But there are many other circumstances which evince that what I have alleged is the true cause of the motion of the blood: thus, in the first place, the difference that is observed between the blood which flows from the veins, and that from the arteries, can only arise from this, that being rarefied, and, as it were, distilled by passing through the heart, it is thinner, and more vivid, and warmer immediately after leaving the heart, in other words, when in the arteries, than it was a short time before passing into
either, in other words, when it was in the veins; and if attention be given, it will be found that this difference is very marked only in the neighborhood of the heart; and is not so evident in parts more remote from it.
axis of blackness." Both the reader and the writer must attempt to balance these two axes, which implies that they must recognize that "identity" in the passing novel is always simultaneously susceptible to a straightforward Lacanian reading (with all its inherent "tragic" dualisms stemming from the semantic split between self and other) and a Gatesian reading which Signifies upon the first reading, and transforms the tragedy of passing into
a seizure of rhetorical and political power.