Thumped for a later read . . . and Buffet still sicks.
To: Hemingway's Ghost
You're wrong. Now I must cast you out:
By the Authority of God Almighty the Father, the Son, and Holy Ghost, and of the holy Canons, and of the undefiled Virgin Mary, the Mother and the Patroness of our Saviour, and of all the Celestial Virtues, Angels, Arch-Angels, Thrones, Dominions, Powers, Cherubins and Seraphins [sic] and of the holy Patriarch, Prophets, and all the Apostles and Evangelists, and of the holy Innocents, who in the sight of the Holy Lamb are found worthy to sing the new Song, and of the holy Martyrs and holy Confessors, and of the holy Virgins, and of all the Saints, and together with all the Holy and Elect of God: We excommunicate and anathematise him or them, Malefactor or Malefactors,--and from the Thresholds of the holy Church of God Almighty We sequester them, that he or they may be tormented, disposed and delivered over with Dathan and Abiram; and with those who say unto the Lord God, Depart from us, we know not thy Ways. And, as Fire is quenched with Water, so let the Light of him, or them, be put out for evermore, unless it shall repent him or them, and they make Satisfaction. Amen.
From The Anatomy of Swearing by Ashley Montagu, paperback, pp. 62-3, an excommunication curse by Bishop Ernulphus, or Arnulf (1040 - 1124),
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson