Parting Words

As a mode of address, parting words suggest both an occasion for and a style of performance. Parting words are necessarily words that part, that separate speaker from addressee. They enact a break in order to solicit new terms of ...

Author: Justin A. Sider

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813941830

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Valedictory addresses offer a way to conceptualize the relation of self to others, private to public, ephemeral to eternal. Whether deathbed pronouncements, political capitulations, or seafaring farewells, "parting words" played a crucial role in the social imagination of Victorian writing. In this compelling new book, Justin Sider traces these public addresses across a wide range of works, from poems by Byron, Tennyson, and Browning, to essays by Twain and Wilde, to novels by Dickens and Eliot. Ironically, while the Victorian era saw the loss of faith in a unitary national public, it asked poetry to address just such a public. Attending to the form, rather than the discursive content, of poets' engagement with public culture, Parting Words explains how the valedictory allowed Victorian poets to explore the ways their poems might be received by distant and anonymous readers in an emergent mass culture. Using a wide array of materials such as letters and reviews to describe the rapidly changing print culture in which poets were intervening, Sider shows how the growing diversification and destabilization of the Victorian reading public was countered by the demand for a public poetry. Characteristically, the speakers of Tennyson's "Ulysses" and Matthew Arnold's "Empedocles on Etna" imagine their farewells as simultaneous entrances into a public space where they and their readers, however distant, might yet meet. This new consciousness anticipated modernist poetry, which in turn used the valedictory to underscore the futility and alienation of such hopes.

Parting Words

TABLE OF CONTENTS 05b Foreword ' Parting Words—Not Last Words by the Right Reverend Iohn B. Chane, Bishop of Washington . . . 9 I ' “Peace! Be Still!”. . . 13 II ~ Wise Investments . . . 23 III ' A Thirst for the Kingdom .

Author: Barbara C. Harris

Publisher: Cowley Publications

ISBN: 1461702402

Category: Religion

Page: 101

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This collection captures the voice and the vision of a treasured preacher, pastor, and bishop. And so for these past thirteen-plus years, if there has been one watchword on my lips it has been, “Please be patient with me, 'cause God isn't through with me yet.” And God still is not finished with me. Nor is God through with any of us yet. So I pray that you will continue to go from strength to strength, in God's joyful service as you are reshaped, remolded, reequipped and re-empowered in the days and weeks and months and years ahead.

Parting Words on the Rejected Militia Bill

من به او 32412 Hiet , PARTING WORDS ON THE REJECTED MILITIA BILL . . APOLOGY . Great misapprehension having arisen in the public mind with respect to the intentions of the late commission appointed to report upon the best means of ...

Author: Sir Daniel Lysons

Publisher: Printed at the Canada Gazette Office

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Category: Canada

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Parting Words A sermon on 2 Pet ii 20 21

PARTING WORDS SPOKEN TO THE CONGREGATION ATTENDING THE EVENING SERVICE AT THE SCHOOL - ROOM , ON THE LOWER COMMON , PUTNEY , ON THE EVENING OF SUNDAY , THE 19TH OF DECEMBER , 1858 . BY C. N. FOOT , B.A. ASSISTANT CURATE OF ST .

Author: Cunningham Noel FOOT

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