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The first is an arrogant pretension falsified by the contradictory opinions of Rulers in all ages, and throughout the world: the second an unhallowed perversion of the means of salvation." (152) This is why Madison opposed religious establishments.
Thus, for instance, in The power of words Poe (1976: 174) imagines a disembodied conscience that gives birth to a "wild star," whose "brilliant flowers are the dearest of all unfulfilled dreams" and whose "raging volcanoes are the passions of the most turbulent and unhallowed of hearts." According to Tresch (2004: 122), Poe wanted to say that, written or spoken, words convert thoughts into vibrations in the ether, and thereby man modifies and reconstructs the world.
The design against Anne is unhallowed in its gestation, untimely in its delivery, a mass of tissue born shapeless; it waited to be licked into shape as a bear club is licked by its mother.
unexceptional, unhallowed pair whose ordinary sacraments were all the
However, this is a massive reduction of what it means to "know." I have already witnessed in the unhallowed halls of the National Science Foundation a line of argument that says we don't really need ethnography any more.
Who shall conceive the horrors of my secret toil, as I dabbled among the unhallowed damps of the grave, or tortured the living animal to animate the lifeless clay?' (82).
One of Lovecraft's worst faults is his incessant effort to work up the expectations of the reader by sprinkling his stories with such adjectives as "horrible," "terrible," "frightful," "awesome," "eerie," "weird," "forbidden," "unhallowed," "unholy," "blasphemous," "hellish" and "infernal." Surely one of the primary rules for writing an effective tale of horror is never to use any of these words--especially if you are, at the end, to produce an invisible whistling octopus.
But when a black-faced cloud the world doth threat, In his dim mist th'aspiring mountains hiding, From earth's dark womb some gentle gust doth get, Which blow these pitchy vapours from their biding, Hind'ring their present fall by this dividing: So his unhallowed haste her words delays, And moody Pluto winks while Orpheus plays.
(22) Based on these conversations, and while mulling on Lord Byron's challenge, Mary Godwin had a nightmare, one vivid enough to give her the idea for her novel, which became the first science-fiction novel in world literature: "I saw [in my dream] the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together.
"American soil is God's own country and the rest is comparatively unhallowed."
But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country's done for.
The two volumes together demonstrate that, at this late date in her career, Brosman is producing some of her most accomplished work--work that merits the attention not only of those interested in one of the few obviously masterful voices in contemporary American letters but also of those looking for a means by which to grapple with the life of love in these wretched days of an unhallowed century.