With this Administration, which I have begun to think of more as a murder-suicide pact with the citizenry, all bets are off on the seemliness
This viewpoint has a lot to commend it--not the least that it forces the historian to appreciate the world from the perspective of eighteenth-century w omen--but Vickery's conclusions would have been even more satisfactory if she had given more thought to the mental as opposed to physical limits imposed by the quest for seemliness
Justice McClung fought back in the editorial pages of the National Post and the battle rages on, not only about the nature of sexual relations between men and women but also, now, about the role of judges, their impartiality, the seemliness
of their response to criticism and their appointment process.
No one worried, in sixteenth-century Poland, about the seemliness
of men addressing another man in such words, or recoiled from the thought of singing with love to the dead.
In the Middle Ages very great attention was given to seemliness
Local news broadcasts reported the unveiling of the plaque with seemliness
, yet their constant proclivity to quote a few lines of a (constantly misinterpreted) early poem by Brodsky tended instead toward the maudlin.
Whitman's version of the role is closer to the chameleon liminality of the trickster figure - in his passionate espousal of democracy and all its citizens, he frees himself from society's structures, limitations, and seemliness
, and becomes a person who has studied the self, forgotten the self, and awakened, in poem after poem, into the ten thousand things:
After Young died, the national and state Democratic parties moved with more dispatch than seemliness
You want nor beauty, nor does anyone with greater seemliness
than you enter battle and adorn illustrious arms; the orderliness of your comely form makes you venerable for every virtue -- not, I say, a thing common to all, by any means.
I can't believe Howard is right, for example, when she says that courtly women "totter[ed]" about in dances because they "often" wore "high chopines" : her footnote quotes the dancing master Fabritio Caroso instructing women how to "move entirely with grace, seemliness
, and beauty" -- even in chopines [quoted in Howard, 187, n.