beadsman


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beadsman

(ˈbiːdzmən) or

bedesman

n, pl -men
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a person who prays for another's soul, esp one paid or fed for doing so
2. (Historical Terms) a person kept in an almshouse
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Noun1.beadsman - a person who is paid to pray for the soul of another
supplicant, prayer - someone who prays to God
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The rupture of the poem's spell is finally achieved in the last stanza, which crudely narrates that Angela dies "palsy-twitch'd, with meagre face deform" and that the Beadsman is left asleep "among his ashes cold" (376, 378).
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If ever danger do environ thee, Commend thy grievance to my holy prayers, For I will be thy beadsman, Valentine.
Onyx, plastic, pearl and gold The Beadsman a Thousand Aves told.