“The Tell-Tale Body”

The Constitution of Disabilities in School

Authored by: Ray McDermott , Jason Duque Raley

Handbook of Social Justice in Education

Print publication date:  December  2008
Online publication date:  June  2009

Print ISBN: 9780805859270
eBook ISBN: 9780203887745
Adobe ISBN: 9781135596149

10.4324/9780203887745.ch27

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Abstract

The tell-tale body is all tongues. Men are like Geneva watches with crystal faces which expose the whole movement…. The face and eyes reveal what the spirit is doing, how old it is, what aims it has. The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul, or, through and how many forms it has already ascended. (Emerson, 1860, p. 154)

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