A Week Away (Mmm… Marginalia #44)

Pollen and intense Georgia heat have me feeling under the weather, so rather than fretting about not having posted this week, I’m retroactively declaring a week off. Go me. In the meantime, please console yourself with this image from the Macclesfield Psalter. It’s a monkey doctor and his ursine patient.


I’ve always liked this one, because the monkey seems to be saying something along the lines of, “Look, Mr. Bear, we’ve been over this. If you go into the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise–your spleen is going to rupture. So don’t even think of getting out of that bed. The picnic’s off.”

Check back in next week for my first weeklong feature: Video Games & the Middle Ages.

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  • pilgrimchick

    I wish we had that kind of weather up here. Even just a touch of it.

    Nice manuscript picture choice there.

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