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As with the Spanish mystics of the time of Saint John of the Cross, each sensual image is dissevered from its matrix and developed separately.
To Madison's argument, Fisher Ames said: I should be glad to know if any gentleman considers the state of Rhode Island dissevered from the Union; a maritime State, situated in the most convenient manner for the purposes of smuggling, and defrauding our revenue.
And in so doing he sought to make his own redemption of free grace, which heretics had unconscionably dissevered from the ways of godliness.