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" Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on. Four corners to my bed, Four angels round my head; One to watch and one to pray And two to bear my soul away. "
The Norfolk Garland: A Collection of the Superstitious Beliefs and Practices ... - Page 48
edited by - 1872 - 405 pages
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The Life of the Rev. John Wesley: Founder of the Methodist Societies

Richard Watson - 1831 - 328 pages
...their children by the peasantry are the goodly verses handed down from their popish ancestors, — " Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on," &c. The degree of ignorance on all scriptural subjects, and of dull, uninquiring irreligiousness which...
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The life of the rev. John Wesley

Richard Watson - 1831
...their children by the peasantry are the goodly verses handed down from their popish ancestors,— " Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on," &c. The degree of ignorance on all scriptural subjects, and of dull, unenquiring irreligiousness which...
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The Christian Library: A Weekly Republication of Popular Religious ..., Volume 3

Religion - 1835
...taught their children by the peasantry are the goodly verses ianded down from their popish ancestors,— "Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on," &c. The degree of ignorance on all scriptural subjects, and of dull, unfnquiring irreligiousncss which...
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The life of the Rev. John Wesley, A.M.: sometime fellow of Lincoln College ...

Richard Watson, John Emory - 1836 - 323 pages
...their children by the peasantry are the goodly' verses handed down from their popish ancestors, — " Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on," &,c. The degree of ignorance on all Scriptural subjects, and of dull, uninquiring irreligiousness which...
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Lights and shadows of Irish life

Anna Maria Hall - 1838
...creed, the little evening chant, which I have heard make sweet music in many a Catholic cottage : — " Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on ; One to watch, one to pray, Two to bear my soul away." And Margaret, when he had finished, commended...
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Das Leben Johann Wesley's: nebst einer Schilderung des Methodismus und ...

1839 - 511 pages
...©efefteô." (Шт. 9, 32.) — SBeéleo'g гадеЬиф [Journal]. 9. СЗи @. 87 3Äitte. Originaler«.} •„Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, . Bless the bed that I lie on." etc. 10. (3u ©• 87 unten.} Sei weitem bie größte 2lnja6.I ber Sanbteute tn fiamofbíre unb Serff&ire,...
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The English Reformation

Francis Charles Massingberd - Reformation - 1842 - 420 pages
...ignorant country people still use a rhyming prayer, which seems to be derived from this practice : " Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on," &c. With these superstitions was also joined much profaneness and shameful abuse of churches, especially...
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The Nursery Rhymes of England: Obtained Principally from Oral Tradition

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - Book jackets - 1843 - 259 pages
...Lansd. 231, fol. 114. It may likewise be found in Ady's "Candle in the Dark," 4to, Loud. 1655, p. 58.] MATTHEW, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on ! And blessed guardian-angel, keep Me safe from danger whilst I sleep ! CCXXV. [The following charm...
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Memoir of a Mission to Gibraltar and Spain: With Collateral Notices of ...

William Harris Rule - Catholicism - 1844 - 381 pages
...uttered, or in our own country children have been taught to invoke the Apostles at bed-time : — " Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on : Four corners to my bed, Four angels guard my head," &c. So perfect is the identity of the spirit of idolatry under a great...
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Select Writings of Robert Chambers, Volume 7

Robert Chambers - Edinburgh (Scotland) - 1847
...exists in Somersetshire, where the children, in blessing their beds, use the following rhyme : — Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on ; Four corners to my bed, Four angels at my head, One to watch, and one to pray, And two to bear my soul away. Cried at the top...
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