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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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East Anglian, or, Notes and queries on subjects connected with the ..., Volume 4

Suffolk Institute of Archaeology - Great Britain - 1887
...Saviour's sake. Amen. The version of this prayer which I have always heard in Norfolk, runs thus : Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that...lie on ; Four corners to my bed, Five angels there are spread ; Two at my head, and two at my feet, And one at my heart, my soul to keep. Amen. The old...
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Chapters from family chests, Volume 1

Edward Walford - History - 1887
...scarcely a cottage near in which the following night prayer was not recited by the children as a charm : ' Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on : Four corners to my bed ; Four angels at my head : Two to watch and one to pray, And one to carry my soul away.' But to return...
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Scribner's Magazine, Volume 25

Edward Livermore Burlingame - Performing Arts - 1899
...wings. Every night the boy wound up his prayers with this verse, which his grandmother had taught him : 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, Two to bear my soul away. Then he would look...
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Proceedings, Volume 42

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1888
...since that date it has been taught to succeeding generations of children in the modified form of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on ; One to watch, and one to pray, And two to carry my soul away. And we may not doubt that many a little...
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Proceedings of the Literary & Philosophical Society of Liverpool, Issue 42

Humanities - 1888
...since that date it has been taught to succeeding generations of children in the modified form of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on ; One to watch, and one to pray, And two to carry my soul away. And we may not doubt that many a little...
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Proceedings, Volume 42

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1888
...since that date it has been taught to succeeding generations of children in the modified form of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on ; One to watch, and one to pray, And two to carry my soul away. And we may not douht that many a little...
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The Antiquary: A Magazine Devoted to the Study of the Past, Volume 21

Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson - Archaeology - 1890
...that a survival of this has come down to us in the lines which we have all heard in our childhood : Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on. Whether this was intended for a charm or no, there can be no question that one of the tiles at Malvern...
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An exploration of Exmoor and the hill country of West Somerset: with notes ...

John Lloyd Warden Page - Exmoor (England). - 1890 - 318 pages
...boasted that one prayer alone had been sufficient for her throughout her earthly pilgrimage. It was : ' Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on.' The Folklore of the district is not, I think, either so Folklore 3 1 plentiful, or so varied, as that...
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Urith, Volume 2

Sabine Baring-Gould - Dartmoor (England) - 1891
...child to bed; he had heard the little voice of the child raised in song, chanting its evening hymn: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on. Four angels to my bed, Two to bottom, two to head; Two to hear me when I pray, Two to bear my soul away....
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Bertha's Earl: A Novel, Volume 1

Lady Lindsay (Caroline Blanche Elizabeth) - 1891
...corners to my bed, Six angels round my head ; Two to pray, two to wake, Two to guard me till day-break. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on." After this repetition of an old custom was over on this memorable evening, there was a long silence....
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