benedight

benedight

(ˌbɛnɪˈdaɪt)
adj
blessed
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"Jhesu Crist and Seinte Benedight, Blesse this hous from every wikked wight, For nyghtes verye, the white pater-noster!
The carpenter swears "by Seint Thomas" (3425); invokes God (3427); prays, "Help us, Seint Frydeswyde!" (3449); makes an observation about the limitations of human reason ("Men sholde nat knowe of Goddes pryvetee," 3454); praises the common man whose only knowledge is his faith ("Ye, blessed be alwey a lewed man / That noght but oonly his bileve kan!" 3455-56); invokes "Seint Thomas" a second time (3461); takes an oath "by Jhesus, hevene kyng!" (3464); urges the apparently entranced Nicholas to "thenk on Christes passioun!" (3478); says a prayer--"Jhesu Crist and Seinte Benedight, / Blesse this hous from every wikked wight, / For nyghtes verye, the white pater-noster!" (3483-85); urges the clerk to "Thynk on God" (3491) as working men do.