Love Spell 1873
Submitted by Beverly Berry
Note: Whether this old love spell works or not, it helped James Holland Egger win the heart of Fannie Clara Kendrick.
Somewhere, probably in Mississippi, there is a star shaped grove, planted with fruit bearing trees that was planted by James Holland Egger for Fannie.
This spell, and the reciepts for the fruit trees, along with a star shaped diagram of which trees were to be planted where, were kept in his diary, and have been passed down through our generations.
I am constrained to plant a grove
To satisfy the girl I love
This precious grove must be composed
Of nineteen trees in nine straight roes
Each roe five trees must be
Or never more her face I see
I have planted now this precious grove
That was requested of my love
And I hope that she will agree
That her fair face I now shall see
And to this grove we will repair
And court and take the pleasant air
I love you so dear so true and
there will never be another you
So now when this grove you see
think of me and in your life I will ever be
James H. Egger