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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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The Parish Magazine for Berkeley, Dursley, Stinchcombe, and Uley

1872
...saying over to ourselves our little nursery rhyme,— ' Four corners to ray ted, Four angels round ray head ; One to watch, and one to pray, And two to bear my soul away.' And, as children, we have loved to think of the angels with their sweet songs, and their gentle deeds,...
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The Norfolk Garland: A Collection of the Superstitious Beliefs and Practices ...

John Glyde - 1872 - 526 Seiten
...prevail over many of the counties of England. Thus in the case of the following " Child's Prayer:" Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on ! Four corners to my bed, Five angels there lie spread; Two at my head, Two at my feet, One at my heart...
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Wild Weather: A Novel

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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The Belfry: quarterly papers on art, history, and archæology

...little prayer which in England runs thus : ' There are four corners to my bed, There are four angels to my head : One to watch, and one to pray, And two to bear my soul away.' Now this prayer is not peculiar to England. In Germany and Denmark it is known in a much fuller form,...
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John Begg Shaw - 1876
...After a little reflection : " Mark told me to say, ' Our Father, which art in heaven. Amen ;' and, ' Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, bless the bed that I lie on. Amen.' " " And do you say this when you go to bed and get up ?" "Please, when I ain't very sleepy I...
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History of the Fylde of Lancashire

John Porter - 1876 - 484 Seiten
...following prayer, a common one amongst the children of the Fylde about one hundred years ago : — "Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on ; There are four corners to my bed, And four angels overspread, Two at the feet and two at the head....
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Daft Davie and other sketches of Scottish life and character

Sarah R. Whitehead - 1876 - 360 Seiten
...For me, I'm content at night with the auld prayer that my mother learned me when I was a bairn : ' Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, bless the bed that I lie on;' and I have been keepit from evil as weel as you, I can tell you, Margaret Beatson." "But oh, Mrs. Rarity,...
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Sermons for children

Mark Guy Pearse - 1876 - 164 Seiten
...he was a boy the people were so dark and foolish that they knelt and said a jumble of rhymes about " Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on." So let us thank God, dear boys and maidens, that we have learned to say, Our Father which art in heaven....
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History of the Fylde of Lancashire

John Porter - 1876 - 484 Seiten
...overspread, Two at the feet and two at the head. If any ill thing me betide, Beneath your wings my body hide. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on." Bacon was considered to prove the finest and best if the hogs were slaughtered before the moon began...
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St. Chrysostom's Picture of the Religion of His Age

1876 - 160 Seiten
...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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