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Robert Andrews - 1993 - 1092 pages
|Faulkland, in The Kiv.th. art 2, sc. 1. ABSTINENCE 1 Renouncement: the heroism |
of mediocrity. NATALIE CLIFFORD BARNEY (1876-1972), U.S.-born French
author. Quoled in: -Gods,' in Adam, no. 299 (London, 1962). 2 With renunciation
|The sodomites,and whoremongers, and drunkards, and papists, and—” “|
Renouncement, the heroism of mediocrity,” the cardinal said. “It was a damned
mistake to ever let the lower orders get their hands on printing presses forthat has
|Renouncement: the heroism of the mediocre. * The fact that experience costs us |
dear is probably its only redeeming feature. * Humanity is like an opera choir; it
always remains in the background. TK Everything serves its purpose — even ...
Leonard Cabell Pronko - 1961 - 263 pages
|Each play contains, then, two aspects of love: the renunciation of the heroic |
characters and the compromise of the mediocre. The first group of plays includes
two kinds of solutions. In the more serious plays — L'hermine, Jezabel, and La ...
Patrick Laude - 2006 - 227 pages
|Her iron will surmounted every trial, every renunciation, every sacrifice with |
firmness. She abhorred mediocrity, despised compromises, she had a heroic
desire to reach the peak; and her heroism was continuous, as one may judge
from the ...
|... correspondence with Nicolai and Mendelssohn, in which he rejects sublime |
heroic tragedy and its affect of admiration in ... The nongenius's investment in art
allows for a hands-on education that should ideally lead to a renunciation of
|Or, Lives of Eminent Individuals who Have Renounced Libertine Principles and |
Sceptical Opinions, and Embraced Christianity Andrew Crichton ... These he
called Heroides, or Heroic Epistles; which were elegantly written, although they
did more credit to his talents than ... Mediocrity, protected by them, was sure of
success; while talents, which refused to bow their tribunal, were persecuted and
|... like the heroism he has just renounced, it makes him indispensable to |
humanity, which calls upon him and his artistic ... there is always the threat that
the disjuncture between imagined prowess and lived mediocrity might empty the
fiction of ...
|... literary coterie centred on Coole as a heroic elite resisting the "contagious" |
mediocrity of the commercial classes.6 His ... a noble, that is to say, he had
freedom because of inherited wealth and position, or because of a personal
|Jewsbury's novel had shown a heroine renouncing a lover on grounds of |
principle, then discovering that he had been unworthy of her all along. ... the
keeping”; and if it were the fact, renunciation would cease to be moral heroism,
and would be simply a calculation of prudence. ... Where is that Goshen of
mediocrity in which a smattering of science and learning will pass for profound
instruction, where ...