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When they arrived at the ante-chamber, above the door was visible a shield, which, by its rich ornaments and its harmony with the rest of the furniture, indicated the importance the owner attached to this blazon. Monte Cristo stopped and examined it attentively.
With white armor, blazoned shield, and plume of ostrich-feathers from his helmet, he carried himself in so jaunty and joyous a fashion, with tossing pennon and curveting charger, that a shout of applause ran the full circle of the arena.
He also worked with his little sister, Katlego Ntirang known as Dato Seiko who is proving to be a force to reckon with as she blazons into the industry.
Hacker is the author of numerous collections of poetry and of translated poetry, most recently, Blazons , Carcanet Press (2019).
Propelled by processual verbs, enumerated in tandem, and presented in a narrative manner that confuses (and hybridizes) Daphne's body and the laurel tree, these blazons offer no clear or simple description to an English naturalist who might wish to pluck from The Metamorphoses some poetry about the laurel tree to include in an herbal that he is composing.
More specifically, she looks at 'blazons of men by men' (p.
They cover the secret of secrets, column at the end of time, blazons of the saints, the grail, the fountain of the bleeding lance, God's throne on Earth, mapping the pathways, the effluents of deity, in plain sight, and the Eucharist.
Warley states that both critical trends were more related to class issues than to literary analysis of the sequence, and he suggests that New Historicist emphasis on political subtexts in sequences and feminist focus on Petrarchan blazons are still caught up in earlier conceptual frameworks.
Most are simple, but elegant, engraved cards bearing the name of the owner; some, from the 1830s onwards, have the addition of heraldic or pseudo-heraldic blazons. All assert a degree of sophistication and pride and show something of the mental baggage of the book-owning classes in the colonies.
For example, Vickers compares French anatomical blazons and the woodcuts that accompanied them with contemporary anatomical dissections in order to argue that, whereas anatomical treatise relied upon a projected reintegration of the dissected body through medical knowledge, in the blazons, especially in their printed form, the part takes on the capacity to "[undermine] any integrity the poems themselves might have made" (8).
Any scholar with an interest in blazon will have encountered Nancy Vickers's writing on the use of blazons by Petrarch's early modern successors.
In discussing the Amoretti, she argues that the tendency of blazons to commodify women, as in sonnet 15, "Ye tradefull merchants," is criticized within the sequence.