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" These never examine farther than the colour, the shape, the size, and whatever other qualities dwell, or are drawn by art upon the outward of bodies ; and then comes reason officiously with tools for cutting, and opening, and mangling, and piercing, offering... "
The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift ... - Page 105
by Jonathan Swift - 1757
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A Treasury of English Prose

Logan Pearsall Smith - 1920 - 266 pages
...sight and the touch; these never examine farther than the colour, the shape, the size, and whatever qualities dwell or are drawn by art upon the outward of bodies; and then comes reason officiously with tools for cutting, and opening, and mangling, and piercing; offering to demonstrate,...
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A Tale of a Tub: To which is Added The Battle of the Books, and the ...

Jonathan Swift - 1920 - 506 pages
...Qualities dwell, or are drawn by Art upon the Outward of Bodies ; and then comes Reažo╗- officiously, with Tools for cutting, and opening, and mangling, and piercing, offering to demonstrate, that they are not of the same consistence quite thro'. Now, I take all this to be the...
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A Treasury of English Prose

Logan Pearsall Smith - 1920 - 264 pages
...whatever qualities dwell or are drawn by art upon the outward of bodies; and then comes reason officiously with tools for cutting, and opening, and mangling, and piercing; offering to demonstrate, that they are not of the same consistence quite through. Now I take all this to be the...
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A Critical History of English Literature: The Restoration to 1800, Volume 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 336 pages
...be content with what we can know by sight and touch only, and ignore reason which comes "officiously with tools for cutting, and opening, and mangling, and piercing, offering to demonstrate, that they are not of the same consistence quite through." Let us therefore be content...
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When Words Lose Their Meaning: Constitutions and Reconstitutions of Language ...

James Boyd White - 1985 - 400 pages
...themselves, are the Sight and the Touch; These never examine farther than the Colour, the Shape, the Size, and whatever other Qualities dwell, or are drawn by Art upon the Outward of Bodies; and then comes Reason officiously, with Tools for cutting, and opening, and mangling, and piercing, offering to demonstrate,...
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Joseph Conrad and the Fictions of Skepticism

Mark Wollaeger - 1990 - 284 pages
...for nothing." Insight requires violence: if surfaces do not satisfy, "then comes reason officiously with tools for cutting, and opening, and mangling, and piercing, offering to demonstrate, that they are not of the same consistence quite through." The ambivalence is apparent...
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Edmund Burke

Peter James Stanlis - 1958 - 292 pages
...life are destroyed by the probing thrusts of analytical reason: And then comes Reason officiously, with Tools for cutting, and opening, and mangling, and piercing, offering to demonstrate, that they are not of the same consistence quite thro'. Now, I take all this to be the...
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Vision and Textuality

Stephen W. Melville, Bill Readings - 1995 - 418 pages
...themselves, are the Sight and the Touch; These never examine farther than the Colour, the Shape, the Size, and whatever other Qualities dwell, or are drawn by Art upon the Outward of Bodies; and then comes Reason officiously, with Tools for cutting, and opening, and mangling, and piercing, offering to demonstrate,...
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The Skeptical Sublime: Aesthetic Ideology in Pope and the Tory Satirists

James Noggle - 2001 - 288 pages
...revealing the dogmatically empty pretensions of the other. 15 Lofty reason descends into the material, "with Tools for cutting, and opening, and mangling, and piercing, offering to demonstrate, that [bodies] are not of the same consistence quite thro'" (173), coming to subvert its...
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A Modest Proposal and Other Prose

Jonathan Swift - 2004 - 290 pages
...themselves are the sight and the touch. These never examine further than the colour, the shape, the size, and whatever other qualities dwell, or are drawn by art, upon the outward of bodies; and then comes reason officiously, with tools for cutting, and opening, and mangling, and piercing, offering to demonstrate...
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