12) Only an occasional great congress or conference - such as that of Berlin in 1878--brought momentarily into existence something palely
anticipating the 'summit' diplomacy of the twentieth century, and even then the major decisions tended to be made before the great men met.
Keats's image of the knight "alone and palely
loitering" is distinctly reminiscent of the lover in the ME La Belle Dame, who also functions as a junction between love, life, and death:
Finally, Cormac O Cuilleanain in "Alone and Palely
Loitering: Echoes and Influences in Montale's 'Meriggiare'?
Queen of this nest of vipers is former ballerina, Lynn Seymour as the sozzled stepmother, Cruella and Crawford combined, Cinderella is rescued by her guardian angel (William Kemp), a palely
glittering dandy in a three-piece suit.
What girl is she who peeps From the gallery stair, Smiles palely
, redly weeps, With feverish furtive air As though not fitly there.
The British consolidation movement at the turn of the century only palely
reflected the American phenomenon.
The narrator does not linger to see how he fares, though the reader probably regards this conqueror of beetles and princesses as akin to Keats' knight alone and palely
But it's the mist that makes the magic, resting palely
on the water's surface - its wisps weaving blankets for the pond skaters to shelter under and reaching upwards to sheath the surrounding trees in lemon gauze.
The turkey itself was insipid of flavour and spongy of texture, lying palely
in a puddle of gloopy gravy that tasted so artificial that - had it been a person - it might well have been a contestant in one of the trashier reality TV shows.
The jockeys look cold, though, palely
pared down to the bone and a flimsy fancy jacket, although Ian Mongan shows how hard he is by not wearing gloves.
A case in point from Women in Love--"a sequel to The Rainbow, though quite unlike it" (2L 606)--is Rupert Birkin, whose identification with Pan is intimated by caprices like his impromptu dance before Ursula in the chapter "Water-Party": "And in another second, he was singing softly to himself, and dancing a grotesque step-dance in front of her, his limbs and body shaking loose, his face flickering palely
, a constant thing, while his feet beat a rapid mocking tattoo, and his body seemed to hang all loose and quaking in between, like a shadow" (WL 168-69).
He lay there, his chest rising and falling, the both us noticing what by then was apparent, that one of his hands was not there, one of his feet missing as well, the arm ending palely
at the wrist, there being no obvious wound or blood, the ankle the same blank paleness.