11) Thus Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, chapter xliv, part iv: 'I touch with reluctance, and dispatch with impatience, a more odious vice, of which modesty rejects the name, and nature abominates
the idea .
The axiom about money's inversion of right and wrong, like the satire against summoners discussed above, is merely a subspecies of a broader, widespread, and enduring sociocritical literature against corrupt legal proceedings that abominates
bribes and the preferential treatment of the rich.
210), as does the nearby Square Lamartine, a poet whom Crevel abominates
and who, as 'le saboteur de 1848' (PDP, p.
Borogravia is collapsing under the strain of war and the insane decrees of their god Nuggan -who abominates
,among other things,jigsaws, the colour blue and rocks.
Muggeridge's life is an illustration of the Pascalian insight that restlessness is a secret friend of boredom, feeding on what it abominates
in order to sustain itself.
paternity, but not copulation, just as, according to the Britannica, "unbridled prostitution appears as a distinct and essential part" of the Gnostic cult of the mother of the Gods, and "by this unbridled prostitution the Gnostic sects desired to prevent the sexual propagation of mankind, the origin of all evil.
Similarly, Bulwer claims that "Woman is by Nature smoothe and delicate; and if she have many haires she is a monster, as Epictetus saith, and the Proverbe abominates
her, [A bearded women must be greeted with stones from a distance]" (215).
Consider, for instance, that while Islam stresses the Absolute Oneness and Otherness of God and abominates
polytheism, Brahmanism believes that the Nameless manifests itself in many gods and goddesses.
John Sparrow in a letter to the New Stateman, (1942, xxiii 226) related 'nameless' and 'abominable' to legal statutes against sodomy, and added: 'Another echo of this phraseology (and one with which Housman was himself doubtless familiar) occurs in Chapter XLIV of Book IV of Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: "I touch with reluctance, and dispatch with impatience, a more odious vice, of which modesty rejects the name, and nature abominates
Likewise, a belief system that abominates
inconsistency cannot claim that its own consistency is guaranteed by the nature of belief systems.
Though he abominates
the innumerable man-made shrines, he reserves the subtle body of yoga as the sole place of worship (verses 33, 70, 182).
The Village Voice, ordinarily tireless in its admiration for voices from below, genuinely abominates
Clay and his audience: A Voice critic wrote something about Clay's drawing his fans the way rotting mead draws maggots, and at The New York Times Jon Pareles, reviewing Clay in concert, sounded like a man covering a Nazi rally in late Weimar.
Admittedly, the term itself is baggy and unappealing; Leigh Fermor himself, as did his close friend Bruce Chatwin,(5) abominates