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This bestowal, presented in part through the office warrant, did not impose military service upon the recipient.
The office warrant confirmed the Korean, the Japanese, and the Jurchen recipient in the appointment and reconstituted him as eligible for privileges attached to the bestowal and, in particular, to the post.
In selecting a local seal, the Choson court altered the context of bestowal, reduced the significance of the tributary relationship with Ming China to the interactions with these Jurchens and Japanese, and simplified the setting for relations with post recipients.
Granting practices were consistent across Jurchen communities, though the frequency of bestowal varied.
At this time, not merely the Korean gifting regime but also the Choson court's relations with individual Jurchens and the bestowal of military posts were linked to the court's subordinate position via investiture and conceptions of sadae toward Ming China.
In its ease with theatrical and amorous bestowal, "Days of 1964" marks a high point in Merrill's early love poetry.
By the time of these poems I suspect Merrill had soured on his own facility with bestowal, and with the familiar plots his affections played him through.
"Another August" 159) The word "entrance" is painfully ironic: though we once again see love as theater, no one now has been entranced, swept up in bestowal as in "Days of 1964." As The Fire Screen continues, the poet loses his faith in the once-inspiring theatrical metaphor for love, so that by the time we reach "Remora," Merrill describes his former relationship as one of clever parasite to blundering shark.
Unlike those sequences, however, Merrill's volume refuses to console us or its author with the thought that aesthetic flaws signal a deeper or more valuable achievement of moral or amatory authenticity.(13) The poet undertakes what is perhaps a trickier, threefold task: to restore the value of love as bestowal (which means, in part, love as illusion); to exorcise his self-image as an ever-untouched "young scribe," a "cold man," or "Jack Frost"; and to reconcile himself with the jealous mistress of the volume, the mother tongue as Muse.
However much the poet may return to the world of desire and bestowal, after all, he still fears that a part of him will remain aloof and critical, watching the rhythm of subjection to and defiance of the Muse start up again.
In his eyes bare boughs become "gnarled crystal"--an image that recalls Stendahl's version of bestowal, called "crystallization," in which the lover alone with his thoughts transforms his beloved the way that Salzburg salt miners toss a leafless winter bough into the mine in order to retrieve it, unrecognizable, "covered with a shining deposit of crystals" (135).
But Kleo, whose appearance startled the poet into his vision of bestowal, his "love-blinded gaze," has aged into troubles.