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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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Biographia literaria; or, Biographical sketches of my literary ..., Volume 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Henry Nelson Coleridge, Sara Coleridge Coleridge - 1847
...Ah ! Mamma ! the four Angels round my bed a'n't afraid of catching it ! ' I suppose you know the old prayer : ' Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on ! Four good Angels round me spread, Two at my feet and two at my head.' This jirayer I said nightly, and most...
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Biographia literaria

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Literary Criticism - 1847 - 804 pages
...Ah ! Mamma ! the four Angels round my bed a'n't afraid of catching it !' I suppose you know the old prayer : ' Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on ! Four good AngcU round me spread, Two at my feet and two at my head.' This prayer I said nightly, and most...
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Observations on the popular antiquities of Great Britain: chiefly ..., Volume 3

John Brand, Sir Henry Ellis, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - Christian antiquities - 1849
...And if I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take." Sometimes this variation is heard : " Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on ; All the four corners round about, When I get in, when I get out."] Ady, in his Candle in the Dark,...
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Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales: A Sequel to the Nursery Rhymes of England

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - Nursery rhymes - 1849 - 276 pages
...1656, p. 58, gives the first two lines as having been used by an old woman in the time of Queen Mary. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on ! All the four corners round about, When I get in, when I get out ! The two following distiches were...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 69

Political Science - 1851
...Should a child, now-a-days, on lying down in bed, say, as children did say in our younger days " Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on," there may be grounds for fear that, should ever the Government inspectors of schools hear of it, the...
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The eminent dead: or, The triumphs of faith in the dying hour

Bradford Kinney Peirce - Christian biography - 1851 - 502 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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Life by the fireside, by the author of 'Visiting my relations'.

Mary Ann Kelty - 1853
...woman after gabbling as fast as she could, the not uncommon Terse amongst the lower orders, of, ' Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on ; Four corners to my bed, Four angels round my head,' went offinto a string of words, in which, amongst one or two confused...
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Life by the fireside

Author of Visiting my relations, Mary Ann Kelty - 1853
...woman after gabbling as fast as she could, the not uncommon verse amongst the lower orders, of, ' Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on ; Four corners to my bed, Four angels round my head,' went off into a string of words, in which, amongst one or two confused...
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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

PROFESSOR SHEDD - 1854
...Ah ! Mamma ! the four Angels round my bed a'n't afraid of catching it 1' I suppose you know the old prayer : * Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on ! Four good Angels round me spread, Two at my feet and two at my head.' This prayer I said nightly, and most...
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The Christian miscellany, and family visiter

1854
...repealed to us ly many children in Dorsetshire, is as follows :" " Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, God bless the bed that I lie on ; Four corners to my bed: Six angels o'er me spread, Two at the feet and two at the liea:l, And two to keep My soul asleep; And...
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