St Christopher (2)
by Erasmus

The third-century martyr was, according to legend, enormous in stature. The medieval paintings and statues are on that account often of generous dimensions, whence the comparison with the giant Polyphemus. A series of Latin rhymes testifies to the belief that no one would die on any day on which he saw a picture or carving of the saint.

Note to My Achievements And Attributes which is Part 2 of Folly Speaks from "The Praise Of Folly"

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