Mr. HOGARTH: But … if the head were cut away, the envy of good looks and talent of voice would also be lost. Then if we performed a second surgery and trimmed off the legs and arms, all manner of action would be halted and as such the reprehensible thoughts and deeds that characterise a lack of beauty would be easily removed …
Mr. WALPOLE: That’s a bit extreme isn’t it?
Mr. HOGARTH: I’m sorry. My thoughts have wandered, I can think of a few people though, that I’d prefer to have a torso only …