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Offline t k

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---- garmentworried
« on: December 09, 2019, 04:56:43 am »
When he believed that he
had heard the call it seemed to him that he could see his future, his life, intact and on all sides
complete and inviolable, like a classic and serene vase, where the spirit could be born anew sheltered
from the harsh gale of living and die so, peacefully, with only the far sound of the circumvented
wind, with scarce even a handful of rotting dust to be disposed of. That was what the word seminary
meant: quiet and safe walls within which the hampered and garmentworried spirit could learn anew
serenity to contemplate without horror or alarm its own nakedness.
  (from Light in August, by William Faulkner; a larger context is here; this is a pdf file but opens as a browser window; use ctrl-f to locate the sentence)

Please explain garmentworried.  Thanks.  --- tk

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Re: ---- garmentworried
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2019, 01:53:33 pm »
people who used to worry about what they wore - how they looked in public.
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Duncan