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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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Lilliput levee [poems, by W.B. Rands]. With illustr. by J.E. Millais and G.J ...

William Brighty Rands - 1867
...bed broke ? No, I dropped asleep. But I won't be a dunce — I thought some one spoke? — Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on ; Four curtains to my bed, Four angels Our Father, &c." Poor little Alfred ! when morning comes, And the bells...
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The popular rhymes of Scotland, with illustr., collected by R. Chambers

Robert Chambers - 1869
...still 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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Sermons on the Poorer Classes of London: Preached Before the University of ...

Robert Gregory - England - 1869 - 138 pages
...parents, a very large proportion of our lesser educated people who pray at all, use the foolish rhyme— "Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Bless the bed that I lie on;" ' " A. coster lad thus described his life: ' On a Sunday I goes out selling, and all I yarns I keeps....
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The life of the rev. Thos. Collins

Samuel Coley, Thomas Collins - 1869 - 488 pages
...their labours to be a land of darkness. Gross ignorance prevailed. The famous versicle commencing, — Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on, was no unusual evening prayer. Manners were rude : women smoked. Morality was low : couplings unhallowed...
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The education of the people, our weak points and our strength, occasional essays

John Pilkington Norris - Law - 1869
...Gospels and the Acts, were in the habit of repeating, by way of prayer, every night by their bedsides, " Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, bless the bed that I lie on," &c. It is with a view to supplying this foundation-knowledge that our Church Catechism is such an indispensable...
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Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom

Literature - 1870
...of the four Kvangelists, and his sister's was sculptured with them ; hence the nursery rhyme — " Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on." Salsarium is salteellar. A saltcellar of the King, arg. deaur. per totum cum columpnis, 6 papilionibus,...
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The Wesleyan Sunday-school magazine [afterw.] The Wesleyan methodist Sunday ...

1871
...Christianity. Much of this superstition has survived to our own times, as witness the popular evening prayer, — " Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on ; Four corners to my bed, Four angela at my head : One to eiag, and one to pray, *n<j two to carry my soul away." How Romanism...
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Agnes and Katie in service, a sequel to the 'Joy of welldoing', by the ...

Agnes (fict.name.) - History - 1871
...What's that ?" asked Agnes. "It's what mother taught us," said Charlotte. " Don't you know it ?— "'Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Bless the bed that I lie on. Four corners to my bed, Twelve angels round it spread: Two to head, and two to feet, Two to make my winding-sheet: Two to watch,...
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Wild weather, Volume 1

lady Emma Carolina Wood - 1873
...not feed and clothe the lad as he grew up. She was no scholar, and could not teach him more than " Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on ; One to read and one to write, And one to guard my soul this night ;" and a stray verse or two of...
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St. Chrysostom's picture of the religion of his age

1876
...4. * Ad Pop. Antioch. Homil. xix. § 4. * In 1 Cor. Homil. xliii. § 4. Hence the popular rhyme— " Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John Bless the bed that I lie on." to India. Thus, its precious stones were in great celebrity; 3 it was classed amongst the nations which...
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