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Distinction - continued...

"If the difference of staff is not taken into account, monkeys on stage resemble much more a standard human stage than one would usually assume [...]. Praise and blame get distributed by the highest standard of justice and tact and do not fail to have the desired effect like on real stage; but apelike praise is sometimes enhanced by a raisin or the like, blame in rare cases by a soft stroke which draws a fine distinction to the human stage."

Der Spaziergang der Madame Pompadour

Reference: Voss, Julia. 2001. Distinction.. The Virtual Laboratory (ISSN 1866-4784), http://vlp.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/references?id=art6&page=p0002