By Hannah Arendt
Essays on Karl Jaspers, Rosa Luxemburg, Pope John XXIII, Isak Dinesen, Bertolt Brecht, Randall Jarrell, and others whose lives and paintings illuminated the early a part of the century. Index.
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Gerard Manley Hopkins: The Major Works, ed. Catherine Phillips (Oxford, 2002), 339. will not be chancell’d, when they read Common-Prayer to the whole Congregation, they must be censur’d’ (OED2)), it doesn’t record the verb form to chancel, from which that adjective derives, and under which Hopkins’s word would be instanced. The proposition that unchancelled itself demands a separate lemma—that the lexicographers should work up a definition, carefully explaining the visionary strangeness of a coinage that embraces the counteracting of a German chancellor together with an ambiguous sense of no longer being located in a particular part of a church—offers an extreme vision of the poetics of lexicography.
In shifting through variant forms to arrive at the English one—‘ruyter, ritterkind, | rutterkin’—the poem acts out some philological work of its own. The word ruyter is Middle Dutch, and in the late fourteenth cen tury it became rutter, before German rutter and the variant ritter emerged in the fifteenth century, all of them ultimately deriving from the Germanic base which gives us the verb to ride (OED3). The careful work in historical lexicology which Hill’s ‘ruyter, ritterkind, | rutterkin’ performs is recognized by the change made to the usage tag for the dictionary’s third edition: since there is now a late-twentieth-century instance of the word, the tag is updated from the second edition’s ‘obs[olete] ’ to ‘now hist[orical] rare’.
Auden, and even Dylan Thomas and James Joyce (except for most of Finnegans Wake). 54 53 Taylor, Hardy’s Literary Language, 6. See also John Considine, ‘Literary Classics in OED Quotation Evidence’, Review of English Studies, 60 (2009), 620–38; and Brewer, ‘The Use of Literary Quotations in the Oxford English Dictionary’, Review of English Studies, 61 (2010), 93–125. 54 Robert W. Burchfield and Hans Aarsleff, The Oxford English Dictionary and the State of the Language (Washington, DC, 1988), 24, 27.
Men in Dark Times by Hannah Arendt