The Morning After The Night Before With The Borgias


Though you would often in the fifteenth century have found the snobbish Roman say, in a would-be offhand tone, ‘I am dining with the Borgias tonight’, no Roman was ever able to say , ‘I dined last night with the Borgias’.

Max Beerbohm 1872-1956

And Even Now (1920)

The illustration is A Glass of Wine with Caesar Borgia by John Collier (1850-1934), uploaded to Wikimedia by Aavindraa

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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