Franklin was impressed by this unexpected lecture upon the wickedness of the solid world surrounded by the salt, uncorruptible
waters on which he and his captain had dwelt all their lives in happy innocence.
One must never forget King Charles I immortal words, before his execution: "I go from a corruptible, to an uncorruptible
So you gather all the information, disregard what isn't true, and what you have left are the facts - the immutable, uncorruptible
things that combined give shape and body to the truth.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the uncorruptible
God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.
This return of presence in negation," writes Levinas, "this impossibility of escaping from an anonymous and uncorruptible
existence constitutes the final depths of Shakespearean tragedy" (Existence and Existents 61).