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Grovelling and other vices

the sociology of sycophancy

by Alphons Silbermann

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Published by Athlone Press in New Brunswick, NJ .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Allegories,
  • Symbolism in art,
  • Toadyism,
  • Arts and society

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementAlphons Silbermann ; translated by Ladislaus Löb.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNX650.A44 S5513 2000
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL43520M
    ISBN 100485115441
    LC Control Number99037793

      but though he goes on to mention the four most common mental emotions,—desire, fear, joy, sorrow,—with the intention of showing that the body is the origin of all sins and vices, saying,— “Hence wild desires and grovelling fears, And human laughter, human tears, Immured in dungeon-seeming nights They look abroad, yet see no light,”. Summary. The great ruined castles to be seen on a Rhine journey are contrasted by the author to the "angular skeletons of villages" on the Rhone, villages which lend a feeling that "human life is a narrow, ugly, grovelling existence".

      The Republican Grovelling at the White House Was an Alarm Call for the Vice-President praised his boss fourteen times in three minutes other Cabinet members chimed in with their own. With your face as lacking in all distinction--as lacking, I say, in interest, as lacking in pride, in imagination, in honesty, in lyricism--in a word, as lacking in nose as that other offensively bland expanse at the opposite end of your cringing spine--which I now remove from my sight by stringent application of my boot!”.

    In other words, the real thesis of the book is not that all evil is a public benefit, but that a certain useful proportion of it (called vice) is such a benefit (and, as I indicated earlier, is on that account not really felt to be evil, though still called vicious).   Book X: The People, Their Virtues and Vices, and Other Nations Description Historia general de las cosas de nueva España (General history of the things of New Spain) is an encyclopedic work about the people and culture of central Mexico compiled by Fray Bernardino de Sahagún (–), a Franciscan missionary who arrived in Mexico in


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