The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Bell Man

Words: Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

Source: Henry Vizetelly, Christmas With The Poets (London: David Bogue, 1851).

From noise of scare-fires1 rest ye free,
From murders Benedicite!
From all mischances that may fright
Your pleasing slumbers in the night:
Mercy secure ye all, and keep
The goblin from ye, while ye sleep.
Past one o'clock, and almost two,
My masters all, "Good day to you."


1. Alarms of fire. Return

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