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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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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.