In a later poem, "Atonal Music" (1995), Ashbery describes the aesthetic remoteness, profuseness
, vagueness, and even particular images standing out within the "vague" ambiance of memory.
The synonymous verbs gush, hush, rush are cognate with 1-3 in the sense of profuseness
and are synonyms of flush and of each other in the sense of pour forth rapidly.
To observe this contrast is not to treat the novel's linguistic profuseness
like a symptom, but to pinpoint its entanglement in the crises it rehearses.
Both Williamson and Spence surmise that George Clifford left the estates to his brother because the latter would be better able than his daughter to discharge the debts he was leaving.(32) And Richard Dorset was notorious for his extravagant expenditures on his clothing and his love of gambling; Clifford repeatedly criticizes him for "his profuseness
in consuming his estate" (63) and for his "excessive prodigality in house-keeping, & other Noble ways at Court, as Tilting, Masquing, and the like" (65).
Universities and other academic institutions of the closed community have accordingly isolated those concerned with reflexive arguments in philosophy departments, where the echoes of these arguments are refracted inwards at their originators, who are sometimes deluded, by the profuseness
of these echoes, that they have engaged the 'men-on-the-street' in their dialogue.
His journal teems with details about the same profuseness
of vegetation that hypnotized other Victorian nature writers: Crowd of mountain flowers--gentians; gentianellas; blood-red lucerne; a deep blue glossy spike flower like plantain, flowering gradually up the spike, so that at the top it looks like dover or honeysuckle....
a lavish Profuseness
, plenty of Orange and Lemon Flowers, and to
Newsprint yellows, parchment shrinks, but the Internet presents old information on perpetually fresh pages, juxtaposing the sacred, the scientific and the obscene in a mad jumble whose sure attributes are profuseness
and ready availability.
Greene's perception of Conrad's excess, the one source of aesthetic dissonance in Heart of Darkness, leads him to note the danger of Conrad's excessively materialistic take on imperialism.(20) In book 3, the natural profuseness
of the land is invoked and, in each case, identified with illogic: