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But, I delivered this written communication (slate and all) with my own hand, and Joe received it as a miracle of erudition.
Quitting this land, we soon arrived at another in which the bees and the birds are mathematicians of such genius and erudition, that they give daily instructions in the science of geometry to the wise men of the empire.
Eager could not resist the opportunity for erudition.
To go to ruin on what is already a ruin: Despite all its exertion of control, its erudition and conceptuality, a tendency toward the self-indulgently moribund lurks through the highly elaborated texture of allegory and decay.
It is full of erudition and illuminating insights, but it is an organizational nightmare.
Edmund Hall Massacre and the expulsion of the Oxford Six for Methodist evangelizing [Letter 11]) impresses deeply on our critical judgment the exceptional erudition of Sancho, his steady engagement with the great political and social issues of his time, his patriotism, and his passionate identification with currents of thought and modes of feeling in Georgian England.
It is also noted for its bibliographic thoroughness, for its topical essays by the world's leading scholars, and for the erudition of its readers' published letters to the editor.
The accounts of Hamilton's sex life, Jay's "conspicuously aquiline nose,' and Madison's erudition in the classics are left unlinked to their arguments in The Federalist and elsewhere.
To describe In Defence of History as a demolition derby on postmodernism does less than justice to the subtlety and erudition of much of Evan's argument.
With impressive erudition, he traces its roots back to Ilya Repin and the Itinerants, as well as to Lenin's comrade Anatoli Lunacharski's 1903 prescription for political art, Foundations of a Positive Aesthetic; he tracks it through the Khrushchev thaw to the last days of Leonid Brezhnev.