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    president of immortals

    hi to all
    "That freedom ...would diminish the kinds of constraint which men and women now experience as a kind of second nature , and which confront them with all the sublime authority of some Hardyesque President of the Immortals."
    I know that the underlined part is an allusion to last lines of Thomas Hardy novel Tess but i can't grabe its meaning(specially President of Immortals) . Please help me!
    Last edited by nimsooze; 28-Aug-2007 at 15:35.


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    Re: president of immortals

    please answer my question!


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    Re: president of immortals

    Quote Originally Posted by nimsooze View Post
    hi to all
    "That freedom ...would diminish the kinds of constraint which men and women now experience as a kind of second nature , and which confront them with all the sublime authority of some Hardyesque President of the Immortals."
    I know that the underlined part is an allusion to last lines of Thomas Hardy novel Tess but i can't grabe its meaning(specially President of Immortals) . Please help me!
    The President of the Immortals is Fate [destiny]


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    Re: president of immortals

    Thanks anglica!
    But how could this "President of the Immortals" mean destiny? Who used this phrase in this meaning for the first time and where?


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    Re: president of immortals

    Thomas Hardy - referring to something he read in a play by Aeschylus. Fate/destiny controls all things, whether natural or supernatural.

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