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- When lighting the lamp or candle for the night the people of the house say :- "God give us the light and glory of Heaven". When lying down to sleep some local people :- "God bless this house from thatch to floor: the twelve Apostles guard the door: four good angels watch my bed - two at the foot and two at the head".Another prayer said after going into bed is as follows :-
"When I lie down to sleep,
To God I give my soul to keep
There are four corners on my bed
And four angels on them spread
Sts. Matthew, Mark Sts. Luke and John,
God bless the bed that I lie on".When one person obliges another by doing something that takes a very short time to do the other person says : -
"That you may be that length sick".When a local person received a drink of milk he always says : -
"God bless the cows".(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.