As another crew of Enniskillen drillers set off for Borneo in May 1899, the Petrolia Advertiser commented: "Our men go abroad unloosing
the riches of the earth in strange lands, but they almost all come back to Petrolia to enjoy the rich fruits of their labor, much to the advantage of our town." Twenty-five years later, in a letter signed "One of the Old Timers," a retired driller extolled the economic benefits to the community that resulted from the employment of local drillers abroad.
The intimation, in fact, tears at Isham's heart, unloosing
the gates of repression and homosexual self-loathing.
But then after what Cooke describes as "unloosing
this lance of chivalry and good sense, Shaw returned to the acerbic side of his nature proclaiming that vaccination killed more children than it protected".
Havel's words can also be construed as a lament over the destructive technologies that science is accused of unloosing
. Both these complaints were central to the spirit of the "counter-culturalists" of the '60s and early '70s.
The chapter on Titus Andronicus starts with a traditional interpretation of the "cultural disintegration" of late imperial Rome in the play, as Titus's "ossified" version of Vergilian piety (52) plunges his world into mayhem, unloosing
Ovidian vengeance, violence, and eroticism.
'No riotous and shouting processions, no grand festivals of the goodness of reason- no impious dream of human perfectibility - no unloosing
of the hoarded-up passions of ages from the restraints of law, order, morality, and religion.' Whig historians saw the Revolution as a legitimate coming of age, but above all as over.
Act IV saw Portia rescue Anthonio by unloosing
his legal and emotional bond with Shylocke: Act V shows how far he is from being shipwrecked.
The Phantom's self-declarations as an evil genius are about as persuasive as Michael Jackson's too-much-protested "I'm Bad!" His unloosing
of the chandelier doesn't hurt anyone; his (two) murders take place off-stage, and his one moment of hands-on villainy, when he has Christine's lover Raoul at his mercy, is singularly under-produced and innocuous.
Their backdrop is recognizably that of a nascent meritocracy where capitalism is introducing a new instability into the social order, imposing the imperative to compete and then unloosing
the "ambitious crowds." Embedded, then, in the origins of modern theater is a prescient awareness of where the economic developments unfolding in the eighteenth century might lead.
The actress herself was no shrinking violet: Not yet Griffith's clear favorite when "Birth of a Nation" was cast, she stood in for rival Blanche Sweet during a rehearsal and devised a sexy bit of business (unloosing
her waist-length blond hair during the inevitable near-rape scene) that got her the starring role.