As its name imports, it is of an exceedingly rich, mottled tint, with a bestreaked
snowy and golden ground, dotted with spots of the deepest crimson and purple.
To complete this grotesque equipment, the proud animal is bestreaked
and bespotted with vermilion, or with white clay, whichever presents the most glaring contrast to his real color.
Plato, and Spinoza, and Goethe, and many more belong to this guild of self-imposters, with a preposterous rabble of Muggletonian Scots and Yankees, whose vile brogue still the more bestreaks
the stripedness of their Greek or German Neoplatonical originals.