Saturday, 2 April 2011

unknown watchman / unknown painter / 1560

remember : them : that wache. and ward for you : their prince : and : realme : and suche. as doo' wythe, blvdy, swets : ofte tymes, deserve to gayne :

LAYING A GHOST (12 S. iii. 504). The

service as performed at Castle Acre in Norfolk,
early in the nineteenth century, consisted in
requisitioning the services of three of the
neighbouring clergy, who read in rotation
verses of Scripture, the ghost also reading
and keeping pace with them. If the clerics
managed to get a verse ahead, their power
was established and - the ghost laid.

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