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In this opinion his two brother philosophers practically coincided, though they both ran down the theory as highly detrimental to the best interests of man.
"I am really astonished," said the Reverend Doctor Gaster, gracefully picking off the supernal fragments of an egg he had just cracked, and clearing away a space at the top for the reception of a small piece of butter--"I am really astonished, gentlemen, at the very heterodox opinions I have heard you deliver: sinceNothing can be more obvious than that all animals were created solely and exclusively for the use of man."
"Even the tiger that devours him?" said Mr Escot.
"Certainly," said Doctor Gaster.
"How do you prove it?" said Mr Escot.
"It requires no proof," said Doctor Gaster: "it is a point of doctrine. It is written, therefore it is so."
"Nothing can be more logical," said Mr Jenkison. "It has been said," continued he, "that the ox was expressly made to be eaten by man: it may be said, by a parity of reasoning, that man was expressly made to be eaten by the tiger: but as wild oxen... Peacock, Thomas Love
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