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Page 145 - 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.
Page 240 - Remember us poor mayers all, And thus we do begin To lead our lives in righteousness, Or else we die in sin. We have been rambling all this night And almost all this day, And now returned back again We have brought you a branch of may. A branch of may we have brought you And at your door it stands. It is but a sprout But it's well budded out By the work of our Lord's hands.
Page 183 - I wish you a merry Christmas And a happy New Year, A pocket full of money, And a cellar full of beer," And a good fat pig to serve you all the year.
Page 251 - ... incontinency she forfeits her estate ; yet if she will come into the court riding backward upon a black ram, with his tail in her hand, and say the words following, the steward is bound by the custom to re-admit her to her freebench.
Page 210 - severely forbad the custom of Valentines, or giving Boys in writing the names of Girls to be admired and attended on by them ; and, to abolish it, he changed it into giving billets with the names of certain Saints, for them to...
Page 217 - God bless the master of this house, and the mistress also, And all the little children that round the table go...
Page 164 - Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue : and it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the Lord, and do them...
Page 97 - Carter," ran the companion missive, " prays you all that ye make a good end of that ye have begun, and do well, and aye better and better ; for at the even men heareth the day."