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But the Anemolians, because they dwell far thence, and had very little acquaintance with them, hearing that they were all apparelled alike, and that very rudely and homely, thinking them not to have the things which they did not wear, being therefore more proud than wise, determined in the gorgeousness of their apparel to represent very gods, and with the bright shining and glistening of their gay clothing to dazzle the eyes of the silly poor Utopians.
So there came in three Ambassadors with a hundred servants all apparelled in changeable colours; the most of them in silks; the Ambassadors themselves (for at home in their own country they were noble men) in cloth of gold, with great chains of gold, with gold hanging at their ears, with gold rings upon their fingers, with brooches and aglettes* of gold upon their caps, which glistered full of pearls and precious stones; to be short, trimmed and adorned with all those things, which among the Utopians were either the punishment of bondmen, or the reproach of infamed persons, or else trifles for young children to play withall.
Therefore it would have done a man good at his heart to have seen how proudly they displayed their peacocks' feathers; how much they made of their painted sheathes; and how loftily they set forth and advanced themselves, when they compared their gallant apparel with the poor raiment of the Utopians.
For to the eyes of all the Utopians, except very few, which had been in other countries for some reasonable cause, all that gorgeousness of apparel seemed shameful and reproachful; in so much that they most reverently saluted the vilest and most abject of them for lords; passing over the Ambassadors themselves without any honour; judging them by their wearing of golden chains to be bondmen.
But when the Ambassadors had been there a day or two, and saw so great abundance of gold so lightly esteemed, yea, in no less reproach than it was with them in honour; and, besides that, more gold in the chains and gyves of one fugitive bondman, than all the costly ornaments of their three was worth; then began a-bate their courage, and for very shame laid away all that gorgeous array whereof they were so proud; and especially when they had talked familiarly with the Utopians, and had learned all their fashions and opinions.
In the book review article at hand I discuss Douwe Fokkema's 2011 Perfect Worlds: Utopian Fiction in China and the West and the collected volumes Noir Urbanisms: Dystopic Images of the Modern City (2010) edited by Gyan Prakash, Utopia/Dystopia: Conditions of Historical Possibility (2010) edited by Michael D.
This deliberately presentist essay uses More's Utopia to contribute to the debate over the relationship between environmentalism and postcolonialism; explore the relationship between a text's contexts and "meaning(s)"; and illustrate how utopian thinking can expose contradictions underlying other forms of imagining better worlds.
Utopian negotiation; Aphra Behn and Margaret Cavendish.
com)-- PublishAmerica is proud to present Utopian Eternity by Rohini A.
TONYMulhearn''s decision to run in the mayoral election is a very interesting turn of events, but his campaign seems to be full of the same old utopian militant rhetoric.
Howard Brenton's utopian play Greenland has received little scholarly attention and has been belittled and even scorned by a number of theater critics.
NICK GIFFORD will not get the chance to test Utopian at Cheltenham after it was decided not to make an entry for him in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper, for which he had been as short as 10-1, writes Jon Lees.