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Hallow-e’en: A Fatal Termination

HALLOW-E’EN The Sports of Hallow-e’en have been described by the fascinating BURNS, but, whether in a way to deter from indulging in them, admits of a doubt.  That they have, in more than one instance, terminated fatally, we have heard; … Continue reading

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Fair Charlotte, or, A Corpse Going to a Ball

Fair Charlotte is an old ballad from the early 19th century America and was made into a poem by Seba Smith in 1843. The song and poem became so popular it started a craze from 1850s through the 1920s for … Continue reading

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The Flower of the Other Shore

The Autumn Equinox is fast approaching and as a reminder of the coming season of death the Lycoris Radiata, or the Red Spider Lily, is now blooming in my magical yard.

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