[ilds] RG 2003 Justine 1.19 -- soror mea sponsor

Michael Haag michaelhaag at btinternet.com
Thu May 3 16:44:41 PDT 2007


Looks like a slip.  And nobody noticed.  Bad marks to Durrell and Faber.

:Michael




On Thursday, May 3, 2007, at 08:23  pm, slighcl wrote:

>
>
> On 5/3/2007 2:53 PM, william godshalk wrote:
>
> Durrell got his information from a variety of sources, not all of
> them very scholarly. I wonder if one of the books he was using got
> the Latin phrase wrong, and Durrell just copied it without thought. I
> know that's not very helpful -- unless of course you like to hunt for 
> sources.
>
> I am uncertain if this info really moves the discussion forward, but 
> here follows a transcription of LD's note in the first of his Justine 
> notebooks at the BL:
>
> [ 15verso ]
>
> Notes
>
> Ants passing on the back of the hand
>
> [geometric design, in ink and pencil]
>
> Cabalistic
>
> Hortus conclusus, soror mea sponsor
>   An enclosed garden is my sister, my spouse
>     Fons signatus  the sealed fountain
>
> Worringer “Abstraction und Einfühlung’
> “When Tibullus says ‘Primum in mundo
> fecit deus timroem’ (The first thing God
> made in the world is fear), this very feeling
> of dread is admitted as the primal root
> of artistic energy”
>
> [Cf. hortus conclusus—Justine 39]
>
>
>
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>
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