Leaga-ti-o de gat!

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In the mid-thirteenth century, Matthew Paris (poza), an English Benedictine monk, wrote about the early Franciscans:

‘‘[They] carry constantly their books, indeed libraries, in sacks hanging from their necks.’’

din: Neslihan Senocak – The Poor and the Perfect: The Rise of Learning in the Franciscan Order, 1209-1310 (2012). [x]

Huysmans & Leroux

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Lithograph by Auguste Leroux for the 1920 edition of Joris-Karl Huysmans – À rebours (1884).

…si spunea:

His contempt for humanity grew fiercer, and at last he came to realize that the world is made up mostly of fools and scoundrels. It became perfectly clear to him that he could entertain no hope of finding in someone else the same aspirations and antipathies; no hope of linking up with a mind which, like his own, took pleasure in a life of studious decrepitude.

—      Joris-Karl Huysmans, Against Nature.