Gonnella's Horse

Gonnella, the domestic jester of the Duke of Ferrara, rode on a horse all skin and bone. The jests of Gonnella are in print.

“His horse was as lean as Gonnella's, which (as the Duke said) `Osso atque pellis totus erat' (Plautus)” —Cervantes: Don Quixote.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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