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-1433839
in 
and Art. 
Literature 
389 
Tliun.-Let critics take heed how they grumble, 
For then I begin for to rumble. 
Ligbt_-Let the ladies allow us their graces, 
Or I'll blast all the paint on their faces, 
And dry up their peter to soot. 
Than.-Let the critics look t0't. 
Liglnr.-Let the ladies look to't. 
Tbun.-For the Thunder will do't. 
Light.-For the Lightning will shoot. 
Than.-I'll give you dash for dash. 
Ligbr.-I'll give you flash for flash. 
Gallants, I'll singe your feather. 
Tlmn.-I'll Thunder you together. 
           
d0't. [Twice ar tlzrice repented. 
Bayes calls this " but a Hath of a prologue," in reply to Which, Smith 
obferves, " Yes; 'tis ihort, indeed, but very terrible." It is a parody 
on a fcene in " The Slighted Maid," a play by Sir Robert Stapleton, 
where Thunder and Lightning were introduced, and their converfation 
begins in the fame words. But the poet has another difficulty on which 
he defires the opinion of his vifitors. " I have made," he fays, " one of 
the molt delicate, dainty fimiles in the whole world, 'egad, if Ir knew 
how to apply it. 'Tis," he adds, " an allufion to love." This is the 
Emile- 
So hear rmdjirw, when anjyform is nigh 
Snufup, andfmell it gathering in the shy; 
Boar" beckons _lE'w to trot in chqhur grower, 
And there ronfummare their unfimflzed lo-'02: : 
.Peryz"ue in mud they wallow all alone, 
Andfnare and gruntle to each other"; moan. 
It is a rather coarfe, but clever parody on a fimile in Dryden's " Conquefi 
of Granada," part ii.  
S0 two kind tuftles, wllen a fiarm is niglz, 
Look up, andjze it gathering in the sky; 
Each ml]: III: mate to [Zrelter in the groves, 
Leaving, in murmurs, tlzeir urfnifbed loves  
Perrlfd on fame dropping branch, tluyjt alone, 
And con, and lzearken la each a1lzer': maan.
        

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