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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. "
Notes and Queries - Seite 154
1909
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Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages ...

Percy Society - 1841 - 468 Seiten
...253, by the Rev. Launcelot Sharpe, MA] MATTHEW, Mark, Luke, and John, Guard the bed that I lay on ! Four corners to my bed, Four angels round my head ! One to watch, one to pray, And two to bear my soul away ! CLXXX1. [THE present charm, which appears to be only another...
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The English Reformation

Francis Charles Massingberd - 1842 - 458 Seiten
...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 - 1843 - 336 Seiten
...253, by the Rev. Lancelot Sharpe, MA] MATTHEW, Mark, Luke, and John, Guard the bed that I lay on ! Four corners to my bed, Four angels round my head ! One to watch, one to pray, And two to bear my soul away ! CCXXIV. [The present charm, which appears to be only another...
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Tait's Edinburgh magazine, Band 10

1843 - 830 Seiten
...charm known in many parts of England :— Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Guard the bed that I lie on ! Four corners to my bed, Four angels round my head ; One to watch, one to pray, And two to bear my soul away. The late Sir Humphrey Davy, when a boy, was taught to repeat...
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Memoir of a Mission to Gibraltar and Spain: With Collateral Notices of ...

William Harris Rule - 1844 - 430 Seiten
...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...
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The Book of Nursery Rhymes Complete: From the Creation of the World to the ...

1846 - 252 Seiten
...the Dark," 4to. London, 1650, p. 58.] MATTHEW, Mark, Luke, and John, Guard the bed that I lay on ! Four corners to my bed, Four angels round my head ; One to watch, one to pray, And two to bear my soul away ! 167. [Said to pips placed in the fire ; a species of divination...
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The Nursery Rhymes of England: Collected Chiefly from Oral Tradition

1846 - 300 Seiten
...In the Dark,' -Ho, London, 1650, p. 68.] MATTHEW, Mark, Luke, and John, Guard the bed that I lay on! Four corners to my bed, Four angels round my head; One to watch, one to pray, And two to bear my soul away! CLXVIII. [Said to pips placed in the fire ; a species of...
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Select Writings of Robert Chambers, Band 7

Robert Chambers - 1847 - 372 Seiten
...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 of the voice to inattentive herd-boys, when they allow their charge to stray from...
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Biographia Literaria; Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life ..., Band 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Henry Nelson Coleridge - 1847 - 804 Seiten
...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,...
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Biographia Literaria; Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life ..., Band 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Henry Nelson Coleridge - 1847 - 804 Seiten
...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,...
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