This heart book is from Denmark. It dates back to the beginning of the 1550s, and is regarded as the oldest Danish ballad manuscript. Above you see the ballad no. 43, Store længsel, du går mig nær (Great Yearning, thou touches me).
The prince of darkness is a gentleman.
Shakespeare, King Lear (via ancient-serpent)
Darkling I listen; and, for many a time
I have been half in love with easeful Death,
Call’d him soft names in many a musèd rhyme,
To take into the air my quiet breath;
Now more than ever seems it rich to die,
To cease upon the midnight with no pain
John Keats (via my-misery-index)