I never knew that Shakespeare’s “The Witches’ Spell” was the source of such witchy expressions. Listen to this reading by Tom O-Bedlam posted on 3 Quarks Daily.
In the comments, a reader says, “LIKE! Except the part about the blasphemer Jew. Thanks.”
To which (pun!) I replied:
Blaspheming Jews should we protect?
Yet Turk and Tart quickly forget?
Does strangled child not from you get,
Equal weight of moral debt?
And only humans should deserve not
to end up in the boiling pot?
What of snake, newt, frog and dog?
Of adder, lizard, owlet and hog?
Tis amazing how reading/hearing poetry turns one’s mind poetic, eh? Even if only badly poetic! 🙂