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There is No Natural Religion, object 8 (Bentley a8, Erdman a8, Keynes a8)

Sector E
plate Illustration:

A boy with curly hair strides, right foot forward, back and to the left. He wears knee-length breeches and perhaps a shirt. With arms extended horizontally to the left and fingers spread open on at least his left hand, he reaches toward a duck or swan floating on a small body of water (perhaps a river or lake). The boy's gestures suggest the theme of "Mans desires" (E2) in the text. A tree, with an intertwined vine, grows up the left margin. One of the tree's branches, bearing a few spiky leaves, arches over the heading number and text at the top of the plate. A dark shadow extends along the ground from the base of the tree on the left to the boy's feet on the right.

Component (Sector D)

Keywords: male, child, young, striding, facing left, curly hair, breeches, shirt, arms raised horizontally, fingers, reaching

A boy with curly hair strides, right foot forward, back and to the left. He wears knee-length breeches and perhaps a shirt. With arms extended horizontally to the left and fingers spread open on at least his left hand, he reaches toward a duck or swan on the left.

Component (Sector C)

Keywords: bird, swan, duck, facing right, floating

A duck or swan floats on a small body of water, perhaps a lake or river. The bird faces to the right.

Component (Sector E)

Keywords: tree, branch, leaf, arching

A tree grows up the left margin of the plate. One of its branches, bearing a few spiky leaves, arches over the heading number and text at the top of the plate.

Component (Sector AC)

Keywords: vine, entwined

A vine is entwined around the lower half of the tree near the left margin.

Component (Sector CD)

Keywords: water, lake, river

The bird lower left appears to be floating on a small body of water, perhaps a lake or river.

Component (Sector CD)

Keywords: shadow, dark

A dark shadow extends along the ground from the base of the tree on the left to the boy's feet on the right.
 
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