Now the polypus
comes to breakfast upon a worm; now it is kept up to see how long it will live without eating; now it is turned inside outward, and now it sickens and dies." (41) While Smollett, Goldsmith, and others tilt their satires towards the unproductivity of Trembley and his fellow naturalists, and even accuse him of fabricating his discoveries, Fielding's account of the Terrestrial Chrysipus never impugns Trembley or his discovery.
Simplifying the Kraken's world, letting one kind of polypus
slide over into another, activates what might be called the logic of the lowest common denominator.
Although this type of lesion is often referred to as a granuloma gravidarum or a bleeding polypus
of pregnancy, histologically this lesion is a pyogenic granuloma.
an grauis hirsutis cubet hircus in alis.
In Blake the aquatic Polypus
symbolizes human society because some forms of this animal are "colonial" organisms of individuals.(62) Ololon, descending to find Milton, must first enter "the Polypus
within the Mundane Shell .
Thus the polypus
or octopus with its tentacles in the celebrated simile describing the struggle between Salmacis and Hermaphroditus (~Polypus ...
Mass Lesions of the Nose Number Percentage Nasal polyposis 95 71.96 Other mass lesions of the nose 37 28.03 Distribution of mass lesions other than Polyposis nasopharyngeal angiofibroma 8 inverted papiloma 7 fibrous dysplasia 5 rhinisporidiosis 4 bleeding polypus
3 maxillary mucocele 3 Nasoalveolar cyst 2 pleomorphic adenoma 1 nasal dermoid 1 Granuloma Pyogenicum 1 Angiomyxomatous polyp 1 meningoencephalocoele 1 Note: Table made from pie chart.
Three further analogues between the vegetal and the human shape the rest of the chapter: Blake's puzzling attitude toward sexual reproduction, his central placement of the vegetal/animal polypus
, and his redemptive revision of the "globe of blood" that first appears in The Book of Urizen.
"View'd from Miltons Track" Ulro seems "a vast Polypus
/ Of living fibres down into the Sea of Time & Space growing / A self-devouring monstrous Human Death ..." (134, 11.
Hand devours the other sons of Albion to form "a mighty Polypus
" from which Hyle and Coban emerge as his "Emissaries." (86) Since Blake encountered the Hunts well after Hayley and Cromek, the scene makes no sense chronologically.
Most often in Blake the dangerous force of a homogenizing imperialism is represented in the figure of the polypus
, first described in Los's "awful vision" of what he has unknowingly built: ...