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an outward appearance

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At one point he claims that Socrates, a potentially problematic case for the physiognomists, must have had a soul that was naturally beautiful and just; (42) at another he states that Socrates corrected his naturally unruly disposition (which was congruous with his ugly appearance) by the force of reason.
Lavater was a true believer: "With secret ecstasy the benevolent Physiognomist penetrates into the interior of his fellow-creature.
Tramutolo next took new photographs of the father and son and had a physiognomist attest to their similar features, but to no avail.
Once their affair comes to an end, the narrator falls in love with another young man, an American from Georgia named Paul who works as a physiognomist, "the person who recognizes the regulars and celebrities" at the door of a trendy club.
44) The physiognomist (qa'if) was an expert who had been consulted since pre-Islamic times to determine a child's paternity.
II:117) A physiognomist, or if one wishes, a modern wit, would amuse his circle by assigning to the Hottentot, in the chain of being, a place between man and the orang-utan.
Thus Apuleius' account of the fictional Socrates as dissolute may not be so far outside the mainstream of the tradition as it was current in late antiquity; one might compare also the story reported by Nietzsche in which Socrates concurs with the judgment of a physiognomist passing through Athens, who remarked that Socrates was a monster, containing within him every kind of foul lust and vice.
Still, it would require the shrewdest physiognomist to infer from these features the astonishment of the poetry.
12) And the Swiss physiognomist Johann Caspar Lavater (1741-1801) recapitulated this at the close of the eighteenth century, noting that "the beauty and deformity of the countenance is in just and determinate proportion to the moral beauty and deformity of the man.
See how you shape with our body guide by palmist Bettina Luxon and physiognomist Naomi Tickle.