(67) See Congleton, supra note 39, at 40 tbl.1 (comparing the language in the Act of Abjuration
with that in the American Declaration of Independence).
Thus, Prospero's education culminates in an abjuration
of magic, which--given the cluster of ideas associated with magic--amounts to a renunciation of divine right monarchy and also a renunciation of stigma.
In spite of these differences, crucially, the plays' climactic events and climactic utterances--rhetorical triumphs, ignominious defeats, abjurations
, recantations, retractions, verdicts, and executions--are generated by the legal process.
Hence chapter 4, "Life among Strangers," is more speculative than those that consider the process of abjuration
, the abjurers, and the possibility of pardon and return--but not beyond the bounds of acceptable historical argument.
The book opens with a consideration of the role of abjuration
in the legal system and spends a good deal of time on abjuration
as a form of mercy, rather than punishment.
In Ortese's view, the post-war society's refusal of memory corresponds to the abjuration
of history that has lead to capitalistic assimilation and cultural homogenization: "senza piu storia [...] fummo America" ("Attraversando" 25-6).12 Instead of a polity based on bonding and dialogue, Ortese sees a country in a state of collective trauma and alienation: "L'estraneita a noi stessi non era il nostro scopo.
Thoreau's deepest attack is on our provincialism, a term he invokes against those who neglect philosophy "by an exclusive devotion to trade and commerce and manufactures and agriculture." He ends the essay with a seeming abjuration
of everything political: "What is called politics is comparatively something so superficial and inhuman, that practically, I have never fairly recognized that it concerns me at all."
A No vote will be a vote for political inertia, an abjuration
This declaration, however, does not signify that Hardy's dissatisfaction resulted in a total abjuration
of all the philosophical ideas and systems he read.
Trabulse notes the predominance of compositions of a religious nature in the Fama; the inclusion of an edifying biography of Sor Juana by father Diego Calleja, which narrates at length her alleged spiritual conversion; the other prefatory material in the Fama by diverse eulogists who echo Calleja's tribute to Sor Juana's reborn religiosity; and the presence of the "abjuration
" documents mentioned earlier, which, Trabulse notes, only could have been supplied by Aguiar y Seijas himself.
Sceve's assumed triumphant perch atop Lyon's Mount Fourviere was, however, short-lived, as only weeks later, in early December 1536, the royal poet laureate and prince des poetes francoys Clement Marot (1496-1544) returned from his two-year Italian exile, was exonerated upon public abjuration
of his past heresies, and was lavishly received and celebrated among the Lyonnais literati (Dejean 283-89; Guy 240-43).
is the abjuration
of any intent to express limited to sculptors....