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" So that, in short, the question comes all to this; whether is the nobler being of the two, that which, by a lazy contemplation of four inches round, by an overweening pride... "
The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin - Página 264
por Jonathan Swift, John Hawkesworth - 1768
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Culture and Anarchy: Landmarks in the History of Education

Matthew Arnold - 1960 - 241 páginas
...materials extracted altogether out of my own person." Whereupon the Bee asb "Whether is the nobler of the two, that which by a lazy contemplation of four inches round, by tn overweening pride, feeding and engendering on itself, turns •11 into excrement and venom, producing...
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Chalmeriana: Or, A Collection of Papers, Literary and Political; Together ...

George Hardinge - 1971 - 48 páginas
...one infect furniQies you with a ftore of poifon to deftroy another. So that in fhort, the queftion comes all to this; whether is the nobler being of...contemplation of four inches round, by an overweening pride which, feeding and engendering on itfelf, turns all into excrement and venom, producing nothing at...
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After the New Criticism

Frank Lentricchia - 1980 - 384 páginas
...issues out, You possess a good plentiful Store of Dirt and Poison in your Breast. . . . the Question comes all to this; Whether is the nobler Being of...by a lazy Contemplation of four Inches round; by an over- weening Pride, which feeding and engendering on it self, turns all in to Excrement and Venom;...
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The Theory and Practice of Text-Editing: Essays in Honour of James T. Boulton

Professor of English Literature Ian Small, Ian Small, Marcus Walsh - 1991 - 221 páginas
...the modern subjectivist editor is a creature spider-like confined to itself and the little it knows, 'which by a lazy Contemplation of four Inches round; by an over-weening Pride, which feeding and engendering on it self, turns all into Excrement and Venom; producing nothing at...
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The Transparent Eye: Reflections on Translation, Chinese Literature, and ...

Eugene Chen Eoyang - 1993 - 352 páginas
...contrasted with that of the spider in Swift's telling comparison in The Battle of the Books: Which is the nobler being of the two, that which, by a lazy...by an overweening pride, feeding and engendering on itself, turns all into excrement and venom, producing nothing at all, but flybane and a cobweb; or...
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Partners in Hate: Noam Chomsky and the Holocaust Deniers

Werner Cohn - 1995 - 164 páginas
...technique is revealing. The mind of the propagandist is very much like the spider in Swift's fable, "which by a lazy contemplation of four inches round,...by an overweening pride, feeding and engendering on itself, turns all into excrement and venom, producing nothing at all but flyband and cobweb." Those...
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Dumbing Down: Essays on the Strip Mining of American Culture

Katharine Washburn, John F. Thornton - 1997 - 329 páginas
...my parents (KW) -^55^ To Katharine and Sarah (JT) The Spider and the Bee ... In short, the question comes all to this — Whether is the nobler being...contemplation of four inches round, by an overweening pride, which feeding and engendering on itself, turns all into excrement and venom, produces nothing at last...
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Resemblance & Disgrace: Alexander Pope and the Deformation of Culture

Helen Deutsch - 1996 - 273 páginas
...own Person." His rival the bee describes such self-sufficiency differently: the spider is a creature "which by a lazy Contemplation of four Inches round; by an over-weening Pride, which feeding and engendering on it self, turns all into Excrement and Venom; producing nothing at...
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A Tale of a Tub and Other Works

Jonathan Swift - 1999 - 237 páginas
...with a share of poison to destroy another. So that, in short, the question comes all to this—Whether is the nobler being of the two, that which, by a lazy...contemplation of four inches round, by an overweening pride, which feeding and engendering on itself, turns all into excrement and venom, produc[es] nothing at...
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A History of Irish Thought

Thomas Duddy - 2002 - 362 páginas
...light. The bee, in a rhetorical question to the spider, asks which of the following is the nobler: 'That which by a lazy Contemplation of four Inches round, by an overweening Pride, which feeding and engendering on it self, turns all into Excrement and Venom; producing nothing at...
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