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By Mark Strand

ISBN-10: 0307957640

ISBN-13: 9780307957641

From Pulitzer Prize--winner Mark Strand comes an exquisitely witty and poignant sequence of prose poems. occasionally showing as natural prose, occasionally as impure poetry, yet consistently with Strand's readability and ease of favor, they're like riddles, their solutions vanishing simply as they seem nearby. myth, household satire, meditation, shaggy dog story, and delusion all come jointly in what's arguably the liveliest, such a lot pleasing booklet that Strand has but written.

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Indd 22 10/2/2012 10:51:33 AM 23 INTRODUCTION Pitt, in turn, is criticized in two sardonic englynion to the ‘Right Dishonourable William Pitt’ (no. 43) by the Unitarian Thomas Evans. Unlike the con­ servative, church-going panegyrists who had praised Pitt at the Corwen eisteddfod (May 1789),112 Thomas Evans’s englynion to Pitt belong to the private sphere and were certainly not intended for public consumption. 113 Morgan John Rhys not only lived in fear, but was feared by others: members of the Methodist community at Trefeca, where Rhys printed his elegy to Dafydd Jones (no.

Although Davies was writing in 1790, before the Terror and disillusionment which came in its wake, elements in his awdl suggest unease with the political and social implications of the Revolution. For example, he places the justifi­ cation for the Revolution in the mouths of the inhabitants of Paris. indd 12 10/2/2012 10:51:32 AM 13 INTRODUCTION in 1791 and be a Church of England priest in the making. it would therefore not be entirely cynical to suggest that the direct speech in this instance is much more than a dramatic device: Davies effectively distances himself from their politics.

The services of Fast-days, are generally, mixtures of hypocrisy & falsehood. The Ministers of the Established Church have frequently & justly been charged with the most prominent sins that are now drawing down national judgements. And while they with the nation in general, are unreformed, insensible, & im­ penitent, their fasts are equally abominable in the sight of God, with the Jewish Fasts of old: and therefore, so far from its being criminal not to attend them, the criminality lies on the side of those who countenance such repeated abomin­ ations .

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