Dragons and the Grotesque

"You know that you cannot invent animals without limbs, each of which , in itself, must resemble those of some other animal. Hence if you wish to make an animal, imagined by you, appear natural - let us say a Dragon - take for its head that of a mastiff or hound, with the eyes of a cat, the ears of a porcupine, the nose of a greyhound, the brow of a lion, the temples of an old cock, the neck of water tortoise." 

 "Of grotesque faces I need say nothing because they are kept in mind without difficulty."

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