Propria persona

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propria persona

adj. from Latin, for oneself. (See: in propria persona, in pro per, pro per)

PROPRIA PERSONA. In his own person. It is a rule in pleading that pleas to the jurisdiction of the court must be pleaded in propria persona, because, if pleaded by attorney, they admit the jurisdiction, as an attorney is an officer of the court, and he is presumed to plead after having obtained leave, which admits the jurisdiction. Lawes on Pl. 91.
     2. An appearance may be in propria persona, and need not be by attorney.

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4) contains a detailed discussion of "Transcendentalism," "With Christopher Smart," and the "Prologue" to Asolando as poems written in propria persona "convey[ing] relatively small degrees of distance between the author and his textual self-representation" (p.
Her use of the word in propria persona, like the frequent use of 'oppression' (without inverted commas), and the portrayal of the Magyars as colonizers demonstrate that Rusinko herself is influenced by and accepts nineteenth-century nationalist ideology as a valid interpretative approach to literature.
In the case of Antipholus and Dromio of Ephesus, the puppets were caricatures of the actors who handled them and played, in propria persona, their Syracusan twins; that of Antipholus was a rigid version of Andy Murray's strongly-carved yet animated face, which nicely suggested the tougher character of the Ephesian twin, and that of Dromio was a sad-eyed leprechaun morph of Ron Campbell's sprightly, affable dolthead.
There is no question that in his comments in propria persona, the inspired narrator of Os Lusiadas misses few opportunities to advertise himself and promote his poem, but his rivals are not necessarily Spaniards; in fact, they are either Italian (Boiardo and Ariosto) or classical (Homer and Virgil) (I, 11-12).
speaks in propria persona and offers solutions of his own that move beyond Balthasar's in interesting ways.
When Edgar intercepts and kills him, he speaks for the first time in propria persona.
Count Miklos Banffy, another Transylvanian landowner and politician, who was an independent member of Parliament in the crucial years before 1914, became Foreign Minister in 1921/22 and who then retired from public life and devoted the rest of his life to literature and the encouragement of the liberal arts, used Tisza in propria persona in his scathing indictment of the pre-1914 Hungarian folly that was the underlying theme of the great trilogy A Transylvanian Tale that he was to write in the years leading up to the Second World War.
Another difficulty to which more attention might have been given is that what Trollope says in propria persona is often at odds with what his vision of the world shows.
Paul Auster, in propria persona, is the opposite of Muffle Mouth; he is unafraid of his own power, precisely because he has acknowledged humiliation's alchemy, its way of letting words vibrate at whatever weird, golden velocity they wish.
So much so that when he talked in propria persona, his readers were apt to look the other way.
These and other remarks in propria persona as a historian will not always elicit agreement from literary critics of Piers, but they can help restrain historically naive criticism of the poem, and encourage literary critics to re-examine the historical sources that frame our understanding of Langland's world.
Mark Twain" bows out in propria persona to leave Huck on stage alone; yet Huck had internalized the joker Twain, who had cocooned within himself the gentlemanly Mr.