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(36) For Dooyeweerd, there was no neutral sphere of life, dissevered from the kingdom of God, which is in fact the root of all societal structures.
He had happened to dissever himself from the world -- to vanish -- to give up his place and privilege with living men, without being admitted among the dead.[2]
So the mystery of Effing's early life is clearly another variation on the "disappearing man" motif, and Hawthorne's judgment of Wakefield is equally true of Julian Barber: "He had contrived, or rather he had happened, to dissever himself from the world--to vanish--to give up his place and privileges with living men, without being admitted among the dead" (160).
Just imagine if the States had talked back in i860 when hailed (in line 53 of "Apostroph.") as "O union impossible to dissever!"
I will make a song for These States that no one State may under any circumstances be subjected to another State, And I will make a song that there shall be comity by day and by night between all The States, and between any two of them, And I will make a song of the organic bargains of These States--and a shrill song of curses on him who would dissever the Union; .
And thus, having severed the unity that the law had forged between himself and his wife, he is left in a liminal state: "He had contrived, or rather he had happened, to dissever himself from the world--to vanish--to give up his place and privileges with living men, without being admitted among the dead" (9:138).
Fate urg'd the Sheers, and cut the Sylph in twain, (But Airy Substance soon unites again) The meeting Points the sacred Hair dissever From the fair Head, for ever and for ever!
A gruesome picture indeed, but with significant medieval overtones, for in the same way the purported death-scene photographs further dissever the always photogenic Princess and summon a grisly profit, so too the bodies of saints and holy persons in the Middle Ages could be distributed as relics or enshrined in reliquaries, thereby creating a market for miracle-seekers, pilgrims, and hawkers of all kinds.
Simultaneously, he can provoke and proscribe, instigate and decry, tempt and denounce, as he does in his speech on "Sweet, sweet, sweet poison" (itself an oxymoron) and "Mad world, mad kings, mad composition." His double-dealing culminates in the "wild counsel" to unite with the enemy to destroy the object of rivalry, and then, "That done, dissever your united strengths" so as to attack each other (2.1.372-95).
to wholly dissever the masculine from the feminine." He also proclaimed, "How normal some things are which we have so far tried to account for as disease." He then suggested to his readers that they "go with sex away from the usual into the special." (18) Moreover, as other scholars have argued, and as I will too, Traubel openly practiced what he preached as he not only married and had legitimate children but also very likely had extra-marital relationships with both men and women and fathered "love children." Since Traubel devoted his life's work to Whitman, it is reasonable to assume he believed that Whitman would have regarded these involvements as both sacred and moral--in other words, as forms of comradeship.
(13) For comparison, Robert Browning's "Porphyria's Lover" uses archaic or poetic words like "dissever" (1.
The eye is thus forcibly related to the line of God's word; woe to him that would dissever them.