Sunday, August 22, 2010
Hullo—I've just moved to Montreal and haven't had much time to think, much less write something coherent, but in an effort to stave off homesickness I did just watch a documentary about medieval thinking that contained this super-duper librarian curse quote:
"For him that stealeth, or borroweth and returneth not, this book from its owner, let it change into a serpent in his hand and rend him. Let him be struck with palsy, and all his members blasted. Let him languish in pain crying out for mercy, & let there be no surcease to his agony till he sing in dissolution. Let bookworms gnaw his entrails [. . .] when at last he goeth to his final punishment, let the flames of Hell consume him forever." —Basbanes
I am so totally becoming a librarian after this degree.
Bye! Montreal updates to follow :)