Friday, May 6, 2016

"Yonder Praying Ass"*

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Art by John Cox. Originally published December 7, 2015. More at John Cox Art

*An allusion to a remark, supposedly uttered by the great actor John Barrymore during a performance of Shakespeare's "Richard III". It is said that a member of the audience was laughing inappropriately at all the wrong times. When Barrymore got to the famous line, "A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!", he was said to have pointed to the offending audience member and ad libbed, "Saddle yonder braying ass!".

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