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The suggestion that this "hero" suffers a greater "loss" than Belinda hyperbolizes the splenetic fit that she endures, for all the "striking resemblance" of surface-level details; again, the familiar and strange converge as Pope's "matter" is reshaped to fit new contexts, and to sharpen the critical focus on a hero implicitly likened to a "lady.
Her splenetic attack on Saul (Mandy Patinkin) and his colleagues do her reputation no good, especially when her former mentor is struggling to keep things under control in his new position as head of the CIA.
Burton prioritizes the hypostasis of acedic idleness as cause of melancholy, considers melancholy both as malign cosmic power and as a splenetic disposition of the mind that is constitutive only of the melancholic temperaments, emphasizes the hypostasis of boredom, and contemplates the nothing made visible in idleness, and considers only socially purposeful engagement as work.
Butler's sympathies are clearly with Geoffrey Fisher, the Archbishop of Canterbury, who indicted Johnson in a splenetic 1952 debate in the House of Lords as 'blind, unreasonable and stupid'.
In this regard Thompson follows the example of Yorick of Sterne's A Sentimental Journey, who wants to order his examples into their respective categories of idle, inquisitive, lying, proud, vain, splenetic, delinquent, unfortunate, simple, and sentimental travelers.
As such, he is primarily a vehicle for Jacobson's splenetic humour.
Outspoken indeed, and sweepingly splenetic to boot.
When Michael Hofmann's brilliant, splenetic demolition of long-dead Austrian mediocrity Stefan Zweig appeared in the London Review of Books in 2010, it was met with a wave of befuddled indignation: Whence, demanded outraged Zweig admirers (
Sir Ken, badly hampered at halfway, took the last a length adrift of Impney, but Molony had held on to his horse - "He was in a bad mood that day," said Molony of his occasionally splenetic partner - and when he let Sir Ken go he responded admirably, digging deep, stretching out his neck and collaring Impney 100 yards from the line.
prostitutes, actors and clowns," wrote the splenetic Roman who would earn sainthood by translating the Greek Bible into Latin in nearby Bethlehem.
With steely resolve and gimlet eye, David Cameron moved decisively to take charge of the increasingly splenetic debate surrounding Scotland's future.
He encourages his reader to take a "complex" view of wealth, one that acknowledges the splenetic perspective, but also reinstates the "the pleasures of wealth and greatness" and how they "strike the imagination as something grand and beautiful and noble" (183).