Ackerley's protagonist reserved most of the details of his human sexuality but gave away those of his dog-love so prodigally
that he nearly incriminated himself.
The sales particulars make a good read: 'He had undutifully and disobediently demeaned himself to his father and extravagantly, prodigally
and profusely spend and wasted much of his estate.' Eventually, however, he managed to hang on to a best bit, his 1688 marriage settlement including the mansion house, orchard, gardens, buildings, barns, stables, outhouse and dove house.'
Waters' cuisine is open to the charge of elitism, for one of its most prodigally
used ingredients is time, and we are told that none of us has much of that any more and that time is money.
My thesis is that the world needs us instead to waste our time royally in worship and, consequently, to be Church, a people different from the world and thereby prodigally
offering the gifts of the extravagant splendor of God.
But Sparta, prodigally
, has given us not one but two English adjectives, and a noun besides: `spartan', of course, `laconic', and, less obviously, `helot'.
Wordsworth's sonnet typically begins with an apparent plenitude (conveyed, just as in his sonnet on Westminster Bridge, through negation)--"While not a leaf seems faded; while the fields,/with ripening harvest prodigally
fair"--and then reveals that this fullness in fact covers up for death: "this nipping air, / Sent from some distant clime where Winter wields / His icy scimitar, a foretaste yields / Of bitter change." Like many of his other sonnets, this poem enacts, on one level, the discovery of a revelatory quality in loss itself.
That's quite a waste, given a cast that is the most significant of the many resources prodigally
lavished by Manhattan Theater Club on this long, labored and hollow comedy.
JOHN SINGER SARGENT: THE SENSUALIST by Trevor Fairbrother (Yale University Press, $39.95) The prodigally
gifted painter, who never declared his sexuality but who is thought to have had at least one same-sex love, is celebrated for his tactile appreciation for all things beautiful--in other words, his gay sensibility (December)
"Fundamentalism is prodigally
dissipating the Christian culture accretion of centuries, a serious sin," cried Harold Ockenga, a decade ago.
Now he stood face to face with Greder herself: the tyrant of Khoren Four, she who was spending so prodigally
on entertainments for the curia.
Now, with Soviet ballet no longer even Soviet, the Kirov has proved eager to acquire the repertory of their prodigally
In the meantime, Sofia and Esteban are erotically and prodigally
attracted to him as an alternative "father" and as a foreign source of their own self-realization.