See , this is what I shall write in your book , and you must take it for a happy prophecy as to the future . Sunday , August 23rd , Subject . On happiness . ' Lesson . - Be good , and you will be happy . ' CHAPTER XXVI . ON DEATH .
Instead the underworld — in the persons of his ghostly relatives — comes up to him and evokes a happy prophecy for the future from Jupiter . The prophecy comes true in Cymbeline , however , only because Posthumus recognizes the need for ...
Author: Peggy Muñoz Simonds
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Category: Literary Criticism
"Winner of the University of Delaware Press Award for the best manuscript in Shakespearean Studies, this study clarifies and revitalizes Shakespeare's Cymbeline for the modern reader through a rediscovery of the poet's artistic use of Renaissance myths, symbols, and emblematic topoi that give meaning to the play. Although mainly concerned with the rich classical and Christian iconography of Cymbeline, the book also rages widely over Shakespeare's dramatic and nondramatic works and beyond to the work of his contemporaries in Renaissance poetry, drama, art, theology, philosophy, emblems, and myths to show parallels between the mysteries of this tragicomedy and other examples of Renaissance thought and expression. It uncovers actual representations in the visual arts of parallels to the play's descriptive and theatrical moments. These iconographic parallels are lavishly illustrated in the book through photographs of Renaissance plaster work, embroidery, metalwork, oil paintings, and sculpture, but primarily through woodcuts and engravings from English and Continental emblem books of the period. The visual imagery is carefully related to an intellectual explanation of Cymbeline's complex Neoplatonic and Reformation themes." "The author begins with a extended definition of the genre of Renaissance tragicomedy, a form developed for Christian artistic purposes in Italy by Tasso and Guarini. Aside from the obviously similar characteristics of a happy ending and the presence of an oracle, Cymbeline shares nine other artistic aspects with the pioneer Italian tragicomedies Aminta and Il pastor fido, including the celebration of an Orphic ritual of death and resurrection. After a discussion of the Neoplatonic and Ovidian mythology embedded in the play, the book considers in detail the iconography of Imogen's elaborately decorated bedroom as a reconciliation of opposites, the iconography of primitivism and Wild Men versus courtier as a satire of the British court, and the iconography of birds, animals, vegetation, and minerals as evocative of the major themes of doubt, repentance, reformation, reunion, and regeneration in Cymbeline. The final objective of the dramatic conflict is mutual forgiveness and a happy marriage, all of which is achieved through temperance or the attainment of musical concord within the individual, the state, and the world. Although Shakespeare shows the five senses to be an inadequate means for his characters to recognize true virtue in a deceitful world, the sense of hearing is the most important in the play, since it allows participation in the four redemptive functions of sound, which ultimately leads to psychological harmony with the music of the spheres." "Simonds also demonstrates that because Cymbeline is essentially an Orphic tragicomedy designed to liberate the audience from melancholy, the play strives to bring delight through its theatrical reenactment of the initially painful Platonic journey from Eros to Anteros, from blindness to a vision of divinity, from discord to musical harmony, from spiritual confusion to joyful enlightenment."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
her as a happy girl , when the dulness of the home in which she lived with the elderly couple - who for some bygone ... Such happy hours , filled with irresponsible girlish dreams , which had all taken the form of happy prophecy .
Category: Early English newspapers
The "Gentleman's magazine" section is a digest of selections from the weekly press; the "(Trader's) monthly intelligencer" section consists of news (foreign and domestic), vital statistics, a register of the month's new publications, and a calendar of forthcoming trade fairs.
Prophecies of Ezekiel , relating particularly to Christ's Reign over Israel , the Renewal of Palestine , the Conversion and Restoration , the happy Results , & c .... 340 CHAPTER XVI . Principal subject - GATHERING THE ELECT .
I'm so happy that I remember our adventures on the schooner and fulfilling prophecies over the last few years. After what happened to Leonard and Willard,” Graham dropped his voice, “I'm really grateful for that.
Author: Charles Streams
Publisher: Charles Streams
Roger Torrents and Israel Mckinley are reeling from the events of the Spring Equinox Festival, and they fear the Soul Alliance is being torn apart. Roble is off in the Soul Freezer village, and Slick and Slime are nowhere to be found. The Chosen Ones are left alone to set sail on the high seas in search of the Soul Stones, where they must face unimaginable obstacles as they break into evil island shrines and battle vicious wardens, knowing Chanulville and the Central Orb’s future depends on their success. In the meantime, Slick and Slime embark on the urgent mission of collecting the pieces of the Dark Prophecy of Malgorpeo. As they delve into Lord Rayo’s past, they uncover far more horrifying dangers and details than even they could’ve imagined. As the scroll is brought together piece by piece, they slowly realize that stopping the darkness of the prophecy may only leave them with one choice. One where not everyone will survive or live to remember Chanulville.
It sounds like a positive self-fulfilling prophecy to plan to be happy when some future arrives, but not if it is at the expense of being happy now. Happiness is a mental habit, a mental attitude of positive expectancy.
Author: Jeffrey K. Zeig
First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
But Polyxena was slaughtered to appease the spirit of the dead Achilles, though the Sisters carefully skirt round that unpleasant truth (morti quoque reddita praeda, 362; theyfail tosay whose mors). The whole happy prophecy, ...
Author: James J. O'Hara
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
How should we react as readers and as critics when two passages in a literary work contradict one another? Classicists once assumed that all inconsistencies in ancient texts needed to be amended, explained away, or lamented. Building on recent work on both Greek and Roman authors, this book explores the possibility of interpreting inconsistencies in Roman epic. After a chapter surveying Greek background material including Homer, tragedy, Plato and the Alexandrians, five chapters argue that comparative study of the literary use of inconsistencies can shed light on major problems in Catullus' Peleus and Thetis, Lucretius' De Rerum Natura, Vergil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Lucan's Bellum Civile. Not all inconsistencies can or should be interpreted thematically, but numerous details in these poems, and some ancient and modern theorists, suggest that we can be better readers if we consider how inconsistencies may be functioning in Greek and Roman texts.
Author: Henry HUTCHINSON (of Heighington, Durham.)Publish On: 1854
I have frequently to send my prayer up before him for wisdoin , that I may be wise in the Lord , and for the Lord , and the happiness of my own spirit which inhabiteth this body , and be of some use to the Lord .
Author: Henry HUTCHINSON (of Heighington, Durham.)
Happy is he that readeth , and they that hear the words of this prophecy , and keep the things which are written therein : for the time is near . 4 John to the feven churches which are in Afia. learn his Secret in this Book .
Author: American Library AssociationPublish On: 1889
Carriages were provided at the hotel for the visit to the house and the return , and this particular evening proved a happy prophecy of the social attentions which were lavished on the visitors throughout their stay .