He is shamefast
and bashful with those who surround him and wishes not to be discovered by them, just as one instinctively avoids all lavish display of comfort or wealth in the presence of a poor friend.
It has become commonplace in contemporary American culture for the shamefast
to attempt to deny access to other, open-minded people the materials that they themselves find frightening; their impact is minimal, having little clout in legitimate academia, where discussion and exploration and exchanges of ideas result from encounters with the unfamiliar.
In Philadelphia first it came, my heart/Shook, shamefast
in glory, and I saw, I saw--/But I'll tell you quietly, in system, what I saw" (New 5).
There is, of course, another side of her influence; in her capacity as the goddess of "hunting and of shamefast
chastitee" (2055), she can easily be the image of a sterile "Femenye.
The finest of the mechanicals (and fairies) was the outsized Snug (Raymond McAnally), an innocent giant whose meek manner, shamefast
gestures, and soft, lisping Tennessee twang made him an endearing joiner and a pussy-cat lion.
The hand,// To hide me from the blaze of the wide world, drops, Shamefast