FOR THE NIGHT-FIRE (THE FEVER)

Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland

By Lady Francesca Wilde

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"God save thee, Michael, archangel! God save thee!"

"What aileth thee, O man?"

"A headache and a sickness and a weakness of the heart. O Michael, archangel, canst thou cure me, O angel of the Lord?"

"May three things cure thee, O man. May the shadow of Christ fall on thee! May the garment of Christ cover thee! May the breath of Christ breathe on thee! And when I come again thou wilt be healed."

These words are said over the patient while his arms are lifted in the form of a cross, and water is sprinkled on his head.

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