by Robert Herrick
HOLY water come and bring ;
Cast in salt, for seasoning :
Set the brush for sprinkling :
Sacred spittle bring ye hither ;
Meal and it now mix together,
And a little oil to either,
Give the tapers here their light,
Ring the saints' bell, to affright
Far from hence the evil sprite.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 73.