A Mirror for Fools

A Mirror for Fools

Author: Nigellus Wireker

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ISBN: OCLC:224431758

Category: Monasticism and religious orders

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Categories: Monasticism and religious orders

A Mirror for Fools

A Mirror for Fools

Author: Nigellus Wireker (ca)

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ISBN: OCLC:422028114

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The Fools Journey

The Fools  Journey

Chapter 1 Mirroring Folly For fools a mirror shall it be . * Sebastian Brant ' s poem
, Das Narrenschiff , could be considered an ideological landmark , establishing a
new approach toward fools and folly . In Brant ' s innovative vision , fools ...

Author: Yona Pinson

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015079289289

Category: History

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Tracing the evolution of the newly emerging iconographical patterns of fools and folly, this book sheds light on the original and innovative invention that was an exclusive creation of northern Renaissance art and culture. The novel theme of the fools' journey, as expressed mainly through prints in Germany and later in the Netherlands in the sixteenth century is revealed as an ironical paraphrase, parodying the well established Christian topos, the Pilgrimage of Life or the Pilgrimage of the Human Soul, which offered the believer the opportunity to travel on the road toward redemption. The new mythical image of the fools' journey, however, confronts the contemporary reader/viewer with the image of the fool on his voyage that leads him, instead, to his doomed fate, thereby reflecting a pessimistic world-view. The newly emerging visual vocabulary is considered in relation to analogical contemporary didactic and satirical theatrical performances such as the rederijkers plays, the sotties, and also carnival processions. Proposing a new reading of Sebastian Brant's The Ship of Fools (Das Narrenschiff, Basel 1494), a landmark in the new iconography of the allegorical journey, this study recognizes as well the power of the visual image employed in the woodcuts-illustrations accompanying the treatise as a tool of moral teaching, used as a means of influencing the larger urban audience for whom word and image were sometimes interchangeable. Concomitantly, the divergence between verbal expression and visual language may be seen to define the inherent codes of the visual expressions. It is precisely the gap between literary sources and visualization, the very moment when visual vocabulary crystallizes, and image departs from word creating its own autonomous expression and language, that attracts our attention. The range and diversity of visual material related to the fools' journey topos, addresses a wide spectrum of audiences. This study also takes into consideration the strategies of communicating meanings and values to various publics. Addressing the wider urban public that was not necessarily lettered, notably women, illustrated-books and images were envisaged first of all as didactic tools. In accordance, the painters-engravers attended their public with rather simple visual elaborations that could be easily deciphered. Paintings, drawings, and prints intended for highly cultivated elite circles of urban society, among them works by Albrecht Durer and Hieronymus Bosch, demanded greater intellectual involvement on the part of the beholder, challenging the sophisticated viewer to re-create a meaningful ensemble out of the various scenes and motifs presented within complex compositions.
Categories: History

The Temperance Mirror

The Temperance Mirror

Fool ! of Tom fools ! Go to bed , Tom ! Answer , you fool with your staggering gait ,
And score of debt on the “ Blue Boar " slate ! See who is passing , dressed like a
Queen ! Go to bed , Tom ! Going to the Publicans ' Ball I ween ;Fool ! of Tom ...

Author:

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ISBN: WISC:89011286895

Category: Temperance

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Categories: Temperance

Annotations on the Epistles of Paul to I Corinthians VII XVI II Corinthians and Galatians

Annotations on the Epistles of Paul to I  Corinthians VII XVI  II  Corinthians and Galatians

A MIRROR FOR FOOLS . 303 in perils in the city , in perils in the wilderness , in
perils in the sea , in perils among false brethren ; in labour and travail , in
watchings often , in hunger and thirst , in fastings often , in cold and nakedness .
Beside ...

Author: Henry Eyster Jacobs

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:AH48AW

Category: Bible

Page: 404

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The Mirror of Literature Amusement and Instruction

The Mirror of Literature  Amusement  and Instruction

Academy , 11 , Furnival's Inn . In architectural studies , the splendid porticos of
Roman architecture , executed in ALL FOOLS : DAY , the two following churches ,
have , at va( For the Mirror . ) rious times , excited considerable interest .

Author: Thomas Byerly

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ISBN: CHI:17230370

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The History of Court Fools

The History of Court Fools

it to be delivered whole to the woman who had expressed regret that so splendid
a mirror should be destroyed . The entire court was in ecstasy at this rather
second - hand wisdom of the King , who , with more conceit than might have
been ...

Author: John Doran

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ISBN: ONB:+Z225111300

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Page: 389

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Mostly Fools

Mostly Fools

... against which the figure reclined was a block of veined quartz , and the whole
was placed upon a mirror , not a clear mirror , but one in which the glass had
been rufiled and stained into the semblance of a streamlet pool MOSTLY FOOLS
.

Author: Edmund Randolph

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ISBN: WISC:89006960041

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A Fool s Paradise

A Fool s Paradise

George F. Beardon (AKA “Slim”) wrote this book as a mirror of his life, dedicated
to his wonderful mother (now deceased), to whom he gave so much trouble and
heartaches as a young man. Growing up “tough” in the jungles of Phoenix, ...

Author: George Beardon

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781641381963

Category: Fiction

Page: 50

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A Fool's Paradise was written (non-fiction) to show the young people growing up in the "jungle" (the ghetto) that crime does not pay and the so-called fast life isn't worth the time. It's better to be free, raising a family and having a square job, than to be in prison boasting about how rich you used to be but can't even afford a candy bar in prison.
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A Fool s Paradise

A Fool s Paradise

A mirror , I declare ! ( arranges hersel before the glass ) SIR H . My taste again .
ALMA . The looking - glass ? Sir H . The image it enshrines . ( bowing ) ALMA . I
understand you . Plain , but comfortable . ( laughs and passes on ; graually gets ...

Author: Sydney Grundy

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWP49R

Category: English drama

Page: 57

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The Republic of Fools

The Republic of Fools

... the earliest of this species ; romances of chivalry followed after a long interval ;
and lastly came the novel , which is peculiarly a production of our own times , and
in which life is represented , or meant to be represented , even as in a mirror .

Author: Christoph Martin Wieland

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ISBN: OXFORD:600069918

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Not a Fool s Errand

Not  a Fool s Errand

I asked myself , and imagined I had in some way disfigured my face , and so
made a fright and sight of myself ; but happening to pass a mirror , and finding my
“ beauty " unimpaired , and my appearance as it should be , I was excessively ...

Author: Joseph Holt Ingraham

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002129452Y

Category: Southern States

Page: 526

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Categories: Southern States

Narcissus or the Mirror of the World and other poems

Narcissus  or  the Mirror of the World  and other poems

Fools for a time may gain the day , Where wisdom cannot make its way ,
Sometimes in this world's motley school , The sage must prattle like the fool , For
fools with these will pass for wise , Who never use their ears nor eyes . Some
stories ...

Author: Esq. Henry Lee WARNER

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ISBN: BL:A0017911563

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Page: 206

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The Book of Noodles Or Fools and Their Follies

The Book of Noodles  Or  Fools and Their Follies

Why , you fool , ” said he , “ it is not the lower , but the upper , portion that is going
off . ” It was a Greek pedant who stood before a mirror and shut his eyes that he
might know how he looked when asleep - a jest which reappears in Taylor ' s Wit
 ...

Author: William Alexander Clouston

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044019886159

Category: Wit and humor

Page: 228

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Categories: Wit and humor

Fools of Fortune

Fools of Fortune

Dealers have been known to obtain an unfair advantage by having on a table in
front of them a highly polished snuff box , or cigarette case ; which , serving as a
mirror , enables their quick and practiced eye to catch the reflection of the cards ...

Author: John Philip Quinn

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C005529620

Category: Gambling

Page: 640

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Categories: Gambling

Medical Mirror

Medical Mirror

The Nemesis of fools confessed cal clinic of the Lyons Faculty of His task was
useless ; threw aside His gory club and died . Medicine , explains the processes
by Thenceforth unterrified , which the American fluid extracts Mankind pursued ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015076620114

Category: Medicine

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A Mirror for Lovers

A Mirror for Lovers

By means of Q3's highly figue rative ruse he tries to fool himself into thinking that
his days without the beloved, clouded by ... Night and day together torture him
even more viciously for his having tried to play them for fools with flattering lies.

Author: William F. Zak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739175101

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 595

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A Mirror for Lovers: Shake-speare's Sonnets as Curious Perspective, by William F. Zak, seeks to identify in Shake-speare'e sonnet sequence the structural and thematic features of the satirical tradition born in Plato's Symposium. In an effort to trace the power of Plato's discrimination of the true nature of love, Zak makes a case for the mutually illuminating relationship among the sonnets to the fair young man and the dark lady, “A Lover's Complaint,” and the mysterious dedication that until now have never received attention as an integral symbolic matrix of meaning.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Quiet Habitation

 A Quiet Habitation

Clearly , not only his book , but Burnellus himself is a mirror for fools . Throughout
the woodcuts of Sebastian Prant ' s Ship of Fools ( iew York , 1962 ) , both the
mirror and the " asses ear ' s " of the fool ' s cap designate the fool . Once again ...

Author: John Edward Reuter

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006978808

Category: English fiction

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Artibus Et Historiae

Artibus Et Historiae

ly playing with the idea of mirroring and reflecting in a series of circular images ,
conceived as mirrors . ... The fool ' s mirror ( Das Narrenspiegel ) could indicate
his narcissism and vanity , but also his self - ignorance , since " no one knows ...

Author:

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ISBN: UOM:39015042584725

Category: Arts

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Categories: Arts