Tag Archives: Shakespeare

Sweet Saturday Sample from Ghostly Romance Novel Somewhere My Love–Beth Trissel

From Chapter Five: Will and Julia in rehearsal for Hamlet (Yes, Somewhere My Love has Hamlet parallels, plus Hamlet features a rather famous ghost) Julia (as Ophelia) looked pained. “‘You are merry, my lord.’” “‘Oh, God. What should a man do but be merry?’” Will rose to … Continue reading

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‘As Rosemary is to the Spirit, so Lavender is to the Soul,’ & Other Herbal Quotes

 ‘Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram; The marigold, that goes to bed wi’ the sun, and with him rise weeping.’ ~ Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale ‘If you set it, the cats will eat it, If you sow it, the cats don’t know … Continue reading

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Herbal Lore and Romance

The love potion in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been analyzed by a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in England. Doctor Sell thinks it was made up of heart’s ease (violas) blended with the sweetness of musk … Continue reading

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The Ides Of March and The Old Farmer’s Almanac

I love The Old Farmer’s Almanac website and their interesting newsletters.  Free, btw.  Today’s subject is the Ides of March,  spring tonics and recipes for St. Patrick‘s Day… In a nutshell, what they say about the Ides of March (March … Continue reading

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Love Potions, Fairy Gloves And Mandrake Roots

“And because the Breath of Flowers is farre Sweeter in the Aire (where it comes and Gose, like the Warbling of Musick) than in the hand, therefore nothing is more fit for delight, than to know what be the Flowers … Continue reading

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