Double, Double Toil and Trouble
From William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Act IV, Scene I
[The three witches, casting a spell]
Round about the cauldron go;
In the poison’d entrails throw.
Toad, that under cold stone
Days and nights hast thirty one
Swelter’d venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i’ the charmed pot…
Add thereto a tiger’s chaudron,
For the ingredients of our cauldron.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
May your own Halloween cauldron be filled with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Snickers, and M&Ms. And may the poisoned entrails, venomous toads, and tiger guts be few and far between.