Monday, October 11, 2010

Mish Mosh: 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.


hmmmm, wonder where these gals go shopping for ingredients...

After that ditty, are you ready for a witch-y tale or two?

Always a Witch
by Carolyn MacCullough
Release date: August 1, 2011

Genre: History, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Families, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Teens & YA

The time-bending conclusion to the critically acclaimed urban fantasy Once A Witch.

Motor City Witch
by Cindy Spencer Pape
Release date: October 4, 2010

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Romance

Once upon a time, Elise Sutton had been a powerful witch and paranormal enforcer. Once she’d been madly in love with Fae lord Aidan Greene. But when Aidan had considered his duties more important than their relationship, the love affair ended badly. Shortly after, while on the hunt for a rogue demon, Elise was brutalized and almost killed....

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* image source of Three Witchy Sisters from the Strangeling

* hey, don't forget to signup to win a Strangeling print here

* source quote Macbeth, Act IV, Scene 1, Shakespeare

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  1. Awesome. But I have not read the first book, so I will pass. :)

  2. Same here, but those covers are suh-weet!

    "fillet of a fenny snake" - Old William certainly had the genius touch! I forgot how much I liked that :D

  3. Definitely not shopping where these gals do... LOL

  4. I love LOVE Macbeth!*_* Now I want to reread it! >_<


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