” “O father, the pig, the pig, do come and taste how nice the burnt pig eats.” The ears of Ho-ti tingled with horror.
He cursed his son, and he cursed himself that ever he should beget a son that should eat burnt pig.
Fittingly, the pig-platters of Trimalchio and Elia thus turn back upon both the festival of the Saturnalia and, under the aegis of Saturn's misrule, upon the zeugmatic nature of satire itself. Omer's actually ties his gluttony to Guy Fawkes' scheme of exploding king, lords, and commons.
By bursting pretensions and snobbery, Lamb's essay thus self-reflexively presents itself as a figurative equivalent to the "superhuman plot" of Fawkes.
China pigs have been esteemed a luxury all over the East from the remotest periods that we read of.
Bo-bo was in the utmost consternation, as you may think, not so much for the sake of the tenement, which his father and he could easily build up again with a few dry branches, and the labour of an hour or two, at any time, as for the loss of the pigs.
TY - JOURT1 - Satiric models for Charles Lamb's "a dissertation upon roast pig"AU - Monsman, Gerald CPY - 2006Y1 - 2006N2 - Though hitherto overlooked in social histories of cookery, Charles Lamb's essay approaches its subject through the new literary-culinary writing that appeared with European romanticism.
AB - Though hitherto overlooked in social histories of cookery, Charles Lamb's essay approaches its subject through the new literary-culinary writing that appeared with European romanticism.
The judge, who was a shrewd fellow, winked at the manifest iniquity of the decision: and, when the court was dismissed, went privily, and bought up all the pigs that could be had for love or money.
In a few days his Lordship’s town house was observed to be on fire.