Götz Kluge

Götz Kluge

Posted on 08/12/2013

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Detail from an illustration by Henry Holiday (cut by Joseph Swain) to Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, 1876.

273 · · The Boots and the Broker were sharpening a spade--
274 · · · · Each working the grindstone in turn:
275 · · But the Beaver went on making lace, and displayed
276 · · · · No interest in the concern:

277 · · Though the Barrister tried to appeal to its pride,
278 · · · · And vainly proceeded to cite
279 · · A number of cases, in which making laces
280 · · · · Had been proved an infringement of right.

421 · · But the Barrister, weary of proving in vain
422 · · · · That the Beaver's lace-making was wrong,
423 · · Fell asleep, and in dreams saw the creature quite plain
424 · · · · That his fancy had dwelt on so long.

(from Lewis Carroll's and Henry Holiday's The Hunting of the Snark, 1876)

Why should a peaceful activity like lace-making have "proved an infringement of right"? How can lace-making be wrong? The Beaver's "lace-making" may have been used to symbolize dissection in context with C. L. Dodgson's (aka Lewis Carroll's) involvement in the vivisection debate.

o Charles Darwin: www.ipernity.com/doc/goetzkluge/album/370833
o Eva Amsen, Alice's Adventures in Animal Experimentation, 2007-09-19, easternblot.net/2007/09/19/alices_adventures_in_animal_experimentation
o Lewis Carroll, Some Popular Fallacies About Vivisection, Fortnightly Review [London: 1865-1934] 23 (1875 Jun): 847-854; Online at Animal Rights History, 2003. www.animalrightshistory.org/animal-rights-c1837-1901/victorian-c/car-lewis-carroll/1875-06-vivisection.htm
o On the usage of lace-needles with microscopes see pg. 391 in Darwin, C. R. 1849, On the use of the microscope on board ship, in Owen, R., Zoology. In Herschel, J. F. W. ed., A manual of scientific enquiry; prepared for the use of Her Majesty's Navy, and adapted for travellers in general. London: John Murray, pp. 389-395.
"Circular discs of fine-textured cork, of the size of the saucers (with one or two circular springs of steel-wire to keep the cork at the bottom of the water), serve for fixing objects to be dissected by direct instead of transmitted light. For this end short fine pins and lace-needles should be procured; wherever it is possible, the animal ought to be fixed to the cork under water."
o Jed Mayer: The vivisection of the Snark, 2009-06-22: Victorian Poetry (Amazon etext in HTML)
o Rod Preece: Darwinism, Christianity, and the Great Vivisection Debate , Journal of the History of Ideas - Volume 64, Number 3, July 2003, pp. 399-419
o Letters on vivisection from/to Charles Darwin: www.darwinproject.ac.uk/advanced-search?as-corresp=&as-person=&as-place=&ask-content=vivisection&asv-content=as-body&as-year-from=&as-year-to=&as-set=&as-physdesc=&as-volume=&as-repository=&as-calnum=&as-n=&intercept=adv&asp-page=0&as-type=letter&asdesc=#type=letters&secondKeyword=vivisection&sort=date&itemsPerPage=25&currentPage=1&filterOperand=AND
o People related to vivisection and Charles Darwin: www.darwinproject.ac.uk/advanced-search?as-corresp=&as-person=&as-place=&ask-content=vivisection&asv-content=as-body&as-year-from=&as-year-to=&as-set=&as-physdesc=&as-volume=&as-repository=&as-calnum=&as-n=&intercept=adv&asp-page=0&as-type=letter&asdesc=#type=people&keyword=vivisection&sort=title&itemsPerPage=25&currentPage=1&filterOperand=AND

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