By Theron Q. Dumont
An enticing demeanour is guaranteed if we'll keep away from the next: Sarcasm, impertinence, ridicule, sizzling mood, profanity, roughness, brutality, vulgarity, a noisy voice, and grouchiness. -from bankruptcy III, "The improvement of Your Magnetic strength"
The New idea move of the flip of the 20 th century mixed Christian spirituality with the magical so one can supply useful expression to the forces of the universe. Or so its proponents believed.
One of the main influential thinkers of this early "New Age" philosophy can provide right here, during this 1914 e-book, to proportion "in a condensed, non-mystical sort all i've been in a position to research of this excellent strength" of non-public magnetism. Mysteries published comprise: . the secrets and techniques of being certainly magnetic . the advance of your magnetic strength . the best way to use your character to win the love of the other intercourse . how one can domesticate luck . tips on how to provide yourself with protection opposed to injurious inspiration appeal . tips on how to make your self an outstanding energy on the earth . a formulation for developing happiness
Today's starvation for self-help, own empowerment, and pa spirituality has its origins in a yearning for self-improvement that is a century previous, as this pleasing little e-book demonstrates.
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For an extensive example of the second, see pp. 112–14, below. 10. Bate (1993), 22. 11. Ascham (1570), L1v. 36 English Translation and Classical Reception them, with published versions of classical works. 12 A hundred years later, Charles Hoole’s New Discovery of the Old Art of Teaching School (1661) recommends that the school library stock translations for both classroom and recreational reading, specifying the best English versions of Mantuan, Virgil, Persius and Ovid. 13 In contrast to Italy or France, where the topic of translation was addressed in treatises and other formal contexts by writers like Bruni, Du Bellay, Dolet and Peletier,14 pre-Restoration Britain can lay claim at most to only one treatise on the theory and practice of translation: the Interpretatio Linguarum (1569) of the Oxford divine Laurence Humphrey.
Others respond to Propertius after Pound has opened up the poems: Lowell’s ‘The Ghost (after Sextus Propertius)’ would have been ‘impossible without the example of the Homage’, in J. P. 33 While in Britain Latin editions had been freely available for many years, readerly interest in Lucretius is exponentially greater after the capable complete translation of Thomas Creech (1683) and the poetically impressive selection by Dryden (1685). 34 That seems a workable deﬁnition of a creative translation: a translation which creates new possibilities or begets new works.
17 Such formulations are largely predicated on the degree to which the source text and its language are successfully assimilated into the translation. ’18 But usually this is expressed in a more abstract discourse of strangeness and familiarity. 19 This means that questions about the procedures and purposes of translation are wrapped up with debates about linguistic assimilation. Two central issues structure these debates: the adequacy of English as a language of culture and knowledge, and the speciﬁc character of the English into which foreign (especially Latin) texts are translated.
Advanced Course in Personal Magnetism by Theron Q. Dumont