The Rambling Recollector

The Declaration of American Independence from Great Britain.

Happy 4th of July, and Hail Columbia!

Read here: https://uscode.house.gov/download/annualhistoricalarchives/pdf/OrganicLaws2006/decind.pdf

A poem by Rudyard Kipling to the glory of Rome.

Read here: https://allpoetry.com/A-British-Roman-Song

A poem by H.P. Lovecraft of sorrow and uncertainty during the transition from older beliefs to Christianity.

Upon moving into a new apartment, a poor university student is brought face to face with strangeness beyond his wildest imaginings by the weird and unearthly music of Erich Zann.

Author: H.P. Lovecraft.

Read here: https://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/mez.aspx

A poem by Rudyard Kipling about a Roman Centurion who begs his Legate to let him stay in Britain.

Read here: http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/poems_romancenturion.htm

An excellent poem by Rudyard Kipling.

Read here: http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/poems_if.htm

A connoisseur of horror wondering through London to try and lose his disrepair in its winding streets, encounters a strange old man, who tempts him with the opportunity to view something so terrible, he can't resist.

Author: Clark Ashton Smith.

Read here: http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/86/the-gorgon

Lovecraft's story of a sculptor who delves too deeply into the realms of dream.

Read here: https://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/hy.aspx

Another great story by Robert E. Howard. Solomon Kane finds himself in a strange tavern as night falls on the Black Forest.

Read here: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Rattle_of_Bones

Clark Ashton Smith's story of a man's mad wanderings through the hellish, gray desolation of Yondo.

Read here: http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/2/the-abominations-of-yondo

The Joseph Jacobs version of Childe Rowland, which was based on an earlier version by Robert Jamieson.
It is the story of a young prince named Childe Rowland, who must save his sister after she was captured by the King of Elfland.

Read here: https://sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/eft/eft22.htm

Solomon Kane does battle with a vengeful specter, in this excellent story by Robert E. Howard.

Read here: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Skulls_in_the_Stars

Clark Ashton Smith's tale of an ill-fated expedition into space.

Read here: http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/127/master-of-the-asteroid

Clark Ashton Smith's story of two necromancers who attempt to carve a dark realm for themselves from the bones of a fallen empire.

Read here: http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/61/the-empire-of-the-necromancers

Edgar Allan Poe's story of a plague, and an eccentric prince seeking to ride it out.

Read here: https://poestories.com/read/masque

H. P. Lovecraft's tale of grave-robbing gone wrong.

Read Here: https://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/h.aspx

A Halloween double feature! starting with H.P. Lovecraft's The Hound, and ending with Edger Allen Poe's The Masque of the Red Death.

Read here:

The Hound. https://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/h.aspx

The Masque of the Red Death. https://poestories.com/read/masque

A classic tale of murder, by Edgar Allen Poe.

Read here: https://poestories.com/read/telltaleheart

My reading of H.P. Lovecraft's Dagon.

Read here: http://www.lovecraft-stories.com/story/dagon

My reading of Edmond Hamilton's, In The World's Dusk, Which appeared in the March 1936 edition of Weird Tales Magazine.

Read here: https://archive.org/details/WeirdTales193603ATLPM

A tale as old as time itself. Boy sees girl. Boy Kidnaps girl. The planet nearly dies...

Like many Greek legends, there are several versions of this story, so I went with an interpretation I thought best for the Video.

Read for yourself:

https://www.greekmythology.com/Other_Gods/Persephone/persephone.html

https://www.greeklegendsandmyths.com/persephone.html

A Mix of Legends concerning Athena. Brought to you by Alcohol...

Note: there are multiple versions of these stories throughout Greek mythology, and Athena is no exception, so I went with an interpretation I thought would be the most amusing.

Some more Mesopotamian madness featuring our favorite lady of love and war, Innana/Ishtar.

Read for yourself here: http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/section1/tr132.htm

A tale of an evil fox spirit.

http://yokai.com/tamamonomae/

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