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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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English folk-rhymes: a collection of traditional verses relating to places ...

G. F. Northall - Folk songs, English - 1892 - 565 pages
...And one to carry my soul An' two to keep my soul away. asleep. Northamp. CT. 167. Dorset$.~m E. 47. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that...lie on ; Four corners to my bed, Five Angels there be spread, Two at my head, two at my feet, One at my heart my soul to keep." Norfolk. CB. 48. Matthew,...
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English folk-rhymes: a collection of traditional verses relating to places ...

G. F. Northall - Folk songs, English - 1892 - 565 pages
...customary to repeat after saying the Lord's Prayer, and the Apostle's Creed. AZ. 69. Mark, Luke, and Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on, All the four corners round about When I get in, and when I get out. CG. viii. 17. Matthew, John,...
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Architectvre, Mysticism and Myth

William Richard Lethaby - Architecture - 1892 - 272 pages
...one in each angle; and we seem still to preserve in the nursery the tradition of these watchers ' Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on, Two to foot, and two to head, Four to carry me when I'm dead.' In Chaldea there were powers, not beneficent...
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The New England Medical Gazette, Volume 28

Homeopathy - 1893
...his prayer ; but from the outcome of the case the possible inference is that they might have been : " Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Bless the bed that I lie on." This case strengthened my faith in the efficacy of arsenic, although, for obvious reasons, I have never...
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Proceedings, Volume 47

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1893
...For Christ himself shall give me rest, His presence ever near. But the traditional nursery rhyme 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. is much more familiar to English ears...
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All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal

Charles Dickens - Literary Criticism - 1893
...idea I had retained in my memory all these years : " Pour corners to my bed, FOOT angels overhead, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on." He broke off here and seemed to challenge the other to laugh at him. Sir Richard, however, did nothing...
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Church folklore: a record of some post-Reformation usages in the English ...

James Edward Vaux - Great Britain - 1894 - 344 pages
...pew. Is it possible t'nat this queer usage was somehow connected with the old familiar formula ? " Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on ; Four corners to my bed, Four angels round me spread, Two at foot and two at head, And four to carry me when I'm dead." Let...
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The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: Notes to the Canterbury tales

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1894
...the four evangelists, just as in the child's hymn still current, which is, in fact, a charm : ' Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on ; Four angels round my bed,' &c. Lines 3483-4 are clear, viz. ' May Jesus Christ and St. Benedict bless this...
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The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury tales: text

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1958
...the four evangelists, just as in the child's hymn still current, which is, in fact, a charm : ' Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on ; Four angels round my bed," &c. Lines 3483-4 are clear, viz. ' May Jesus Christ and St. Benedict bless this...
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The Literature of Witchcraft

Brian P. Levack - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1992 - 339 pages
...the middle is one form of the White Paternoster, of which the most widely known version is the folk prayer " Matthew, Mark, Luke and John Bless the bed that I lie on." The version nearest to the Devices' is to be foond in White's Way to the Charch. White Paternoster,...
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