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" When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. "
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Cracking the AP English Literature, 2004-2005

Douglas McMullen, Jr., Princeton Review - 2004 - 224 páginas
...Question 3 (Suggested time — 40 minutes. This question counts as one-third of the total essay score.) "When a true genius appears in the world, you may...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." — Jonathon Swift "Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting" In some works of literature,...
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Well, Duh!: Our Stupid World, and Welcome to It

Bob Fenster - 2004 - 336 páginas
...have defined the 100 percent American as 99 percent an idiot. And they just adore me." Writer Jonathan Swift: "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in confederacy against him." »»• Philosopher Georg Hegel: "We learn from history...
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Herbert Marcuse: A Critical Reader

John Abromeit, William Mark Cobb, Assistant Professor of History John Abromeit - 2004 - 274 páginas
...collection of repressive bedfellows btings to mind Swifr's rematk that "When a ttue genius appeats in the world you may know him by this sign, that the dunces ate all in confederacy against him."2 The dunces, however, were nor alone. Joining them in cause and...
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The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780

John Richetti - 2005 - 945 páginas
...and paranoia that suits his own deeply felt sense of failed aspirations in English political life: 'When a true Genius appears in the World, you may know him by this infallible Sign; that the Dunces are all in Confederacy against him.'4 In another maxim, Swift explains...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 páginas
...enough to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. Thoughts on Various Subjects (17n) 5 Thoughts on Various Subjects (17n) 6 The stoical scheme of supplying our wants, by lopping off our...
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Dark Hero of the Information Age: In Search of Norbert Wiener, The Father of ...

Flo Conway, Jim Siegelman - 2006 - 423 páginas
...who would dog him for the rest of his days. 13 A Government Reacts When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. — Jonathan Swift WlENER'S REBELLION DID NOT GO unnoticed by government officials. Soon after his...
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Towards Higher Consciousness - Spiritual Insights

...objects of all thought, And rolls through all things. William Wordsworth 1770-1850 Tintern Abbey 25. When true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign; that all the dunces are in confederacy against him. Jonathan Swift 1667-1745 Thoughts on Various Subject...
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Enlightening Revolutions: Essays in Honor of Ralph Lerner

Ralph Lerner, Svetozar Minkov, Stéphane Douard - 2006 - 399 páginas
...One suspects that it is the wisdom gained from experience speaking when he elsewhere observes that "when a true Genius appears in the World, you may know him by this infallible Sign; that the Dunces are all in Confederacy against him."8 Swift's proem thus identifies...
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New Orleans: A Cultural History

Louise McKinney - 2006 - 250 páginas
...reform the modern world as he saw it, taking on bumbling police Sgt. Mancuso as his Pugnacious Ignatius "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by the sign that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. " — Epigram to John Kennedy Toole's...
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Gigantic Book of Teacher's Wisdom

Erin Gruwell - 2007 - 788 páginas
...(1859) A people which is becoming conscious of its dangers produces a genius. — FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE When a true genius appears in the world, you may know...that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. — JONATHAN SWIFT The persecution of genius fosters its influence. — TACITUS Thousands of geniuses...
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