Monday, March 15, 2010

Ides of March

"...'The ides of March are not past,' said Mac-Ivor, with a smile; when, suddenly casting his eyes back on the moor, a large body of cavalry was indistinctly seen to hover upon its brown and dark surface..."

The quote above is from Scott's "Waverley".  It was in 44AD, with Julius Caesar's assassination that the Ides of March took on their status as portent of danger.  Scott uses the term in several places, including "Waverly", and "Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft".

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