Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Cornish Litany: Invocation For Keeping Away The Heebie Jeebies

"From Ghoulies and Ghosties
and Long-leggety Beasties
and All Things that go Bump in the Night,
Good Lord deliver us!"

The Cornish Litany is a litany (prayer or invocation) that was popularized through souvenir crafts earlier in the last century, much like the multitude of Irish blessing and "Footprints in the Sand" plaques that adorn homes throughout the world.

The following postcards were published in the late 1920s; yet, interestingly enough, they are rendered in the art nouveau style of an earlier period.

1 comment:

Jessica Penot said...

I love these! I've never heard of the Cornish Litany.