Philosophy In Poetry; A Study Of Sir John Davies's Poem "nosce Teipsum", By E. Hershey Sneath

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 Excerpt: ...in them. It needed a being who could order things with industry and art; a being, also, who might glorify God, admiring Him in His works, and rendering prayer and praise unto Him, as He is glorified by the angels of heaven. Again, the irrational brute world needed a visible king to rule over it. It is in this capacity as an embodied or incarnated spirit that man has dominion over the animal world. And, finally, the poet closes his discussion of the teleology of the union of soul and body by y-Jcalling attention to the fact that it was by just such an incarnation that God united Himself to the world, so that the world might obtain everlasting bliss. But, as already stated, the poet not only explains the teleology of the union of body and soul, but also describes it. That is, he describes the manner of this union. He first proceeds negatively. He tells us what the manner of the union is not. Nothing ties the soul to the body. In this respect the soul is independent of the body. Although she moves the body, still she is not in actual contact with it. Neither does she dwell in the body as in a tent, nor as a pilot sits in his ship; nor as a spider pent in his web; nor as wax retains an impression; nor as a vessel holds water; nor as a liquor mixed in another; nor as heat in fire; nor as a voice spread in air. Not after such modes of union is the union of body and soul to be conceived. But rather after the manner of the union of the morning light with the atmosphere, which he poetically describes in these words: - "But as the faire and cheerfull Morning light, Doth here and there her siluer beames impart, And in an instant doth herselfe vnite To the transparent ayre, in all, and part: "Still resting whole, when blowes th' ayre diuide; Abiding pure, whe...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 Excerpt: ...in them. It needed a being who could order things with industry and art; a being, also, who might glorify God, admiring Him in H...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:May 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217528945

ISBN - 13:9780217528948

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