Gross Henning, Magica de Spectris et Apparitionibus Spiritum, Leyde, Hackrum, 1656
The bride hath paced into the hall.
Herbert Cole, from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Boston, 1900.
Allegorical figure of Satan as the Prince of Death. Calendar, Paschal Tables, English, Glastonbury, 10th century.
Fermentation: ixir: Digestion, Decoction, Fixation.
George Ripley, Alchemical roll. Middle 15th C.
MS. Bodl. Rolls 1
From Lucas de Heere’s Description of Great Britain and Ireland, 1574.
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Schopenhauer: The Wisdom of Life by elinor04
W.B. Yeats on his deathbed (1939, ph. Georgie Hyde-Lee)
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"On useless books." Brant, Sebastian, 1458-1521. Stultifera nauis [Ship of fools] 1497.
Houghton Library, Harvard University
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