, with recommended meditations and prayers for the sick, the family, and the clergyman attending to the dying one. (Summary by TriciaG, with help from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Christianity - Other

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dedication KHand
00:23:30
Play 01 I.I. Consideration of the Vanity and Shortness of Man's Life MaryAnn
00:17:31
Play 02 I.II. The Consideration reduced to Practice MaryAnn
00:19:16
Play 03 I.III. Rules and Spiritual Arts of lengthening our Days, and to take off the Objection of a short Life KHand
00:22:02
Play 04 I.IV. Consideration of the Miseries of Man's Life KHand
00:13:24
Play 05 I.V. This Consideration reduced to Practice KHand
00:06:57
Play 06 II.I. Three Precepts preparatory to a Holy Death, to be practised in our whole Life Chris Bunn
00:12:07
Play 07 II.II. Of daily Examination of our Actions in the whole Course of our Health, preparatory to our death-bed MaryAnn
00:21:07
Play 08 II.III. Of exercising Charity during our whole Life Ed Humpal
00:06:55
Play 09 II.IV. General Considerations to enforce the former Practices Ed Humpal
00:10:39
Play 10 III.I. Of the State of Sickness Joseph Tabler
00:08:53
Play 11 III.II. Of the first Temptation proper to the State of Sickness: Impatience David Lawrence
00:06:06
Play 12 III.III. Constituent or integral parts of Patience Lilith Branda
00:06:06
Play 13 III.IV. Remedies against Impatience, by way of Consideration TriciaG
00:20:46
Play 14 III.V. Remedies against Impatience, by way of Exercise Amelia Chesley
00:11:08
Play 15 III.VI. Advantages of Sickness TriciaG
00:37:38
Play 16 III.VII. The second Temptation proper to the State of Sickness: Fear of Death, with its Remedies DeAnna Dailey
00:13:24
Play 17 III.VIII. Remedies against Fear of Death, by way of Exercise DeAnna Dailey
00:14:19
Play 18 III.IX. General Rules and Exercises whereby our Sickness may become safe and sanctified DeAnna Dailey
00:19:48
Play 19 IV.I. Of the Practice of Patience sgrace
00:19:23
Play 20 IV.II. Acts of Patience, by way of Prayer and Ejaculation TriciaG
00:19:21
Play 21 IV.III. Of the Practice of the Grace of Faith in the time of Sickness TriciaG
00:10:55
Play 22 IV.IV. Acts of Faith, by way of Prayer and Ejaculation, to be said by Sick Men in the Days of their Temptation Tony Addison
00:09:58
Play 23 IV.V. Of the Practice of the Grace of Repentance in the time of Sickness TriciaG
00:12:55
Play 24 IV.VI. Rules for the Practice of Repentance in Sickness TriciaG
00:23:05
Play 25 IV.VII. Acts of Repentance, by way of Prayer and Ejaculation TriciaG
00:15:06
Play 26 IV.VIII. An Analysis or Resolution of the Decalogue, enumerating the Duties commanded, and the Sins forbidden in every Commandment, for the helping the Sick Man in making his Confession TriciaG
00:30:20
Play 27 IV.IX. Of the Sick Man's Practice of Charity and Justice, by way of Rule TriciaG
00:11:56
Play 28 IV.X. Acts of Charity, by way of Prayer and Ejaculation; which may be also used for Thanksgiving in case of Recovery Amelia Chesley
00:08:13
Play 29 V.I. General Observations David Lawrence
00:05:56
Play 30 V.II. Rules for the Manner of Visitation of Sick Persons Jill Preston
00:11:13
Play 31 V.III. Of Ministering in the Sick Man's Confession of Sins and Repentance TriciaG
00:33:32
Play 32 V.IV. Of Ministering to the Restitution and Pardon, or Reconciliation of the Sick Person, by administering the holy Sacrament TriciaG
00:25:19
Play 33 V.V. Of Ministering to the Sick Person by the Spiritual Man, as he is the Physician of Souls Anna Roberts
00:28:43
Play 34 V.VI. Considerations against Presumption Anna Roberts
00:07:04
Play 35 V.VII. Offices to be said by the Minister in his Visitation of the Sick MaryAnn
00:29:52
Play 36 V.VIII. A Peroration concerning the Contingencies and Treatings of our departed Friends after Death, in order to their Will and Burial MaryAnn
00:27:36