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Both the historian and the romancer may well be obliged by a rule that their first duty is "the benefit and blessing of the races which they severally represent," and both have in their care "the holy trusts of art" in its role as a stimulant "to ardency in the grand and unceasing struggle after perfection.
However, by the end of the novel, it becomes clear that Ethel's heedlessness is only one manifestation of an underlying character trait, ardency or enthusiasm, that also makes possible great religious and intellectual achievements.
Where earlier authors looked to England and Europe for aesthetic inspiration and cultural validation, writes Powers, Twain provided a "radically new native voice [that was] diametrically the opposite of Jamesian eloquence [and which] radiated, in its very homespun ardency, a new sort of American truth.
9) Just as the disciples denounced Mary's ardent act of profound and sacred significance as a "waste," Roger despises Dale and condemns his sincere, fervent effort as "blasphemous" and "extravagant" (10) Roger both envies and condemns the exuberant ardency of Dale's faith, which inspires the young man's audacious project, just as he envies and degrades Dale's sexual potency in his pornographic fantasies depicting the young man's encounters with Esther.
While 'Aeolus' moves the young would-be bard perilously close to the kind of empty sentimentalism that so often usurps the ardency of authentic poetic expression, Stephen offsets the dangers through the counterweight of a sceptical, self-critical turn of mind--a mind that does not easily forget the long history of false rhetoric and home betrayals that mark the Irish condition.
Reminding readers of this tale, Boyne emphasizes an unattractive side to male ardency.
Even more inconvenient is the fact that while Farrell was an ardent Cold Warrior, his ardency was rather idiosyncratic.
Gross inequalities in economic resources and standards of living between different parts of the world are a popular reason given for the ardency and viciousness of contemporary terrorists, (41) although governmental collapse in "failed states" as a breeding ground for terrorists presents a more convincing variation on this logic.
But London was not only philosophic in his disgust; he took hypocrisy personally, too--thus his startling ardency.
This occasionally fuzzy but generally crystalline reissue of their early Bluebird 78s and radio recordings (the first of four such releases) captures the brothers' savvy ardency in twinning sacred and secular sentiments, as well as the kind of intuitive symbiotic harmonizing that only blood kin can pull off.
Johnson's ardency emerges in his hobbies as well, as a golfer who has played everywhere from Hawaii to Ireland and as a scuba enthusiast who plans to dive the Seychelles and the Red Sea.
Harding's] style there is pressure, ardency, effortcy, gasping, a high grunting, Cheyne-Stokes breathing.