bedesman


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a person who is paid to pray for the soul of another

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Mary Ellen Brown's The Bedesman and the Hodbearer: The Epistolary Friendship of Francis James Child and William Walker, an edited collection of correspondence between Child and William Walker, is a case in point.
Overall, The Bedesman and the Hodbearer is not for the initiate, and assumes that one has a high degree of knowledge about Child and is seeking to know more.