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Abraham's resulting fervor to redesign Mary's eremitic accommodations--from living quarters he shares with his "adoptive daughter" to "ideo faciam illi exiguam absque introitu cellulam meis mansiunculis contiguam" (a little cell, narrow of entrance and adjacent to my own dwelling) (52)--captures the paradox of his desire to possess Mary, to control access to her without literally polluting her.
It was the contemplative, eremitic life, where one could engage in an extended conversation with Christ, that appealed to the poet; in contrast, he did not identify with the dispatching of the mendicant brothers back to the people.
Thus, he takes us back to the Christian legend of the temptations of the father of monachism in the solitude of the desert to fulfill his eremitic vocation.
bar]na-sutta), advises the practitioner to be like the rhinoceros (or the rhinoceros horn) in avoiding attachments and leading an eremitic life.
Second, the eremitic status of this type of male poet betrays the wisdom that Barrett Browning's epigraph cites, perhaps ironically, from Wordsworth's "Lines Left upon a Seat in a Yew Tree" (1805): "O be wiser thou, / Instructed that true knowledge leads to love" (ll.
Stieglecker suggests that with this panegyric Brant expressed in a humanist mode his admiration for the eremitic life and advocated a rejection of materialism to his non-eremitic readers.
Leclercq inventories Giustiniani's writings and analyzes Giustiniani's polemics about how the eremitic ideal had been corrupted.
In Syria she repaired to an eremitic life and died peacefully in her old age, close to the present Convent of St.
Li notes that no historical figure other than Tao is identified as a recluse-poet in Shipin and shows that while dynastic histories list many recluses in this period few were poets, fewer still made it into Shipin, and none is cited for eremitic qualities.
Catholic solitaries are one of two expressions of the religious life: the cenobitic--the monk or friar--and the eremitic.
The old Franco-Italian model that extrapolates the thirteenth-century shift from rural spirituality to urban mendicant engagement across the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries may have to be revised for Renaissance Italy to account for the fourteenth-century introduction and resurgence of eremitic and contemplative orders and their houses across northern Italy.
75) for the view that the eremitic life is superior, while an example of the progression from cenobitic to eremitic life is found in the life of Paphnutius in Conl.