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"Mad with Virtue and Piety"

Edited by Thomas Austenfeld UNT Press ePub

"Mad with Virtue and Piety"

Robert H. Brinkmeyer, Jr.

In this paper I want to bring into dialogue William Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses and Katherine Anne Porter’s Ship of Fools. At first glance the two novels appear to have nothing to do with each other: Go Down, Moses, which appeared in 1942, focuses on the lives of an extended family in rural Mississippi over the course of more than a hundred years; and Ship of Fools, which appeared in 1962, follows the complicated interactions of various shipmates on a 1930s voyage across the Atlantic. While I am not suggesting any specific matters of influence—Porter clearly knew the work of Faulkner, but I’ve yet to find any evidence that she had read Go Down, Moses—the two novels (both of which had their origins in the late 1930s, despite their vastly different publication dates) dovetail in terms of several key concerns and themes, particularly regarding issues of idealism, responsibility to history and one’s community, and what might be called the negative collusion with evil. Especially striking are the parallels between two principal characters, Faulkner’s Ike McCaslin and Porter’s Dr. Schumann. In my discussion here, I want to focus primarily on these two figures, and particularly on the way that the noble, but finally misguided, idealism of Ike McCaslin sheds light on Dr. Schumann’s similarly admirable but ultimately flawed commitment to a principled life. Typically understood as the moral center of Ship of Fools, Dr. Schumann emerges in this reading as more complicated and less trustworthy, not the moral compass of the novel but finally another of its foolish denizens.

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Fashion Designing

Low, Rachel C&T Publishing ePub

FASHION ILLUSTRATION

Another great way to discover your creative style is to do some fashion illustration. Whether you have an entire collection in mind, an outfit you want to make, or just one piece, fashion illustration gives you (and others) a visual representation of what your specific vision is.

Most fashion designers are constantly drawing their designs for their collections. They work from these drawings to consider various fabrics and ultimately to choose fabrics and make the garment.

Some designers draw their designs freehand. Some use croquis.

It provides a well-proportioned fashion figure for you to draw your garments and accessories on. You have your own croquis to color and design! Trace a croquis using lightweight paper or vellum (what the fashion designers use) or make photocopies of the page so you have lots of croquis on hand to use and design.

Patterns of different pieces of clothing and boots are also blank and will help you draw the various fashion silhouettes. Trace over them again and again if you use lightweight paper for your croquis, copy them with a photocopier, or make templates on a heavier paper or cardboard so you can use them over and over.

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Going to a Party

Low, Rachel C&T Publishing ePub

Do you love to go to a party? I know I do! Whenever I receive a party invitation, one of the first things I ask is: What am I going to wear? Then, to decide, I ask myself some other questions: What kind of party is it? Is there a theme? What time of year is it? With this information I get excited and start to envision all the possible looks I could put together. Lucky for us, we are all learning how to make our own clothes and accessories so we can design our own party outfit. How fun!

In this section you will make the essential party must-haves: a festive dress, a party purse, shoe clips, and the perfect party hair accessory—a glitter headband. Using your imagination you can style each piece to reflect your personality.

WHAT YOU NEED

1¼–2 yards of light- to medium-weight fabric (Check your size in How Much Fabric to Buy.)

Wool felt: sheets or scraps at least 9˝ × 12˝

½ yard of ribbon, ¼˝–⅝˝ wide

Invisible zipper to match dress fabric, 15˝ long

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Sudden Shower, A

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

BAREFOOTED boys scud up the street,

Or skurry under sheltering sheds;

And schoolgirl faces, pale and sweet,

Gleam from the shawls about their heads.

Doors bang; and mother-voices call

From alien homes; and rusty gates

Are slammed; and high above it all,

The thunder grim reverberates.

And then, abrupt,—the rain! the rain!—

The earth lies gasping; and the eyes

Behind the streaming window-pane

Smile at the trouble of the skies.

The highway smokes; sharp echoes ring;

The cattle bawl and cowbells clank;

And into town comes galloping

The farmer’s horse, with streaming flank.

The swallow dips beneath the eaves,

And flirts his plumes and folds his wings;

And under the catawba leaves

The caterpillar curls and clings.

The bumble-bee is pelted down

The wet stem of the hollyhock;

And sullenly, in spattered brown,

The cricket leaps the garden walk.

Within, the baby claps his hands

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Back to School

Low, Rachel C&T Publishing ePub

The outfit for the first day seems to always be top of mind. Now that you are learning to sew and craft, you can make your outfit like no one else’s and really stand out. Sound fun?

Let’s make this outfit a reflection of you and your style. Maybe you are inspired by one of the mood boards or fashion illustrations you made. In this section the outfit is all about a playful and chic skirt paired with a cardigan (a sweater that opens in the front) and fun accessories you can make and style.

Let’s do a little designing before we get started.

Here is a sketch of the outfit we will make. Grab some markers or colored pencils, and maybe some fabric swatches too, and color, doodle, and show how you would like your outfit to look. Then we can get to stitching. On the following pages I show you the steps to make it!

WHAT YOU NEED

½ to ¾ yard each of 2 different fabrics*

Knit non-roll elastic, 1˝ wide

Basic sewing supplies

Pattern or kraft paper

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"Before the Voyage Ended"

Edited by Thomas Austenfeld UNT Press ePub

"Before the Voyage Ended"

Beth Alvarez

Prior to its April 1962 publication, more than half of the text of Ship of Fools had previously appeared in a total of twelve installments in seven periodicals. This exploration of the relationship between the previously published portions of the novel and the 1962 work is informed by primary source materials at the University of Maryland Libraries. Surviving among Porter's papers are manuscript copies of six of the excerpts (Partisan Review, Fall 1945; Harper's, October, November, December 1950, November 1953; Mademoiselle, July 1958). Her papers also hold Porter's personal copies of eleven of the twelve serials in which the excerpts were originally published (Sewanee Review, October 1944; Accent, Summer 1946; Sewanee Review, January-March 1947; Harper's, October, November, December 1950, November 1953; Atlantic, March, April 1956; Mademoiselle, July 1958; Texas Quarterly, Autumn 1959). There is also correspondence with editorial staff of the seven periodicals in her papers and additional relevant correspondence in the papers of Seymour Lawrence and Cyrilly Abels. My research began with the manuscripts and correspondence, followed by reading the twelve excerpts in the order in which they were published. After reading the text of the entire novel, I compared it with the texts of the excerpts and noted differences between them. What follows are the results of these efforts and some preliminary conclusions. Appended to the paper are charts detailing the relationship between the excerpts and the novel.

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Jolly Miller, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

[Restored Romaunt.]

IT was a Jolly Miller lived on the River Dee;

He looked upon his piller, and there he found a flea:

“O Mr. Flea! You have bit’ me,

And you shall shorely die!”

So he scrunched his bones against the stones—

And there he let him lie!

’Twas then the Jolly Miller he laughed and told his wife,

And she laughed fit to kill her, and dropped her carvin’-knife!—

“O Mr. Flea!” “Ho-ho!” “Tee-hee!”

They both laughed fit to kill,

Until the sound did almost drownd

The rumble of the mill!

“Laugh on, my Jolly Miller! and Missus Miller, too!—

But there’s a weeping-willer will soon wave over you!”

The voice was all so awful small—

So very small and slim!—

He durst’ infer that it was her,

Ner her infer ’twas him!

That night the Jolly Miller, says he, “It’s Wifey dear,

That cat o’ yourn, I’d kill her!—her actions is so queer,—

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Super-Sweet-Smelling Lavender Sachets

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

a teeny bit more challenging

Super-Sweet-Smelling Lavender Sachets

Finished Size: Approximately 4¾˝ × 6½˝

What Do I Need?

Large scrap at least 6˝ × 15˝ or ¼ yard of cotton fabric for the outer bag (You can make 3 bags with ¼ yard.)

Large scrap at least 5˝ × 14˝ of muslin for the inner bag

⅛ yard of fun-colored cotton for the ties

Dried lavender (about 1 cup)

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

If you are using a ¼˝ presser foot, don’t forget to use washi tape as a guide to make the correct seam allowance width for this project.

Prepare the Pieces

1.Cut 1 piece of cotton fabric to measure 5½˝ × 14˝ for the outer bag.

2.Cut 1 piece of muslin to measure 4½˝ × 13˝ for the inner bag.

3.Cut 2 pieces of cotton to measure 2˝ × 22½˝ for the ties.

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Grandfather Squeers

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

“MY grandfather Squeers,” said The Raggedy Man,

As he solemnly lighted his pipe and began—

“The most indestructible man, for his years,

And the grandest on earth, was my grandfather Squeers!

“He said, when he rounded his three-score-and-ten,

‘I’ve the hang of it now and can do it again!’

“He had frozen his heels so repeatedly, he

Could tell by them just what the weather would be;

“And would laugh and declare, ‘while the Almanac would

Most falsely prognosticate, he never could!’

“Such a hale constitution had grandfather Squeers

That, ’though he’d used ‘navy’ for sixty odd years,

“He still chewed a dime’s-worth six days of the week,

While the seventh he passed with a chew in each cheek:

“Then my grandfather Squeers had a singular knack

Of sitting around on the small of his back,

“With his legs like a letter Y stretched o’er the grate

Wherein ’twas his custom to ex-pec-tor-ate.

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Little Coat, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

HERE’S his ragged “roundabout”

Turn the pockets inside out:

See; his pen-knife, lost to use,

Rusted shut with apple-juice;

Here, with marbles, top and string,

Is his deadly “devil-sling,”

With its rubber, limp at last

As the sparrows of the past!

Beeswax—buckles—leather straps—

Bullets, and a box of caps,—

Not a thing of all, I guess,

But betrays some waywardness—

E’en these tickets, blue and red,

For the Bible-verses said—

Such as this his mem’ry kept—

“Jesus wept.”

Here’s a fishing hook-and-line,

Tangled up with wire and twine,

And dead angle-worms, and some

Slugs of lead and chewing-gum,

Blent with scents that can but come

From the oil of rhodium.

Here—a soiled, yet dainty note,

That some little sweetheart wrote,

Dotting,—“Vine grows round the stump,”

And—“My sweetest sugar lump!”

Wrapped in this—a padlock key

Where he’s filed a touch-hole—see!

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Little Orphant Annie

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

LITTLE Orphant Annie’s come to our house to stay,

An’ wash the cups an’ saucers up, an’ brush the crumbs away,

An’ shoo the chickens off the porch, an’ dust the hearth, an’ sweep,

An’ make the fire, an’ bake the bread, an’ earn her board-an’-keep;

An’ all us other childern, when the supper things is done,

We set around the kitchen fire an’ has the mostest fun

A-list’nin’ to the witch-tales ’at Annie tells about,

An’ the Gobble-uns ’at gits you

Ef you

Don’t

Watch

Out!

Onc’t they was a little boy wouldn’t say his prayers,—

So when he went to bed at night, away up stairs,

His Mammy heerd him holler, an’ his Daddy heerd him bawl,

An’ when they turn’t the kivvers down, he wasn’t there at all!

An’ they seeked him in the rafter-room, an’ cubby-hole, an’ press,

An’ seeked him up the chimbly-flue, an’ ever’wheres, I guess;

But all they ever found was thist his pants an’ roundabout:—

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Our Hired Girl

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

OUR hired girl, she’s ’Lizabuth Ann;

An’ she can cook best things to eat!

She ist puts dough in our pie-pan,

An’ pours in somepin’ ’at’s good and sweet,

An’ nen she salts it all on top

With cinnamon; an’ nen she’ll stop

An’ stoop an’ slide it, ist as slow,

In th’ old cook-stove, so’s ’twon’t slop

An’ git all spilled; nen bakes it, so

It’s custard pie, first thing you know!

An’ nen she’ll say:

“Clear out o’ my way!

They’s time fer work, an’ time fer play!—

Take yer dough, an’ run, Child; run!

Er I cain’t git no cookin’ done!”

When our hired girl ’tends like she’s mad,

An’ says folks got to walk the chalk

When she’s around, er wisht they had,

I play out on our porch an’ talk

To th’ Raggedy Man ’at mows our lawn;

An’ he says, “Whew!” an’ nen leans on

His old crook-scythe, and blinks his eyes,

An’ sniffs all round an’ says,—“I swawn!

Ef my old nose don’t tell me lies,

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Squirtgun Uncle Maked Me, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

UNCLE Sidney, when he wuz here,

Maked me a squirtgun out o’ some

Elder-bushes ’at growed out near

Where wuz the brickyard—’way out clear

To where the toll-gate come!

So when we walked back home again,

He maked it, out in our woodhouse where

Wuz the old workbench, an’ the old jack-plane,

An’ the old ’pokeshave, an’ the tools all lay’n’

Ist like he wants ’em there.

He sawed it first with the old hand-saw;

An’ nen he peeled off the bark, an’ got

Some glass an’ scraped it; an’ told ’bout Pa,

When he wuz a boy an’ fooled his Ma,

An’ the whippin’ ’at he caught.

Nen Uncle Sidney, he took an’ filed

A’ old arn ramrod; an’ one o’ the ends

He screwed fast into the vise; an’ smiled,

Thinkin’, he said, o’ when he wuz a child,

’Fore him an’ Pa wuz mens.

He punched out the peth, an’ nen he put

A plug in the end with a hole notched through;

Nen took the old drawey-knife an’ cut

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Old Aunt Mary’s

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

WAS N’T it pleasant, O brother mine,

In those old days of the lost sunshine

Of youth—when the Saturday’s chores were through,

And the “Sunday’s wood” in the kitchen, too,

And we went visiting, “me and you,”

Out to Old Aunt Mary’s?

It all comes back so clear to-day!

Though I am as bald as you are gray—

Out by the barn-lot, and down the lane,

We patter along in the dust again,

As light as the tips of the drops of the rain,

Out to Old Aunt Mary’s!

We cross the pasture, and through the wood

Where the old gray snag of the poplar stood,

Where the hammering “red-heads” hopped awry,

And the buzzard “raised” in the “clearing” sky

And lolled and circled, as we went by

Out to Old Aunt Mary’s.

And then in the dust of the road again;

And the teams we met, and the countrymen;

And the long highway, with sunshine spread

As thick as butter on country bread,

Our cares behind, and our hearts ahead

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Paper Flower Gift Toppers

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

easy peasy

Paper Flower Gift Toppers

Finished Size: Approximately 7˝ in diameter

What Do I Need?

Crepe paper in colors that would make a fun flower

Scrap of felt measuring at least 3˝ × 3˝ for the flower base

Hot glue gun (low temperature)

Paper scissors

special skills

• Making and using templates

• Using a hot glue gun

Prepare the Pieces

1.Use the patterns (Paper Flower Topper) to make templates.

2.Cut a stack of 6–8 of each different-sized petal from crepe paper.

3.Cut 1 strip for the inside of the flower from crepe paper.

4.Cut 1 felt circle.

TIP

Always cut the petals so that the grain (the lines in the crepe paper) is running up and down. This helps when it comes to shaping the petals.

Add a little taste of spring to your gift with this super-sweet paper flower gift topper. When the gift is opened, the flower could be sewn to a hair clip and worn in the recipient’s hair … how lovely!

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