Men of letters, following in the painters' wake, conspired suddenly to find artistic value in the turns; and red-nosed comedians were lauded to the skies for their sense of character; fat female singers, who had bawled obscurely for twenty years, were discovered to possess inimitable drollery; there were those who found an aesthetic delight in performing dogs; while others exhausted their vocabulary to extol
the distinction of conjurers and trick-cyclists.
not riches, then, the toil of fools, The wise man's cumbrance, if not snare; more apt To slacken virtue and abate her edge Than prompt her to do aught may merit praise.
They praised his valor, and his deeds of bravery they judged with praise, even as it is fitting that a man should extol
his friendly lord, should love him in his soul, when he must depart from the body to become of naught.
It is laudable, what they think hard; what is indispensable and hard they call good; and what relieveth in the direst distress, the unique and hardest of all,--they extol
The Cathedral disposed of, he led the way by the churchyard, and stopped to extol
the beauty of the evening--by chance--in the immediate vicinity of Mrs.
The writer extols
the many virtues of a "good wife"
Though Freeing Celibacy extols
the gifts of the spirit that voluntary celibacy can bring, Cozzens surveys the history of married priests in centuries past, clergy sexual abuse scandals and the rapidly declining number of priests today, and concludes that it is time to set celibacy free from canonical mandate to become a graced way of life for some but not all of the church's ordained ministers.
Using ritualistic folk dance and Christian iconography, the piece extols
the human ability to unify and heal.