I think he looks like Beetlejuice.
Saxe had a rough life. He lost five of six children to tuberculosis. After their fifth child passed, a blood vessel burst in his wife's brain and she died as well. Things were not easy back then.
Here's what Saxe had to say about sausages and the law:
"Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made."