The Fiery Tears of St. Lawrence…

… or so the Perseids were once called – in reference to the martyred Catholic saint who was roasted by the Romans over an iron stove. It is said that at the height of his agony, Lawrence instructed his torturers – “This side is done, turn me over.”

Perhaps that’s where Giles Corey got the idea for his famous taunt – “More weight.”

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