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He had happened to dissever himself from the world -- to vanish -- to give up his place and privilege with living men, without being admitted among the dead.
On the lines describing the actual moments of severance - 'The meeting Points the sacred Hair dissever / From the fair Head, for ever and for ever
So the mystery of Effing's early life is clearly another variation on the "disappearing man" motif, and Hawthorne's judgment of Wakefield is equally true of Julian Barber: "He had contrived, or rather he had happened, to dissever himself from the world--to vanish--to give up his place and privileges with living men, without being admitted among the dead" (160).
I will make a song for These States that no one State may under any circumstances be subjected to another State, And I will make a song that there shall be comity by day and by night between all The States, and between any two of them, And I will make a song of the organic bargains of These States--and a shrill song of curses on him who would dissever the Union; .
And thus, having severed the unity that the law had forged between himself and his wife, he is left in a liminal state: "He had contrived, or rather he had happened, to dissever himself from the world--to vanish--to give up his place and privileges with living men, without being admitted among the dead" (9:138).
Fate urg'd the Sheers, and cut the Sylph in twain, (But Airy Substance soon unites again) The meeting Points the sacred Hair dissever From the fair Head, for ever and for ever
His double-dealing culminates in the "wild counsel" to unite with the enemy to destroy the object of rivalry, and then, "That done, dissever your united strengths" so as to attack each other (2.
The eye is thus forcibly related to the line of God's word; woe to him that would dissever them.