Philander," remonstrated Professor Porter; "it is most unbeseeming
in you to submit to such indignities."
Shoulson draws these conflicts to a sharply memorable and provocative point when he quotes from Milton's preface to his tragedy: "Gregory Nazianzen[,] a Father of the Church[,] thought it not unbeseeming
the sanctity of his person to write a Tragedy, which he entitl'd Christ Suffering" (258).
[i]t may be thought strange, and unbeseeming
our sex, to shew ourselves by
praises Peter as one who neither "Affect[ed] fashions, nor [was] addicted wholly / To unbeseeming
blushless vanities" (93-94).
blushless vanities, 95 But suiting(14) so his habit and desire