An episode of spectral horror from Matthew G. Lewis’s THE MONK

A scene of spectral horror from Matthew G. Lewis'┬áThe Monk: Repose I wooed in vain. The agitation of my bosom chased away sleep. Restless in my mind, in spite of the fatigue of my body, I continued to toss about from side to side, till the Clock in a neighbouring Steeple struck 'One.' As I… Continue reading An episode of spectral horror from Matthew G. Lewis’s THE MONK

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Enveloped in a Garden

A couple of days ago, on a particularly moody spring afternoon, I was reading William Child Green's novel The Abbot of Montserrat in this secluded chapel garden -- doubly enveloped in both the unfolding of his tale and the white, newly-blooming flowers that surrounded me.