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Luke 3:16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
(216-17) As the eponymous heroine of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Aurora Leigh (1856) "burn[s] toward" southern Italy, looking to "unloose" a soul "sepulchred alive in this close world" of England (Browning 5.1268, 1039-40), so too does Margaret yearn for the vitality of the south, the remedy for her own premature decay.
Plant spacious parks in your cities, and unloose their gates as wide as the gates of morning to the whole people."
My comrades refused to unloose the knot which bound me to them ...
Rather than the unbridled discourse of the medieval marketplace, in which commoners could unloose their frustrations at those in power, this state-controlled language twists Isma'il's existing vocabulary such that each signifier comes to mean its opposite.
As Averill Harriman told several European ambassadors during a visit to the British embassy, they haven't seen anything compared with the "flood of organized propaganda which the Administration is about to unloose."
Like every other poem in these two volumes, "In Babylon" lacks any punctuation other than the line break, allowing Carson to unloose a shifting play of syntax across those lines--is there a period after "shadows" or after "expires"?--reminiscent of some avant-garde American poetry.
While it would be foolish to suggest that September 11 caused all this, it seems natural that its aftershocks would unloose an avalanche of stories filled with misery, despair, even nihilism.
The likeness of Hal's tongue to a modern rapier is suggested in Henry V by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who attributes to him the ability to "unloose" the "Gordian knot" of "any cause of policy" simply by speaking (1.1.45-50).
The first, labeled "The Ocean Shall Unloose the Bonds of Things" (Seneca) details in four chapters the European (primarily Iberian) initiative and Amerindian response.
"Verily, it would have been a satire on Christianity had Shakespeare meant to represent it in the persons who are enemies of Shylock, and who are hardly worthy to unloose the latchets of his shoes." In numerous permutations and variations, this view has become the standard gravamen in the salvagers' case against the Christians.