Double double, Toil Trouble?

It’s almost Halloween. Today’s word is double… You’ll be getting a double post today, so I figured I’d share you probably the only Shakespeare poem I know. Well I do lie. I probably could do one To be or Not to be from Hamlet for a few stanza. AJ had it memorized at one point. She also had some from Romeo and Juliet. Every year in high school they did a Shakespeare play. Romeo and Juliet, Caesar, Hamlet and Macbeth.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
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 howlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.
Macbeth: IV.i 10-19; 35-38

Can you imagine all these things. I wonder if any wiccan’s do this. Or how they feel about it. I might need to ask some of them when I meet them in story.

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My name is Nox Sétanta. I am first and foremost a fictional character escaped from the mind of my creator AJ. In layman's terms I'm a magic wielding monster hunter born to my human mother and my Venatori father.