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Happy Halloween, Day 24

Link of the Day: Derelict London: Cemeteries and Churchyards (This is a remarkable site. Be sure to check out the amazing photos!)

Literature of the Day: Here's something spooky from the seventeenth century.

"The Hag" (1648)
By Robert Herrick

The Hag is astride,
This night for to ride;
The Devill and shee together:
Through thick, and through thin,
Now out, and then in,
Though ne’r so foule be the weather.

A Thorn or a Burr
She takes for a Spurre:
With a lash of a Bramble she rides now,
Through Brakes and through Bryars,
O’re Ditches, and Mires,
She followes the Spirit that guides now.

No Beast, for his food,
Dares now range the wood;
But husht in his laire he lies lurking:
While mischiefs, by these,
On Land and on Seas,
At noone of Night are working,

The storme will arise,
And trouble the skies;
This night, and more for the wonder,
The ghost from the Tomb
Affrighted shall come,
Cal’d out by the clap of the Thunder.

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alii_s
Oct. 24th, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)
*Loved* the London cemeteries, and what a find that whole site is! I shall waste far too much time on it today ;-) No weeping angels though...
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 25th, 2007 11:04 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you like that site, too! I could look at those pictures for hours.
milkybarbiatch
Oct. 24th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to say: the posts of yours that I've investigated have been fascinating. I love cemeteries and architecture. Also liked the literature of the day. Thanks for sharing.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 25th, 2007 11:05 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! That makes my day. This is my third year to do month-long October posts in honor of Halloween, and I'm really happy to know you're enjoying them. I, too, love cemeteries and architecture, and I could look at those kinds of pictures for hours.
dracschick
Oct. 25th, 2007 12:51 am (UTC)
Very nice poem........
thanks for sharing:)
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 25th, 2007 11:06 am (UTC)
Re: Very nice poem........
You're most welcome! I'm so glad you liked it. :)
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eldritchhobbit
Oct. 25th, 2007 11:06 am (UTC)
I'm so glad! I just love that website.
wild_patience
Oct. 25th, 2007 05:56 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting this. I love the link of the day! -- the Bratwife from the MythSoc
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 25th, 2007 11:07 am (UTC)
You're most welcome! I love that website. I'm so glad you're enjoying it, too.
thehornedgod
Oct. 25th, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC)
Seventeenth century chills are win. 'Noon of night' needs nicking.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 26th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I love the "noon of night" phrase.
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