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The fact that Bhartrihari was a poet in the fifth century Gupta court might lead us to believe a historical or Marxian reading applies best. The subtle mystic philosophies The one is the result of the other, the one is the expression of the other. A compassionate and bitter tone may be heard here as well. These classes are the means of production for the society, yet the implication is that they enjoy few or none of its fruits.
From a Marxian perspective, then, Bhartrihari is something of an enigma--a court poet who, as part of a caste system which exploited millions, writes for royalty and the ruling classes yet undercuts them, it would seem, when he has the chance. To more fully appreciate his literary and theoretical contributions, we must look elsewhere.
The cumulative effect of these glimpses and their arrangement could allow the reader a more or less complete vision of the eternal idea. While the rhetorical devices of Sanskrit poetry its metrical devices, puns, etc. Indeed, when analyzing works in languages vastly different from our own, Jungian criticism may have the advantage, for archetypes by their very nature survive translation.
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Boundaries of the Soul. New York: Anchor Books, Stamper, Mary. Sugg, Richard P. Jungian Literary Criticism. Evanston: Northwestern UP, The case of Cecily, recluse of St. Aline of Wigan fell on evil days. Aline, unable to obtain her allowance from John Travers or John de Lancastre, who had charge of the forfeited lands, at length appealed to the King for restitution.
The law recognized the right of enclosed persons to hold property, if need be, and to defend it.
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If the solitary fell into a condition of helplessness, the bishop constituted himself her guardian. When Dame Joan of Blyth was weak and poverty-stricken, Archbishop Wichwane took her under his protection, and arranged for the administration of her affairs, lest she should suffer loss.
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Although goods and chattels could be disposed of at will, they seem usually to have been given for pious purposes. Robert, the anchorite of Hartlip, gave a silver chalice to the cathedral church of Rochester. Two enclosed monks of Westminster Abbey caused it to be enriched with paintings. The more famous Brother John London provided a painting above the altar of St. John Baptist ; he is also named among the benefactors of Syon monastery. Dame Agnes Vertesance, of St. Albans , bestowed upon the shrine of St. Alban a gold ring.
Successive recluses were liberal donors to the fabric fund. The sum of 4 s. On another occasion he gave 9 s. When a new aisle was being built, he lent 32 s. The treasures of the cell were usually of a devotional character, consisting of sacred vessels, rosaries, and relics. A set of beads i Par Pater Noster Geinsid de gete was left to the anchorite of Westminster by Lord Scrope ; another, of mestylden gauded with Calsedonys was given by a Norwich citizen to the anker of the White Friars.
The possessions of the solitary might, however, be given to friends, or even sold. Sir Brian Stapelton owned a silver basin with an image of Our Lady in alabaster which had belonged to the anker of Hampole. After the death of Margaret, anchoress of Richmond , a dispute arose respecting the disposal of her property It was settled that, after her debts were paid and the anchorage which belonged to the burgesses repaired, the remainder of her goods should go to the Grey Friars, from whom she had received the habit ; whilst the effects of her successor were to pass to Easby Abbey.
In some cases the enclosed person was able to make a will, witness that of Katherine Dytton, of St. Albans In early days it was customary for the cell to become the tomb of its tenant, whether hermit or anchorite. We read in the lives of Bartholomew, Godric, and Robert how each was buried in his oratory in a tomb prepared by himself, which had for years served as a solemn reminder of the end. Sometimes, however, the solitary was buried elsewhere.
Tynemouth Priory claimed the body of Henry of Coquet. When Roger of Markyate died, his body was borne to St. In the same spot Sigar of Northaw was also buried. Albans in , he gave offerings at various shrines, including rich cloths for that of these famous monks.
Human remains have frequently been found on the sites of hermitages. In the Hermitage Field at Tarporley, the plough turned up a stone coffin containing a skeleton. In the sick recluse of Oath petitioned that when he died he might not be buried. During the fifteenth century it seems to have become usual to bury the hermit in his parish church or in any other cemetery that he willed.
One of the hermits of Newbridge in Ickburgh desired to be interred in Munford church porch, another at the Chapel-in-the-Fields, Norwich. Robert Leake of Blythburgh was buried before the font. There is at Wellingham a monumental brass inscribed Hic iacet enim Thomas Leeke Heremita ; this is clearly the memorial of Thomas Leek who at the beginning of the sixteenth century was hermit of Weasenham, close to Wellingham. In the case of the enclosed person, the tomb was sometimes prepared before his admission to the cell, and lay ever open to his gaze p.
The same custom prevailed when the Ancren Riwle was written. The anchoress was bidden not only to meditate upon death but actually to scrape up earth every day out of the pit.
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The keeper of Westminster Palace suborned a plumber of the convent, who, after flinging the mortal remains into the well in the cloister-cemetery, removed the coveted chest to the palace. Divine retribution fell on both partakers in this act of sacrilege. Few churches have preserved monuments of the solitaries who dwelt under their shadow.
The tradition that Lady Lauretta was buried at Hackington church under the large stone on the altar steps is recorded by Hasted. There is at St. In Lower Quinton church Gloucestershire is the tomb of Joan, Lady Clopton, who from the use of the word clauditur in her monumental inscription is supposed to have been enclosed there after the death of Sir William Clopton. The fine brass lies on an altar tomb at the east end of the south aisle.
The costume shows the veiled head-dress with the barbe , the sign of widowhood. In the chancel of Faversham church is the brass of William Thornbury, the vicar, who is said to have been preparing to become a recluse in The year saw the death of two recluses at Allhallows, London Wall. The sum of 6 s. Eckenstein, Woman under Monast. Dodsworth, Church Notes.
The glass is said to have been removed during the last century? Further information will be welcomed by the writer. Fire of Love E. Bristol City Library, MS.
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Appendix B. Lyndwood, Provinciale , Lib. Royal Pensioners were retired, loyal servants of the king. The king was entitled to place a number of retired servants in monastic houses where the monastic house was expected to maintain them a corrody for the rest of their lives. This could lead to trouble, especially if resources were tight. Sometimes negotiations required to the king to pay a dowry or lump sum to help sustain the pensioner. Piers Plowman E. But in summer two meals were permitted, see Ancren Riwle. But there was often a bit of bread and wine or beer served in the morning, especially for the young or ailing.
There was also a bit of something to eat in the evening. But they may still have been allowed light refreshment in the morning and evening.