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" I'd be a dog, a monkey, or a bear: \ or any thing, but that vain animal, \ who is so proud of being rational. \ His senses are too gross, and he'll contrive \ a sixth to contradict the other "
Comicorum graecorum fragmenta - Seite 118
1840 - 275 Seiten
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 891 Seiten
...a dog, a monkey, or a bear, Or anything but that vain animal Who is so proud of being rational. The senses are too gross, and he'll contrive A sixth to contradict the other five; And before certain instinct will prefer 10 Reason, which fifty times for one does err; Reason,...
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The Sensational Restoration

H. James Jensen - 1996 - 450 Seiten
...creatures man, A spirit free, to choose for my own share, What sort of flesh and blood I pleas'd to wear, I'd be a dog, a monkey, or a bear, Or any thing, but...that vain animal, Who is so proud of being rational. The senses are too gross, and he'll contrive A sixth, to contradict the other five; 16 And, before...
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A Martyr for Sin: Rochester's Critique of Polity, Sexuality, and Society

Kirk Combe - 1998 - 186 Seiten
...proper five senses to be guided instead by our reason, which we fashion into a bogus sixth sense. 4 His senses are too gross; and he'll contrive A sixth, to contradict the other five; And before certain instinct will prefer Reason, which fifty times for one does err. 8-11 This...
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Readings on Human Nature

Peter Loptson - 1998 - 580 Seiten
...a dog, a monkey, or a bear, Or anything but that vain animal Who is so proud of being rational. The senses are too gross, and he'll contrive A sixth to contradict the other five, And before certain instinct, will prefer Reason, which fifty times for one does err; Reason,...
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The Social History of Skepticism: Experience and Doubt in Early Modern Culture

Brendan Maurice Dooley - 1999 - 213 Seiten
...with no sufficient answer to the apparent impossibility of gaining secure knowledge about the world: I'd be a dog, a monkey or a bear Or any thing but...that vain animal Who is so proud of being rational. The senses are too gross, and he'll contrive A sixth, to contradict the other five. And before certain...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - 2001 - 570 Seiten
...Creatures Man, A spirit free to choose for my own share What case of Flesh and Blood I'd please to wear, I'd be a Dog, a Monkey or a Bear, Or any thing but that vain Animal Who is proud of being Rational. The mocking comedy of Rochester is not far removed from the comic mode of...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - 2001 - 570 Seiten
...Creatures Man, A spirit free to choose for my own share What case of Flesh and Blood I'd please to wear, I'd be a Dog, a Monkey or a Bear, Or any thing but that vain Animal Who is proud of being Rational. The mocking comedy of Rochester is not far removed from the comic mode of...
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Nobody's Nation: Reading Derek Walcott

Paul Breslin - 2009 - 340 Seiten
...animal. Those last two lines replace Rochester's continuation—"I'd be a Dog, a Monkey, or a Bear, I Or any thing but that vain Animal / Who is so proud of being rational." 10 The calypso couplet, since it can be heard either as accentual tetrameter or iambic pentameter,...
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Awe for the Tiger, Love for the Lamb: A Chronicle of Sensibility to Animals

Rod Preece - 2002 - 413 Seiten
...Man) A Spirit free, to choose for my own share, What Case of Flesh, and Blood, I pleas'd to weare, I'd be a Dog, a Monkey, or a Bear, Or any thing but...that vain Animal, Who is so proud of being rational. The senses are too gross, and he'll contrive A Sixth, to contradict the other Five; And before certain...
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The Debt to Pleasure: John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, in the Eyes of His ...

John Wilmot Earl of Rochester - 2002 - 141 Seiten
...a dog, a monkey, or a bear, Or anything but that vain animal Who is so proud of being rational. The senses are too gross, and he'll contrive A sixth, to contradict the other five, And before certain instinct, will prefer Reason, which fifty times for one does err: Reason,...
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