Sunday, July 18, 2010

Although very fine things

Although very fine things,
I think some great giant was playing at ninepins,---
And leaving the place, ere his ball he could swing,
Has left all his ninepins stuck up in a ring!

John Ruskin (1819-1900)

1 comment:

Littlestone said...

"A poem completed by John Ruskin when he was 12 describes this site [Castlerigg] as a Druidical temple and invents the following 'fakelore': The site is still known under the alternative name of the Druid Circle and is so described in much of the earlier literature."

Notes on the Folklore of Prehistoric Sites in Britain
L. V. Grinsell. Folklore, Vol. 90, No. 1. (1979), pp. 66-70.

See also Rhiannon's