One great part of the joculator's profession was the teaching of bears, apes, horses, dogs, and other animals, to imitate the actions of men, to tumble, to dance, and to perform a variety of tricks, contrary to their nature; and sometimes he learned himself to counterfeit the gestures and articulations of the brutes.
- The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England from the Earliest Period to the Present Time
By Joseph Strutt
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- Sunday 30 August 2020