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Nehru tried to become the new emperor, subduer, and sovereign of those smiling Himalayas in the north.
Ave lignum crucis, libra summi ducis, vita, salus, via, iugis regni lucis 20 pande reis dia.* *MS: dya The subduer of Hector [i.e., Achilles], himself subdued by Paris, struck Telephus of Troy with his spear (lancea), piercing him deeply in the leg (pertulit cruribus intimum): the wounded man served out his time [i.e., remained in this state] until the [same] spear (hasta) reopened the wound, and the body of the wounded man was restored by [i.e., through contact with] the wood (lignum [= 'spear shaft', hence 'weapon']).
Commenting, "It is a wonderful subduer, this need of love--this hunger of the heart--as peremptory as that other hunger by which Nature forces us to submit to the yoke, and change the face of the world" (I, v, I:64), George Eliot prepares us for Maggie's ultimate sacrifice of her true self to the dictates of society.
By the early seventeenth century the English had long taken it for granted that Man (the species, but especially males) had to be an exploiter of land, a subduer of Nature, in order to survive.
Man, the rightful subduer of nature, must learn to domesticate himself.