At this point, I am more concerned to identify "the thin quenchless
lucidity" which remains when fear comprehensively eliminates the body ("skin, bowels, bones, memory"): the precipitate obeys the logic of negation or of the hymen as that which "must be destroyed in order to have existed at all" (AA 80).
Who movest Through seraph veins in burning deity To light the quenchless
We all take the mickey out of Fitzgerald's ability in the tongue-wagging department, but his is a loquacity born of brimming enthusiasm and quenchless
irrepressibility, and if he is still boring the lads rigid in the saloon bar at Christmas then nobody will begrudge him the telling of the tale.
feud seemed [his]" (179), the feeling
I am little better than a devil at this moment; and, as my pastor there would tell me, deserve no doubt the sternest judgments of God,--even to the quenchless
fire and deathless worm." (51)
feud seemed mine, he might have said; my shout goes up with the rest--if only on the forty-ninth ballot.
When Mink Snopes is finally summoned, "He entered not the hot and quenchless
bed of a barren and lecherous woman, but the fierce simple cave of a lioness--a tumescence which surrendered nothing and asked no quarter, and which made a monogamist of him forever, as opium and homicide do of those whom they once accept" (H 262-63).
But perhaps the last word should be not sex but its most common consequence: not intercourse but family--as glaring in its simple absence from the action of Blithedale as is sexual desire in its quenchless