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Angels, Angels, everywhere… Stuart France

* “The Elizabethans followed Medieval lines of belief with regard to the angels yet confused, omitted, or misunderstood many of the finer details.” * * “They were convinced that the angels, as agents of ‘pure intellect’, acted as intermediaries between … Continue reading

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Linking the Chain III… Stuart France

* “Despite Copernicus, the educated Elizabethan inhabited a geocentric universe whose movements were directed from a fiery, light-filled heaven, situated beyond the fixed stars, by a fiery, light-filled Super-Being.” * * “Between this, the ‘highest-heaven’, and the created universe was … Continue reading

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Linking the Chain II… Stuart France

* “The Elements, then, were not links in a simple chain but acted more as ‘inherent principles’ within the chain as a whole…” * * “Similarly, the perfected parts of inanimate nature, operated at heights far removed from what might … Continue reading

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Linking the Chain… Stuart France

* “The idea of ‘Creation’s Ladder’ as uniform and consistent must be relinquished.” * * “Many aspects of it could not be compressed into such stricture.” * * “The Four Elements, being inanimate, should, one might suppose, take their place … Continue reading

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Stones of the Night III… Stuart France

* …After a longer than expected climb up the steeper than anticipated side of the plateaux, you are finally within appraisal distance of the pointed stone. Its presence, which now looms towards you, defining the false horizon, seems to demand … Continue reading

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Stones of the Night II… Stuart France

* …As the ferns thin you spy a wooden stile up ahead and descend the grassy-knoll rather too quickly for the conditions underfoot, trotting to the stile side, precariously, and resting awhile to catch your breath. A road runs to … Continue reading

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Stones of the Night… Stuart France

* You are a passenger… You stay under glass… You are driven through the city’s ripped back-sides. You leave the city’s ripped back-sides on a road which snakes through low, rough, foothills. Far on the horizon a solitary fin-shaped peak … Continue reading

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