Short and Sweet (Mmm… Marginalia #25)
I’ve resolved to try to keep Mmm… Marginalia shorter and sweeter* in the New Year, so here’s a little something from a manuscript I’ve looked at before, the Pierpont Morgan Library’s MS G24 (a mid-14th century French collection of 13th-century verse romances), that requires little explanation:
Just a dog-headed teacher lecturing his class made up of six disembodied fox-heads growing out the back of a gryllus’s head.**
*With 20% more kapowza and only trace amounts of filler.
**You see, it’s funny because I indicated initially that the image was going to be something very easy to understand, even though it clearly is not. Comedy gold!***
***And that footnote is funny because it acts as though something easy to understand requires a lot of explanation. Double gold!