Lowri Clarke looks at the highs and lows of herbal drugs
Shakesperes Caliban and Ariel, by an alchemy of phonetic
and semantic echoes, offer in their names a foretaste of their roles, and those roles
in turn fulfill, richly amplify, and clinch the names, until names and character
so thoroughly and unforgettably interpenetrate each other that they are one.
Moliere alone could tell us how he hit on Tartuffe, and he failed to do so. His short poem, which we reproduce as
it first appeared in print, eloquently expresses medieval mans repugnance for
the toad, and reveals how intimate Ripley and his circle must have been with
the toads milky exudate and its fearsome virtue.
Our quotations concerning the toad go back to the Middle Ages and the
Renaissance, but the ideas therein expressed lived on until recent times.
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