By Virginia Woolf
No matter what hour you woke there has been a door shutting. From room to room they went, hand in hand, lifting the following, establishing there, making sure—a ghostly couple. Stooping, keeping their silver lamp above us, lengthy they give the impression of being and deeply. lengthy they pause. The wind drives straightly; the flame stoops just a little. Wild beams of moonlight move either flooring and wall, and, assembly, stain the faces bent; the faces wondering; the faces that seek the sleepers and search their hidden pleasure.
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Through a pun, Donne’s epithet “carelesse” further associates Phrygius’s spiritual deﬁciency with an Epicurean avoidance of love. ” In King Lear, after Cordelia refuses to pledge all her love to her father, the enraged Lear exclaims, “Here I disclaim all my paternal care . . / . . / And as a stranger to my heart and me / Hold thee . . ” In “A Lecture upon the Shadow,” Donne recalls to his mistress their anxious “infant loves,” when “Disguises did, and shadowes, ﬂow / From us, and our care” (ll.
Early modern Protestant ministers often argue that both wealth and poverty, though morally “indifferent” in themselves, provide powerful temptations to sin. 66 40 CHAPTER ONE Like the ethical norm with which it is associated, the social category of the “mean” estate is fuzzy. ”68 Preachers, by contrast, link ideal middleness to labor in one’s calling. ”69 As we shall see, this fostered English georgic poetry’s cult of the self-sufﬁcient yeoman-farmer as an alternative rural ideal to the country gentleman.
Graccus loves all as one, and thinkes that so As women do in divers countries goe In divers habits, yet are still one kinde, So doth, so is Religion; and this blindnesse too much light breeds. . (ll. 62–69) Insofar as Graccus and Phrygius have genuine reasons for their views, they approach what Donne will reveal as the proper stance. Yet they reason themselves into opposite extremes. 23 Donne deepens his attack, moreover, by suggesting that both ﬁgures actually combine rather than avoid opposite extremes.