Friday, October 31, 2008

These Mountebanks at one end of their stage place their trunke, which is replenished with a world of new-fangled trumperies… the principal Mountebanke opens his trunk and sets abroad his wares, [then] makes an oration to the audience of almost an hour. Wherein he doth most hyberbolically extol the virtue of his drugs and confections…though many of them are very counterfeit and false. They would give their tales with such admirable volubility and plausible grace that they did often strike great admiration into strangers that never heard them before.

Happy Halloween to all!
Trick or Treat?

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Blogger KoffeeBean said...

Happy Halloween to you!
Once again, we picked the same picture. Great minds think alike???? :)

7:47 AM  
Blogger willow said...

Brings to mind the film "The Libertine" with Johnny Depp. (the willies)

Happy Halloween to you, too! :)

8:10 AM  
Blogger Churlita said...

Happy Halloween. I pick treat, please.

4:19 PM  
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5:02 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

Happy Halloween dear Rel! If you get a chance, come on by to my blog for the Halloween Bash. You're there in costume you know! hehe

Can't get over the snowstorm you got the other day...we've had heavy frost but no snow yet. Today it was actually quite pleasant and the trick or treaters had a perfect evening:-) xoxo

10:15 PM  
Blogger willow said...

Glad you enjoyed the bit on Riley, Rel! I am a Hoosier by birth and my grandmother often read Riley poetry to me at a very young age. (mine, not hers) I enjoy collecting vintage volumns of his works. I enjoyed the tribute to you mother! :)

4:15 PM  

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