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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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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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A Modest Proposal and Other Satirical Works

Jonathan Swift - 1996 - 59 páginas
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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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The Conversational Circle: Rereading the English Novel, 1740-1775

Betty Schellenberg - 1996 - 176 páginas
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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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The Companion to Great Expectations

David Paroissien - 2000 - 506 páginas
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Half-hours with the Best Authors. With Short Biographical and Critical ...

Charles Knight
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The Battle of the Books

Jonathan Swift - 2002 - 312 páginas
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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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