Volltext: A history of caricature and grotesque in literature and art

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Another caft in the Kenfington Muieurn is the iubje6t of our cut 
No. 96, which prefents the fame idea of ftretching the mouth. The 
iilbjeol is here exhibited by another rather mirthful looking individual, 
but whether the exhibitor is intended to be a goblin or demon, or 
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whether he is merely furnithed with the wings and claws of a bat, feems 
rather uncertain. The bat was looked upon as an unpropitious if not an 
unholy animal; like the owl, it was the companion of the witches, and 
of the fpirits of darknefs. The group in our cut N0. 97 is taken from 
Making Faces. 
one of the carved Halls 1n the church of Stratford-upon-Avon, and 
reprefents a trio of grirnacers. The firtl of thefe three grotefque faces is 
lolling out the tongue to an extravagant length; the fecond is {imply 
grinning; while the third has taken a faufage between his teeth to 
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