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The poet is a namer and what he names is the most subtilized ether, empyrean invented to fill non-existent spaces; he lives within the residual perfume of names, haunted home.
Islam brought an imperious theism, reasserting a Semitic faith that had been not only subtilized but betrayed--as Islam saw it--by Christian theology.
Perspectivism breeds partisanship, now as ever, and while the overtly polemical character of much Victorian writing was muted or subtilized in verse, it was anything but absent.