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  • For love of you, I will deliver your mother from her cares '(lines 177 — 79, 184 — 85) .52 Tellers of this Marian miracle often identify the indigence and impercipience of the Gaude boy as the child's essential characteristics that attracted his attacker.

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • The Rhodes scholar Oover may seem to an American the best example of the author's sunny malice, but that is probably because it is the sententious Oover we know best, Oover for whom Max Beerbohm has defied the English rule of impercipience, to whose exact idiom he has actually listened.

    Zuleika Dobson


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