Delsarte’s own words:
find no difficulty in attributing to invisible bodies
both the plan and the execution of the beings
who people the universe.
To such a degree of degradation can reason drag man down.
for it appears that in the opinion of certain philosophers pure reason does exist.
I have never seen a pure reason,
lurking within the phrase
* This is a poem composed in part of François Delsarte's own words, from System of Oratory. Delsarte was a singer who developed an acting method by attempting to link emotional experiences to a system of gestures: