Wednesday, 7 December 2011

more pre-piphill

"st axiom at hillier's gate (unknown): c. 1385, st. axiom-by-the-marsh, lower piphill

here the hairy guild of boatswains conspire to kill the saint at prayer. note the presence of axiom's constant companion ulrich, the holy chimp. a fourteenth century addition to the story of the saint, ulrich is in always steadfast, faithful and hairy. the hairy are as blessed by axiom as the hairless are. as the saint remarked in a letter to his accolyte, fritz weishenct, "the true love of the lord is hair blind"

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