Pound, who sought to reinstall the poet as the prophesier
of truths hidden from other people, might have easily picked up that cue.
Where AV has 'that useth divination', William Tyndale (1484-1536) has the rare word bruterar, which he glossed as 'a prophesier
, a soothsayer'.
Around the time James Cameron's "Avatar" was becoming the highest-grossing movie in history in 2009, a lot of entertainment industry prophesiers
were declaring 3D to be the future of film.
Anchoring such diverse subject matter, and the prophet of these thirty-one prophesiers
, is Marshall McLuhan, author of The Gutenberg Galaxy (1962) and Understanding Media (1964).
The poet then launches upon a truly horrifying depiction of the "rabble" of puritan prophesiers
setting aside learning and humility to seize the "tender page" of Scripture "with horny fists" (RL, ll.