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This passage shows something of the complexities of McCarthy's style, with the mild archaism of "prebarbaric mathematick" evoking both Babel and Heraclitus and then being cannily qualified with "western world."
Logick engaged his attention more than mathematick yet he derived aiEftance from both, united corredfaiefs with pertinency, and was moft certainly an excellent judge of He took his degree of Bachelor of Arts in Eafter Term»
These simmering sinners with their cloaks smoking carry the Logos itself from the tabernacle and bear it through the streets while the absolute prebarbaric mathematick of the western world howls them down and shrouds their ragged biblical forms in oblivion. "