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war can be a mere ungrounded velleity, a frivolous hope that nothing bad
I myself think that this ideal is really only a velleity for a man who was so drawn to the magic and possibility of the city, which he described so well, and to the appeal of romance, which he portrayed so convincingly and with which he himself was famously and conspicuously entangled.
Swinburne's childish equation disturbs us because it taunts us with the hallucination of meaning, the unresolved velleity, which is our daily experience.
So I put the book on the shelf, beside my own grammar, Unopened these thirty years, and leave the dark room, And know that all night, while the constellations grind, Beings with folded wings brood above that shelf, Awe-struck and imbecile, and in the dark, Amid History's vice and velleity, that poor book burns Like fox-fire in the black swamp of the world's error.
Like Minnis, Carson is interested in the dubiety of maps which seem authoritative: no more permanent than place, they keep changing along with the city, and shape perceptions of the territory through censorship and velleity.
Austerity is enter breath, physical and mental pain and distress to and opposition velleity and adjusted according to the three branches of the seeker is able to achieve his spiritual authority and find the right way.