In this time of weakness and depression he would have made it his medicine and support, his comforter, his recreation, and his friend, and thereby sunk deeper and deeper, and bound himself down for ever in the bathos whereinto
he had fallen.
What Lewis wants to symbolize through Zenith (and Gopher Prairie from his novel Main Street) is the "[l]ife dehumanized by indifference or enmity to all human values." According to Whipple (1962: 72), this is the key for Zenith, as a "city of the dead," or through a Coleridgean lense (which we believe is a crucially relevant way to look at Zenith)--a Xanadu seen as a Fool's Paradise, whereinto
also the author-creator himself may fall if he indulges too much or at all in the ghostly evanescent delights of opium, forgetting that there is also a price to be paid for them: the terrors of opium (see infra).
(13) John Stubbes, The discouerie of a gaping gulf whereinto
England is like to be swallowed by another French marriage ...
For Montaigne, a melancholy temperament was foreign to his character: 'C'est une humeur melancolique, et une humeur par consequent tres ennemie de ma complexion naturelle, produite par le chagrin de la solitude en laquelle il y a quelques annees que je m'estoy jette, qui m'a mis premierement en teste cette resverie de me mesler d'escrire" [It is a melancholy humor, and consequently a hatefull enemy to my naturall complexion, bred by the anxiete, and produced by the anguish of carking care, whereinto
some yeares since I cast my selfe, that first put this humorous conceipt of writing into my head] (II: 8.385/75).
However, Emerson's belief in the intellect as an essential palliative surpasses the function of aesthetic contemplation in Schopenhauer's metaphysics: "But higher still than the activities of art, the intellect in its purity and the moral sense in its purity are not distinguished from each other, and both ravish us into a region whereinto
these passionate clouds of sorrow cannot rise" (CW 12:272).
we have been thrown; whereto we speed, wherefrom we are
Q 19: What is the misery of that estate whereinto
He uses various metaphors to express his desire for a larger structure on which to hang individual pieces of culture: "a bracket for one kind of ideas, I mean that will hold a whole set of ideas and keep them apart from another set" (29), a "card-index" or "set of cubby holes whereinto
one can sort one's values and make them into a schema" (305), or "some sort of provisory scaffold, hat-rack or something to work from" (260).