you will be fleshless
. [...]/ If my heart wishes,/ my life would become
Flesh itself disappears in the figuring of material embodiment as a state in which we are all, ultimately, refined into perfect, fleshless
First, there is the visual congruency of Hodges' painting, A View of Cape Stephens (New Zealand) in Cook's Straits with Waterspout and its "woman and fleshless
Pheere." Second, while the albatross represents a Christian soul, it also suggests a totemic necklace worn by the ancient mariner, and thus not only a transgression of Christian values but also an act of idolatory.
The book begins, "I've heard from visitors, Firmus, that you had condemned fleshless
food and reverted to consuming flesh.
In the 1560s John Hayward wrote of a fleshless
child who yet had "a collar of fleshe and skinne, pleighted and foulded like a double ruffe ...
Gragnolati concentrates on the persistence of individual identity, and on Dante's emphasis (unusual for the formal theology of his time) on "sociable" love in Heaven, on regaining the individual loves of one's life--affections that must, he says, be expressed through embraces, through the body: "the fleshless
shades lack something that is tightly connected to the intimate sphere of one's desires and affections"; Dante "associates the lack of flesh with the difficulty of interacting with one's beloved in an affectionate way" (149).
It was all covered with blotches, and preternaturally dark and discolored; it was withered away, quite shrunken and fleshless
; it breathed only amid pantings and gaspings, and moaned painfully at every gasp.
Ironically, this results in a fleshless
humanism, a dehumanized humanism.
The resonances of this feminine-maternal substratum of his personality and ability to practise the care for the dead were also discernible in the way he deliberated as to what to do with his wife's fleshless
The discourse of medicine is schematized, fleshless
. If a word may have a certain impact on one person, but none on another, medicine uses the same discourses over and over again.
To the fleshless
image of Bewick the engraver, Jenny gives us Bewick the mischievous schoolboy who would rather spend the day in the woods than attend class.
encounters are an intolerable substitution for this mother, who will be comforted neither by God's consolation nor by her child's safe harbor in heaven.