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A man stitched tight | in an ass's hide - no break in the skin - even a needle's jab - cuts strips out of a book

In man the more it is rubbed away [the more it grows]. The contrary in dogs and apes, but I believe in those [it will also grow]. spurrd Hachneys, saynts on the knees; Plautus: brawn of a boar; when the skin has been lost thick cicatrix [results]; wherefore to cauterize with needle to produce cicatrix; useful for luxations, ruptures, &c.
        —William Harvey, Lectures on the Whole of Anatomy

(there was no break in the skin) — the section .ii) of Pattie McCarthy's book-length bk of (h)rs, "(h)rs for Paris use" is featured in this second installment of Physiology.

A man stitched tight | in an ass's hide — Dale Smith's "Familiar Proverbs and Portraits" is featured as the 13th Chapter of Laird Hunt's Bestiary. (Note: the next issue of the Friend will be an all Bestiary issue.)

[S]he cuts strips out of a book — Kristen Prevallet discusses Times Square and the cut and paste work of artist Holli Schorno for Dan Machlin's Review.

Having dragged on so, even a needle's jab — Forrest Gander & Kent Johnson translate Jaime Saenz's "To Cross This Distance", and Denis Mair translates Xin Hong's "Dark Shadows of Things", for Leonard Schwartz's Report from the Field.

[The William Harvey text is from C. D. O'Malley, F. N. L. Poynter & K. F. Russell, Lectures on the Whole of Anatomy, An Annotated Translation of Prelectiones Anatomiae Universalis, Berkely and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1961.]

Garrett Kalleberg
January 2001


Issue No. 14 Copyright © 2001 The Transcendental Friend. All rights revert to the authors upon publication.