Thursday, February 14, 2013

Soul mate

Corvo Syndrome.

Named after the author of Hadrian VII, who also went by "Baron Corvo."

Frederick William Rolfe, alias Baron Corvo, was one of the more freakishly talented eccentrics of English letters. A homosexual, a paranoiac, a scoundrel, a petty blackmailer and a fake, he was constantly in debt, sponged on his friends, excoriated his enemies and died in 1913 in self-imposed exile in Venice. At 26 he converted to Roman Catholicism and trained for the priesthood. Twice dismissed from seminaries, he retained a lifelong conviction of his priestly vocation.

Hadrian, meet Julius.

(It'd be a cigar or a pipe, though.)


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