Sunday, November 1, 2009

Quotable Sunday/ The Witches Spell

   Halloween was yesterday, right ?
 So then why are the ghouls and goblins still lurking around my house ?
I do have leftover candy still in the pumkin on my table near the door.
 Maybe that's why my new guests don't want to leave .
 Gee, I've never had his problem before.
 What to do, what to do ? 
Ah ha !!!

I need a good spell to help send them on their way......

So being the good friend, blogger that I am, I decided to share this spell with all of you.
Hope you all enjoy !
Warning....This spell is only good for a year.
Next year they will all be back to do their mischief !
Happy Halloween!

The Witches’ Spell

Act IV, Scene 1 from Macbeth (1606) by William Shakespeare
A dark Cave. In the middle, a Caldron boiling. Thunder.
Enter the three Witches.

1 WITCH. Thrice the brinded cat hath mew’d.
2 WITCH. Thrice and once, the hedge-pig whin’d.
3 WITCH. Harpier cries:—’tis time! ’tis time!

1 WITCH. Round about the caldron go;
In the poison’d entrails throw.—
Toad, that under cold stone,
Days and nights has thirty-one;
Swelter’d venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i’ the charmed pot!

ALL. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.

2 WITCH. Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing,—
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

ALL. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.

3 WITCH. Scale of dragon; tooth of wolf;
Witches’ mummy; maw and gulf
Of the ravin’d salt-sea shark;
Root of hemlock digg’d i the dark;
Liver of blaspheming Jew;
Gall of goat, and slips of yew
Sliver’d in the moon’s eclipse;
Nose of Turk, and Tartar’s lips;
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-deliver’d by a drab,—
Make the gruel thick and slab:
Add thereto a tiger’s chaudron,
For the ingrediants of our caldron.

ALL. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.

2 WITCH. Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.

Amazing, works everytime!!!  

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  1. I did read Macbeth in high school but don't remember the witches spell. I didn't realize the "Double, Double, toil and trouble" was from Macbeth, not to mention that bit about "eye of newt." Isn't it amazing how much of Shakespeare is just all around us? This was a lot of fun, Peg!

    Happy Halloween! We only got 18 Trick or Treater tonight.

  2. I remember reading that in high school too. My hubby asked me yesterday if there were real witches. Yep!

  3. Ah fun quote plus entertainment AND educational too.

    Now how many of us will try this next year? :)

    Have a great week.

  4. Hope;
    All three,wow! Entertaining,fun and educational.
    have a great Sunday Hope!

    Yep, real witches for sure. I've met a few, I'm sure! Have a great Sunday Lin

  5. Kay;

    I read Mcbeth in high school too.
    We remember the words just not the source!
    You got 18 ....darn it! We got 1..
    Have a great day Kay!


    I love Shakespeare more today then I did in high school...that's for sure! Have a good Sunday!

  6. I enjoyed this post very much, had "sorta" forgotten these words. However, I am afraid its not a receipe I would want to try-ha! Have a wonderful week.

  7. Cheryl;

    No, not a receipe that sounds very tasty!
    You have a wonderful week also!

  8. Ah, very nice Shakespeare refresher! Hope your ghouls and goblins leave soon!!

  9. LT;

    There gone...but they distroyed our pumpkins (temper,temper)
    Thanks for your comments, have a great first week of Nov!

  10. I got to teach Macbeth during my student teacher year. It was a lot of fun, especially the witches and the sword fights.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. I will be a firm supporter for your road to survival.

  11. Loved it!!

    I recently moaned to a teacher friend how Shakespeare forms such a small part of Irish kids' curriculum; when our language and culture is so full of his influence there's no excuse!

    THANKS Peggy, for bringing him to centre stage again! LOL The witches were a great scene.

  12. Thanks Susan;

    I had a lot of English classes studying Shakespeare and if truth be told I had a love /hate relationship with him. These days I only have fond memories!
    I wonder if the American cirriculum still teaches him as intensly as they did?

  13. Pseudo;

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving such a sweet comment. Thank you so much for your kind support and support!

  14. You know, it's been so long since I've read this passage that I'm like Kay - I didn't realize some of the things that are said today are actually from Shakespeare/Macbeth. Educational and Entertaining, Peggy! You ROCK! :)

    Have a great week! :)

  15. Love the MacBeth quotes -- I'm a Shakespeare junkie!!!!! And your witch graphic is awesome.

  16. Kay D;

    Nice to have my bloggy friend back!
    Welcome and thank you for your comment!


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