Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Titel:
A history of caricature and grotesque in literature and art
Person:
Wright, Thomas Fairholt, Frederick William
Persistente ID:
urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1429385
PURL:
https://digitalesammlungen.uni-weimar.de/viewer/resolver?urn=urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1433087
314- 
Hilary 
of Caricature 
and 
Grotwue 
at the head of the Romans, and told that Rome was always ruined under 
a Sextus- 
De Alexandre VI. Pout. 
Sextus Tarquiniux, Sextu: Nero, Sextu: et {fie  
Semperfub Semis perdira Rama fuit. 
The following is given for an 
Alexander's profligate daughter  
epitaph 
on 
Lucretia 
Borgia, 
Pope 
Has tumulo dormit Lurretia nominqjkd re 
Tlzais, A1ex'andrifilia,fjoonfa, nurzu. 
In another of a rather later date, Rome, addreiiing herfelf to Pafquil, is 
made to complain of two fuccefhve popes, Clement VII. (Julio de Medicis, 
I523-1534.) and Paul III. (Alexandro Farnefe, I534-154.9), and alfo of 
Leo X. (1513-1521). " I am," Rome fays,  tick enough with the 
phyfician (Medicus, as a pun on the Medicis), I was alfo the prey of the 
lion (Leo), now, Paul, you tear my vitals like a wolf. You, Paul, are not 
a god to me, as I thought in my folly, but you are a wolf, fince you tear 
the food from my mouth  
Sum Medica fati: ceg1'n,fui quofue prwda Leonix, 
Nun: mea dilacem: rvifcera, Paula, lupus. 
Non ex, Paule, mibi 1-lumen, ceujiulta putalmm, 
Sed lupu: es, guoniamfubtralzis are ciburri. 
Another eplgram, addreffed to Rome herfelf, involves a pun in Greek 
(in the words Paulos, Paul, and Plzaulos, wicked). " Once, Rome," it 
fays, " lords of lords were thy fubjecis, now thou in thy wretchednefs art 
fubjeci to the ferfs of ferfs; once you Iifiened to the oracles of St. Paul, 
but now you perform the abominable commands of the wicked  
Qzondam, Roma, tilzi fuberant domini domirmrum, 
    
Audfpi guondam di-uini oracula Hmjxov, 
.4! nun: 7w]! 4wu;).mv  mfandafacix. 
The idea, of courfe. is the contrafi of Rome in her Pagan glory, with 
Rome in her Chrifiian debafement, very much the fame as that which 
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