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When McMichael's next long poem Four Good Things (1980) appeared, Robert Hass praised it fulsomely, but seemed to have a hard time finding the poem's focus: "It is a new, remarkable long poem about--of all things--Pasadena," he wrote, "it is about worry, death, taxes, planning, probability theory, insomnia, stamp collecting, cancer, domestic architecture, sex manuals, the Industrial Revolution, real estate .
They're not true and I apologize for them fulsomely and genuinely.
I still recall--when I was very young--sitting behind two loud-mouthed matinee ladies fulsomely extolling the skill of the dancers who, they obviously imagined, were not only making up the steps as they went along, but were, very cleverly, avoiding all bumps and collisions in the process.
He films ruined cities, anguished faces, beatific Buddhas, sinister skies, lambent rivers at dawn and at twilight, grinning children, passing trains at night, airplanes cutting through the cloudy firmament, birds leaving the bare, blasted branches of trees and flapping off into the sky in slow motion--all of these far too well--trod cinematic moments--superbly, movingly, somehow endlessly evading the cliches in which his script so fulsomely trades.
Both players were fulsomely praised, along with the long-serving Mathias Soderstrom who is also on the way out, by Thompson, who thanked them for their contribution to the club.
For example, upon his departure from federal politics, and upon hearing allies and adversaries fulsomely and in unison singing his praises, he was heard to remark that, all in all, he was probably just too good for this country anyway.
I think Maugham's intellectual ideal was the eighteenth-century philosopher David Hume, a man so equable that he was known as "le bon David," and whose prose Maugham fulsomely praised.
Can one imagine the kind of verbiage about saving the world that Ryn so fulsomely mocks coming from that alleged Cold War liberal Dean Acheson?
The entire model of presentation here, with its hilariously transparent impostor structure, the abrupt announcement of grand claims (" We, Jack Cade") to a heckling lower-class crowd, the raucous laughter as the vulgar identity is skewered beneath the swelling pretensions, and the commoners who choose to stay with the uproar despite disbelief in the declamatory nonsense, surely recalls in unmistakable terms the scene in Cheapside, only months previously, when Hacket's "Angels" fulsomely proclaimed, to mirthful crowd reactions.
Its acknowledgements fulsomely thanked John Bolton and the staff of AEI for their assistance, while Richard Perle glowingly blurbed the book as "splendid and wholly convincing.