Gender

Pierre Charron on “The duty of Parents and Children”

From Pierre Charron’s “On Wisdome,” (1601) translated by Samson Lennard (1612), pg. 437-437 The duty of Parents and Children is reciprocall, and reciprocally naturall : if that of children be more strait, that of Parents is more ancient, parents being the first authours and cause, and more important to a Common-weal : for to people …

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Notes on The Prelude to Middlemarch, by George Elliot (by Mary Ann Evans)

This is a really good Prelude. I’ll make a few comments, which may be to the benefit of a reader, or for my own recall. The “mysterious mixture” seems to be¬†the carry over of Galenic physiology where an ideal disposition is referred to as¬†eukrasia, lit. well mixed as of wine. It refers to the mixture …

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