I cannot but think that they mistake, when they say that the commination Service curses men.
Then follows a commination at the end, which is not unusual in such cases.
The text consists of a commination said to have been uttered by Lao Tz, and directed against evil-doers of all kinds.
But I find no such prayer and wish in any word of the commination Service.
This general sentence of excommunication is clearly the origin of the form of commination still said on Ash Wednesday.
And that we can only answer by the context of the commination Service.
All the most forcible expressions of the commination Service were liberally bestowed on the watch.
All that is given us is a sort of commination Service writ large.
Many good people are pained by the commination Service which we have just heard read.
The painter would find here, however, some good subjects for his sketch-book, in spite of the commination of the Guide-book.