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Page 175 presents a page of italicized propositions: “In Nowhere has yet the Whole World taken part of himself for his Wife? By Nowhere have Poorparents been sentenced to Worms, Blood and Thunder for Life. Not yet has the Emp from Corpsica the forced arth out of Engleterre; Not yet have the Sachsen and Judder on the Mound of a Word made Warre; Etc.

“O fortunous casualitas! Lefty takes the cherubcake while Rights cloves his hoof. Darkies never done tug that coon out to play non-excretory, anti-sexuous, misoxenetic, gaasy pure, flesh and blood games, written and composed and sung and danced by Niscemus Nemon, same as piccaninnies play all day, those old (none of your honeys and rubbers!) games for fun and element we used to play with Dina and old Joe kicking her behind and before and the yellow girl kicking him behind old Joe….” Some of the very tiny detail material in this picture play on objectified sexual ‘symbols’ while others work on images of tattoo in a form that reminds us that Shem himself is writing over his body with a ‘pen’ all of the Time.

The image: Shem FW. 175
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