Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Farnese, the surname of an eminent Italian family, which rose into greatness from Farneto, near Orvieto, in the 13th century, and supplied one Pope to Rome and many princes and generals tominor states, besides encouraging the arts by lavish munificence. The Farnese Palace contains some of the finest works of antiquity, including the Farnese Hercules and the Farnese bull.

“Since the fall, God will not trust us with our own salvation, but it is both purchased and kept by Christ for us, and we for it through faith, wrought by the power of God.”
–Richard Sibbes, The Bruised Reed and Smoking Flax