"Heaven grant the manlier heart, that timely ere Youth fly, with life's real tempest would be coping; The fruit of dreamy hoping Is, waking, blank despair." - CLOUGH, Ambarvalia
And the metaphor of unpayable debts had infiltrated Clough's sense of family relationships, as in his satiric poem "Duty" from Ambarvalia
(1849): Duty--that's to say complying With whate'er's expected here; Claims of kith and kin connection, Claims of manners honour still, Ready money of affection Pay, who ever drew the bill.
The business of Adam's life, indeed, is mundane and unappealing; he appears but a cog in a tedious machine, if not quite one who, in gloomy words from Ambarvalia (1849), serves the 'broken cisterns' of 'vain Philosophy'.
In the memorable satire 'Duty--that's to say complying' from Ambarvalia, Clough makes duty, among other things, an impediment to enquiry: Duty--'tis to take on trust What things are good, and right, and just; And whether indeed they be or be not, Try not, test not, feel not, see not.
10 letters: AMBARVALIA
, EXPEDIENCE, SUN-SENSORS, TEST-RETEST 13 letters: KNICKETY-KNOCK, SINISTER-SIDES 16 letters: CHOLECYSTECTATIC (sted), SMICKSMICKSMACKS (csd) (c) Pattern X ?
The fact that he is glossing it for his fiancee shows that it is a strange Americanism, and he would never have used the word in this sense for an English audience - which is what the collection Ambarvalia
was aimed at.
Rogation Days, first fixed by the English Church in 747, were certainly prefigured by the blessing of the fields during the Roman Ambarvalia
The poetry translations themselves, however, of Ambarvalia
(1933), No Traveller Returns (Tabibito kaerazu, 1947), and Eterunitasu (1962), make the perilous journey through Nishikawa's literary world deeply rewarding.
Arnold had been telling him this much as early as their correspondence of 1848, in his response to Clough's Ambarvalia manuscripts.
It is also hard to know where in the Ambarvalia manuscripts Arnold finds the "false & JARRING" Festus.
(5) Poems like "Natura Naturans," published in his first collection of poems Ambarvalia
(a joint collection with Thomas Burbridge, 1849), were omitted in subsequent editions edited by Mrs.