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" THE passing bell was anciently rung for two purposes ; one, to bespeak the prayers of all good Christians for a soul just departing; the other, to drive away the evil spirits who stood at the bed's foot and about the house, ready to seize their prey,... "
The Popular Religion and Folk-lore of Northern India - Side 166
af William Crooke - 1896 - 653 sider
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A Provincial Glossary: With a Collection of Local Proverbs, and Popular ...

Francis Grose - 1787 - 75 sider
...about the houfe, ready to feize their prey, or at lead to moleft and terrify the foul in its paflage : but by the ringing of that bell (for Durandus informs us, evil fpirits are much afraid of bells), they were kept aloof; and the foul, like a hunted hare, gained the...
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Indian Antiquities: Or Dissertations Relative to the Ancient Geographical ...

Thomas Maurice - 1800 - 396 sider
...Catholics of old time, • those evil spirits that hover round the bed of the dying man, eager to seise their prey, or, . at least, to molest and terrify the soul in its passage into eternal rest.' Benee, possibly, the great price paid for tolling the great bell, whose aweful...
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Letters Written During a Journey in Spain and a Short Residence in ..., Bind 1

Robert Southey - 1808
...cannot * This has been a common superstition. " The passing bell was anciently rang for two purposes ; one to bespeak the prayers of all good Christians for a soul j ist departing, the other to drive away the evil spirits who stood at t <e bed's foot and about the...
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Liber facetiarum, being a collection of curious and interesting anecdotes

Liber - 1809 - 344 sider
...Sermon of an Iris/* Priest. Passing Bell. — THE passing bell was anciently rung for two purposes, one to bespeak the prayers of all good christians...stood at the bed's foot and about the house, ready to seise their prey, or at least to molest and terrify the soul in its passage ; but by the ringing of...
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Alfred

Joseph Cottle - 1810
...a necessary appendage to every parish church. The passing bell was anciently rung for two purposes, one to bespeak the prayers of all good Christians...departing; the other to drive away the evil spirits who were supposed to be near the house and ready to seize their prey, or at least to molest and terrify...
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A Provincial Glossary: With a Collection of Local Proverbs, and Popular ...

Francis Grose - 1811 - 304 sider
...is a dead calm. MISCELLANEOUS SUPERSTITIONS. IHE passing-bell was anciently rung for two purposes; one, to bespeak the prayers of all good Christians...to molest and terrify the soul in its passage: but by'the ringing of that bell (for Durandus informs us, evil spirits are much afraid of bells), they...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Bind 99

1866
...evil spirits are afraid of bells. " The passingbell," says Grose, "was anciently for two purposes: one to bespeak the prayers of all good Christians...the ringing of that bell (for Durandus informs us that evil spirits are much afraid of bells) they were kept aloof, and the soul, like a hunted hare,...
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Kirby's Wonderful and Scientific Museum: Or, Magazine of Remarkable ..., Bind 4

1820
...them: hence our passing-bells. The passing-bell, indeed, was originally rung for two purposes ; the one to bespeak the prayers of all good christians...departing ; the other, to drive away the evil spirits who lurked at the bed's foot, and about the house, ready to seize their prey, or at least to molest and...
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Select Proverbs of All Nations: Illustrated with Notes and Comments. To ...

John Wade - 1824 - 215 sider
...James's Park, and used to water them himself. The PASSING BELL was anciently rung for two purposes : one, to bespeak the prayers of all good Christians for a soul just departing ; the other, to fright away the evil spirits who stood at the bed's-foot, and about the house, ready to seize their...
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Lambeth and the Vatican: Or, Anecdotes of the Church of Rome, of the ..., Bind 1

1825
...all good Christians for a soul just departing ; " the other, to drive away the evil spirits that " stood at the bed's foot, and about the house, " ready...in its passage: but by the " ringing of that bell they were kept aloof; and " the soul, like a hunted hare, gained the start, " or had, what is by sportsmen...
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