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Yet Donoghue also treats Pater with almost unremitting condescension, recycling the familiar image of the meek, "hothouse" aesthete of brittle talents, who was abashed by his dangerous disciple, Wilde, and overmastered by the world at large.
Line 60 oversway'd ] guided; perhaps, overmastered.
So] what does the task of philosophy look like when you do not believe in metalanguage, do not consider that history has been divided up by revolutions, when you do not take the new focus of mastery as having definitively overmastered the world?
Hence from the point of view of The New York Trilogy, space can be a place where selfhood is lost, where selves (the quarry) are found, where intertextuality can be maintained, where space itself can be overmastered within space, through mapping, and where, through the act of establishing a utopia, space can finally express its dominance over history.
Young men are a locus of political and military hubris; and the tyrant's actions against them may seem almost justified, since even Adrastos, himself nominally a turannos, was overmastered by the uproar of his youthful followers.
He was fond of opposing the rhetorical mastery of the Horatian tradition to the Longinian example of the poet overmastered by the unsettling experience of what he called "the secret places of the Muse.
In a work attributed to the Greek physician Hippocrates, it is written that the purpose of medicine is "to do away with the sufferings of the sick, to lessen the violence of their diseases," but also "to refuse to treat those who are overmastered by their diseases, realizing that in such cases medicine is powerless.
This hope, however, is almost overmastered by negation.