An Historical Account of the Discovery and Education of a Savage Man, Or of the First Developments, Physical and Moral, of the Young Savage Caught in the Woods Near Aveyron, in the Year 1798
R. Phillips, 1802 - 148 pagina's
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Pagina 17 - what did they see ?—a disgusting, slovenly boy, affected with spasmodic, and frequently with convulsive motions, continually balancing himself like• some of the animals in the menagerie, biting and scratching those who contradicted him, expressing no kind of affection for those who attended upon him; and, in short, indifferent to
Pagina 71 - the joy which was painted in his eyes, in all the motions and postures of his body, at the view of the hills and the
Pagina 94 - of speech would have been soon acquired by Victor; a point of communication would have been established between him and me, and the most rapid progress must necessarily have ensued. Instead of this, I had obtained only an expression of the pleasure which he felt, insignificant as it related to himself, and useless to us both.
Pagina 33 - To extend the sphere of his ideas, by giving him new wants, and by increasing the number of his relations to the objects surrounding him.
Pagina 20 - represented to us his senses as in such a state of inertia, that this unfortunate youth was found, according to his report, very inferior to some of our domestic animals. His eyes were without steadiness, without expression, wandering from one object to another, without fixing upon
Pagina 13 - some time before in the woods of Caune, in France, looking after acorns and roots, upon which he subsisted, was met in the same place,
Pagina 21 - report exhibited him to us as incapable of attention (unless as it respected the objects of his wants,) and consequently of all the operations of the mind which depended upon it; destitute of memory, of judgment, even of a disposition to imitation ; and so bounded were his ideas, even those which related to his immediate wants,
Pagina 95 - it was generally only during the enjoyment of the thing, that the word lait was pronounced. Sometimes he happened to utter it before, and at other times a little after, but always without having ) :•.• •<, any view in the use of it. I do not attach any more importance to his spontaneous repetition of it, when he happens to wake during the course of the night.