Chi non sa far stupir, vada alla striglia.
Let him who does not know how to astonish go work in the stables!
Marino was referring to the merits of his fellow poets in this statement found in: Mirollo, James V. (1991) The Aesthetics of the Marvelous: The Wondrous Work of Art in a Wondrous World, essay in Kenseth, Joy (ed.itor) The Age of the Marvelous. Hanover, N.H.
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, The Dog 1820-1823. Oil on plaster remounted on canvas, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.
GIAMBATTISTA MARINO Neapolitan Poet (1569-1628)