Intendiment

In`tend´i`ment


n.1.Attention; consideration; knowledge; understanding.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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like a ship in midst of tempest left Withouten helme or Pilot her to sway, Full sad and dreadfull is that ships event: So is the man that wants intendiment. ("The Teares of the Muses" 141-44) (74)
(78) Since the poet is unable to fulfill his manifest "intendiment" or "intendment" (in the obscure senses of the word current in Spenser's lifetime--that is, "Meaning conveyed or intended; signification; import" and "The act or fact of intending; will, purpose, intent; that which is intended, an intention; a design, project" [OED]), it is fitting that he decrypts himself in the margins of his canon as shipwrecked by his inability to epistemically master the unrepresentable--and therefore traumatic--geopolitical realities of empire: "Full sad and dreadfull is that ships event: So is the man that wants intendiment ..." (Teares of the Muses 143-44).