Sunday, April 11, 2010

BCP Typo?

Is it just me, or is this a grammatical error? From page 336 in TEC's Book of Common Prayer 1979, in the Rite I Eucharistic Prayer I:

And although we are unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto thee any sacrifice, yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and service, not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, through Jesus Christ our Lord;

I really don't think that sentence needs both the "although" and the "yet."


Erp said...

No, but it may be an Anglicanism (i.e., legit in British English but not American English). It dates back to at least 1549

Paul (A.) said...

While I may be no expert on English usage, still I fail to see any grammatical error in the passage quoted.

And the sentence above is of the same structure as the one you complain about. Is it so obscure?