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

and Art. 
confifts apparently only of a plain tunic and a light mantle. This is 
quite in accordance with the defcription by Giraldus Cambrenfis, who 
tells us that in all feafons their drefs was the fame, and that, however 
fevere the weather, " they defended themfelves from the cold only by a 
thin cloak and tunic." Giraldus fays nothing of the practice of the 
Welfh in wearing but one Ihoe, yet it is evident that at the time of this 
record that was their praftice, for in another figure of a Wellhman, given 
in our cut No. I15, we fee the fame peculiarity, and in both cafes the (hoe 
is worn on the left foot. Giraldus merely fays that the Welfhmen in 
general, when engaged in warfare, " either walked bare-footed, or made 
ufe of high ihoes, roughly made of untanned leather." He defcribes 
them as armed fometimes with bows and arrows, and fometimes with 
long fpears; and accordingly our firfl example of a Welfhman from this 
manufcript is ufing the bow, while the iecond carries the fpear, which 
he apparently reits on the fingle lhoe of his left foot, while he brandifhes 
a fword in his left hand. Both our Welfhmen prefent a fingularly 
grotefque appearance.  


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