First Impressions

January 24, 1997

This week's First Impressions comes from a work that Oxford University ordered burnt in 1683 along with other "Pernicious Books and Damnable Doctrines":

"Nature (the art whereby God hath made and governs the world) is by the art of man, as in many other things, so in this also imitated, that it can make an artificial animal."

Entries should be submitted to: First Impressions, The THES, Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1 9XY, faxed to 0171 782 3300or emailed to

The winner receives a Pounds 20 book token and the closing date is January 28.

The winner of last week's competition, who identified William Empson's Seven Types of Ambiguity, is Stephen Logan of Cambridge.

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