Plague Lit

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Martin Rinkhart’s Hymns, 1636

Those who sow with tears    will reap with songs of joy.Those who go out weeping,    carrying seed to sow,will return with songs of joy,    carrying sheaves with them.- Psalm 126:5-6 Martin Rinkart was born in Saxony in the Holy Roman Empire on April 23, 1586. His father was a cooper, a relatively prosperous tradesman who sent his son to…

The Yellow Plague of 664

“In this year, the sun was eclipsed on the 5th before the Nones of May [that is, May 1]…the same year, there was great pestilence in the island Britain.” – The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, 664 “A great mortality in Ireland came on the kalends of August [August 1]” – The Annals of Tignerach, 664 The year…

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