Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Browlia and Frowlia

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on July 24, 2007

[Unknown juvenile artist. Scrapbook of scenes from the lands of Browlia and Frowlia, ca. 1899]

 The official postage of Browlia


One of many curious Browlian beasts – the Lizard of Horlon


A limerick about cats

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  1. Patrick Kiley said, on August 2, 2007 at 1:12 am

    Anthropoghagus means that it is a cannibal, though technically it isn’t because it doesn’t eat other Lizards of Horlon. For further information, see Henry Darger.

  2. beineckepoetry said, on August 3, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    Yes, anthropophagus does mean “cannibal” when applied to human beings, since the stem “anthro” refers to man – who is the object being eaten, “phagus”. However, the extension of the term to a non-human animal indicates that the object of desire remains man, so I would think that the Lizards of Horlon would refrain from eating their own kind. But watch out for those bloody cats!

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