Infectious meter commemorates, and encourages readers to remember distinctly, the impercipient
obliviousness of largely unindividuated figures who sink into a dim "half-dream" as they seek to "live again in memory" (1: 472-473, 11.
de la Rue, given the obsession that she represented--how often he thought of her, spoke of her, wrote to her, went to her--he would have to have been an unusually impercipient
man to find Catherine's worries as preposterous as he pretends to find them.
And just as the impercipient
Melford reflects that 'it was never like this in my father's time', so is Bates implicitly drawing our attention to the fact that things have moved on from the time of his own father (and grandfather) and the memories of the Northamptonshire/Bedfordshire setting that supply his favourite inspiration.
The moment can be played for a thrilling turn of high adventure, or can be keyed into another instance of Orlando the audience-insulting and impercipient
; especially as he then launches into what sounds like unconscious audience address, conceiving the community of the Forest / Globe as godless idlers--just the view, of course, that Perkins and Puritanism held of vagabonds.
In The Impercipient
his speaker bluntly asks: "Why always must I feel as blind to the sights my brethren see?"
collectors and gallery-curators could not distinguish the indubitable in his work, although there are external clues as well.
Why are we now having them thrust upon us by impercipient
Or else, at some other, almost un-supposable extreme of artifice, that Coverdale is only pretending to be monumentally impercipient
. Let's see: Hollingsworth wants his cottage to be not shady and secluded but open and exemplary--"an idea in the mind, and the sun shining"?
Responding to what he experienced as a crisis of indistinction throughout the modern social and cultural order--including (but certainly not limited to) a swelling "flood" of mediocre popular novels, consumed by masses of undiscriminating readers--James fashioned the Novel (capital N) as a form that, above all, provides a framework for distinguishing the astute few from the impercipient
multitude: "The reader of James--the Jamesian--was not an aristocrat, exactly, but something else, a certain kind of aesthete-intellectual able to share the Master's endless enthusiasm for the mental labor of making distinctions" (39-40).