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UNKNOWN. When goods have been stolen from some person unknown, they may be so described in the indictment; but if the owner be really known, an indictment alleging the property to belong to some person unknown is improper. 2 East's P. C. 651 1 Hale, P. C. 512; Holt's N. P. C. 596 S. C. 3 Eng. Common Law Rep. 191; 8 C. & P. 773. Vide Indictment; Quidam.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Shamanism's "invention of unknownness" concerns real
invention of unknownness depends on and demonstrates their
way to invent unknownness. Simultaneously and interchangeably, the poem
Rimbaud was thinking how to invent unknownness, did not hesitate, in the
inventing of unknownness. And "L'infinito" is not about
invention of unknownness as a function of a known that cannot be fully
/ Danse de rien") provides, as for all major poets in the Baudelaire-Rimbaud tradition--from Apollinaire and Frenaud to Jaccottet and Bonnefoy, Etienne and Le Dantec--the moving ground of a poetic reflection anchored in the "miracle" / "peu de chose" of each moment: the endless (ex)changes it conveys, its concreteness, its reciprocal experience of corporality, and yet its atemporalness, its mental-emotional depth, as well as the sense of unknownness it promotes within us, a recognition as buoying as it can be frustrating of the insufficiency of our categories of analysis and articulation of realness and nowness.