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Though I find it exceedingly difficult to extend any measure of clemency in a case involving the despicable crime of which this convict was confessedly guilty, yet I think that this is an exceptional case of its class.
The allegorist leaves the world of the given--his own passions--to talk of that which is confessedly less real, which is a fiction.
The volume, for example, gives us a mature Bunyan very sure of his place in two metaphysically unequal, conjugal worlds (one, seemingly, to be suffered with few companionable benefits of"real" value in a fleshly and legal here and now and the other to be enjoyed in the hereafter by way of eternal union with the heavenly Christ) and a younger Bunyan, the subject of a confessedly "speculative" psychoanalytical inquiry, who lacks all semblance of assurance and stability in troubling religious, political, military, and familial domains.
48) As Raoul Berger states: "Since lawmaking confessedly needs to be based on an
The Wild happens to be being killed by a culture that has openly and confessedly intended to eradicate, eliminate the wild, to conquer, tame, subjugate and destroy it all -- a culture that is the active enemy of all life -- certainly of all self-willed -- wild life.
Everywhere on earth, save where the enlightenment of the modern age is confessedly in eclipse, the movement is toward the completer and more enamored enfranchisement of the lower orders.
How can one be said injuriously to affect others, or interfere with these great objects, by doing an act which confessedly visits its consequences on himself alone?
When investigating a biblical text, confessedly Christian Old Testament scholars like myself can never be satisfied with having parsed Hebrew verbs, grasped the literary beauty of the narrative, felt the pathos of the psalmist, or appreciated the rhetoric of the prophets.
As yet, we have, confessedly, but partial glimmerings of her divine presence .
Read from a confessedly Christian perspective, the Isaiah passage testifies to this same Great Reversal of human expectations and worldviews.
Callisthenes' interest too is confessedly sexual ('Eros scripted my role as bandit; Eros made me weave these artful wiles to get you.