facetiae in a sentence
- The fable was also included in Poggio's prose collection of humorous anecdotes, the " Facetiae ", written during the 1450s.
- Maurepas is credited with contributions to the collection of facetiae known as the " Etrennes de la Saint Jean " ( 2nd ed ., 1742 ).
- It is to be found early among the humorous stories of Poggio Bracciolini's " Facetiae " ( 1450 ), where the fleeing fox explains only that the dogs have not yet heard that peace has been declared.
- Oscar Wilde's biographer, Gary Schmidgall, wonders that if the 19th century writer and aesthete were alive today, " from what cathedra might he utter his clever, devastating facetiae . . . and from which happy metropolis would they resound ?"
- His " Liber Facetiarum " ( 1438 " 1452 ), or " Facetiae ", a collection of humorous and indecent tales expressed in the purest Latin Poggio could command, are the works most enjoyed today : they are available in several English translations.
- From the 15th century, another classic of Italian erotica is a series of bawdy folk tales called the " Facetiae " by Gian Francesco Poggio Bracciolini . " The Tale of Two Lovers " ( ) written in 1444 was one of the bestselling books of the 15th century, even before its author, Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini, became Pope Pius II . It is one of the earliest examples of an epistolary novel, full of erotic imagery.
- "The Pearl, A Journal of Facetiae and Voluptuous Reading " ( 1879 1880 ), a Victorian pornographic magazine, also contains an account of the flagellation of a victim dressed as a woman, although, in the strict sense, this account does not represent pinaforing per se because the man, Frank, is not petticoated as part of his punishment but has, rather, dressed in ladies'garments to disguise himself as a woman : to avenge herself, Lucretia persuades Frank to pose as his sister and to join a ladies'private whipping club, the qualification for admission to which is the applicant's receipt of a whipping.
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