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Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (4): 381–383.
Published: 01 December 1980
... on a whole range of very different subjects. The lengthy section on Paracelsus demonstrates both the strengths and the weaknesses of the author’s approach to intellectual history. By drawing our at- tention to the influence of Paracelsus, Grudin has done us a real service: critics still tend...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 543–547.
Published: 01 December 2017
...,” has little at which to cavil and much to admire. She shows how Paracelsus “contravened Aristotelian orthodoxy by tossing aside the four traditional elements (earth, water, air, and fire) and putting in their place three elemental principles (sulfur, salt, and mercury) . . . signify[ing] not the common...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (1): 37–52.
Published: 01 March 1991
... to Biihme and another alchemist and mystic, Paracelsus, in fragments “preserved in the memories of the initiated, and handed down by individualsl There was some support for this view in one of Coleridge’s sources, the German historian of philosophy W. G. Tennemann, who wrote that the “system...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (2): 185–187.
Published: 01 June 1982
... for himself the vitality of continuing change. His very guilt provides the possibility of reorigination. Paracelsus makes the power of secondariness which Browning discovered in Pauline into the defining attribute of human culture. In his change from an autonomous to a deferential figure, Paracelsus...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (3): 280–282.
Published: 01 September 1956
... the iieed for development of the aspects of church action and folk reaction, a prop- osition with some suggestions for procedure ; Richard Weber, “Der Zauberer Paracelsus” (pp. 128-36), spins out a footnote annotation to Peuckert’s Puttsophie; Inger M. Boberg, “Fr. L. Grundtvig, ein danischer...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (3): 280.
Published: 01 September 1956
... for development of the aspects of church action and folk reaction, a prop- osition with some suggestions for procedure ; Richard Weber, “Der Zauberer Paracelsus” (pp. 128-36), spins out a footnote annotation to Peuckert’s Puttsophie; Inger M. Boberg, “Fr. L. Grundtvig, ein danischer Volkskunde...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 171–191.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Society Papers: Selected to Represent the Work of the Society from 1886-1897 , 7 – 34 . New York : Macmillan . ———. 1897b . “ The Problem of Paracelsus .” In The Boston Browning Society Papers: Selected to Represent the Work of the Society from 1886-1897 , 231 – 38 . New York : Macmillan...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (1): 92–95.
Published: 01 March 1985
... concern had only a rudimentary knowledge of the high Neo- platonic theurgy and thaumaturgy of Ficino, Agrippa, Bruno, Paracelsus, Trithemius, and Dee. Indeed, their principal sources were ordinary folk witches on the one hand and on the other the enchanters and enchantresses of narrative...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (1): 31–35.
Published: 01 March 1959
... of Paracelsus. Moreover, in some cases the doctrines thus derived have been com- pounded with other philosophies, making it difficult to separate the original intellectual constituents. Nevertheless, Emerson assimilated 1 Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Boston and New York, 1903- 32...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 June 2014
... of Paracelsus.” In The Boston Browning Society Papers: Selected to Represent the Work of the Society from 1886 – 1897, 221 – 48. New York: Macmillan. Ruskin, John. 1909. The Works of John Ruskin, edited by Edward Tyas Cook...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (3): 363–401.
Published: 01 September 1941
... it was in the Renaissance, when the serious artisan might either scoff at the creed of transmuters of metals, or, believing, make significant chemical discoveries while pursuing the will 0’ the wisp of the “stone.” Of the reputed alchemists of the period, none was more famous or more vilified than Paracelsus...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (4): 394–411.
Published: 01 December 1948
... and Alchemical Writings of. . . Paracelsus the Great, ed. A. E. Waite [1894], I, 231-33). More- over, when we compare the imagery of these two stanzas with that of “The Showre” (p. 402, below), it becomes evident that both underlying concepts are based, in a large measure, upon the Aristotelian theory...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (2): 151–167.
Published: 01 June 1976
.... But this point is simply not tenable. In Hofmannsthal’s diary, the remark “Theophr. Paracelsus uber den geheimnisvollen Regenten unseres Lebens: ‘unser Geist, der nicht in uns wohnet und seinen Stuhl in die oberen Sterne setzt’” is immediately followed by the words “das wahre Ich, das grol3e Ich...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 121–141.
Published: 01 March 2016
... dire après cela. Mais il me semble que vous êtes le seul poète qui soit au niveau et à la tête de la pensée de notre époque en ayant en plus la puissance poétique. [My dear B, I had been forcibly struck by your Paracelsus and by other of your works. But there is none with which I so sympathize...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (4): 393–421.
Published: 01 December 1986
... are “not in the least bit arbitrary” and (here Reiss quotes Paracelsus) “carry with them perfect knowledge of occult things, as well as acquaintance with their powers and hidden faculties” (p. 32). In the anthropology of Eliot’s day the shaman is the master namer in “primitive” society, he who is granted...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (4): 423–447.
Published: 01 December 1945
... and sage,” this scholar made no decision “not to Live but Know.” It was not enough to emulate Paracelsus, who exclaimed I still must hoard and heap and class all truths With one ulterior purpose : I must know. A hoarder and heaper and classifier of all truth Pattison...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (1): 21–53.
Published: 01 March 1975
..., 45 ( I94G), 68-76. 50 PARADISE LOST We see, then, the reason for Raphael’s equipoise between the claims of spirit and matter, heaven and earth: like fire and water they are com- plementary opposites. In the words of Paracelsus, “As we see...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (2): 359–394.
Published: 01 June 2000
... two alleged Gestalt- switches have complementary functions: projectibility and repleteness. A turn from the “Renaissance” to “L’Age classique” looks like a quest for projectible information. What one “knew” from Paracelsus or from Ptolemaic astronomy did...