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Maria Lectrix

Public domain audiobooks, six days a week, for folks with a Catholic taste in literature. Enjoy! Clan Honor Mondays: Fitz-James O'Brien works. Lit Tuesdays: Short stories, novels, or poems. Acts of the Wednesdays: Early Christian works. Mystery Thursdays: Mystery short stories or novels. Lit Fridays: Short stories, novels, or poems. Saintly Saturdays: Later Christian works.

Mary reading to ChristA Vatican Library catalog page, 1518

Monday, October 31, 2005

#32: Special Halloween edition!

Three Scottish Hallowe'en ballads for you! First of all, we slip into the Border between Middle Earth and Elfland with Janet and Tam Lin. (Remember, "The night is Hallow'een, my love, The morn is Hallow's Day.") Then we attend a party and learn a little about the old Scottish year's end divination customs in Robert Burns' "Hallowe'en". Finally, Andrew Lang of fairy tale fame tells us an adult tale of "The Queen of Spain and the Bauld McLean", based on the destruction of the Spanish ship Florencia in 1588. Enjoy!

"Tam Lin"
10 min.
"Halloween" by Robert Burns
20 min.
"The Queen of Spain and the Bauld McLean" by Andrew Lang
4 min.


Anonymous Joy said...

OOOOOOO Tam Lin is neato!
I liked the Dark Tower too, but not as much

5:17 PM  

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