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Master And Fool

Author : J. V. Jones
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From dungeon to cathedral, from brothel to hermit's hut, the gambits of the mighty face the power of seers and stars. In the fortress of Bren, mad King Kylock and the wizard Baralis spread their sadistic terror across the shattered kingdoms. Meanwhile, the fallen knight Tawl and Jack, the baker's boy, meet in a quest to save widowed Melliandra and her unborn child. The conflict that follows will rewrite the meaning of Destiny and unknit the very fabric of Time ... MASTER AND FOOL is the conclusion to the Book of Words - an epic tale of grandeur and magic which has been acclaimed as one of the most brilliant fantasy debuts for many years. For more information on this or any other Orbit book, visit the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

Master Fool

Author : J. V. Jones
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The Known Lands are teetering on the brink of war. Alliances are made, armies are mobilized, and once-proud loyalties are shattered. Desperate to avoid worldwide catastrophe, Jack, the baker's boy, must find Melli and Tawl and learn to harness the full strength of his magic to face his ultimate destiny--a final confrontation with the murderously evil and power-mad Kylock.

Cool Young Master Loves a Fool Girl

Author : Ruo Yousuoshi
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The 160 all is that bullshit of heaven make a match to harm she how also do not believe the person that he loves actually is her but not that fiancee but he has kept her for twenty years how can she still not be in love with him what she was doomed because she was attacked by a snake demon damn it what what not because she was a serpent but because she was a serpent god but what does it matter whether he is a man or a ghost or a fairy or a demon he only wants her even if he wants to go against heaven

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Masters and Slaves

Author : Michael Palmer
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This collection of essays sheds light on the writings of leading figures in the history of political philosophy by exploring a nexus of questions concerning mastery and slavery in the human soul. To this end, Masters and Slaves elucidates archetypal human alternatives in their import for political life: the philosopher and king; the lover of wisdom and the lover of glory; the king and the tyrant; and finally, the master and the slave. Palmer re-examines these ideas as a framework for achieving a deeper understanding of the work of famous thinkers--from the ancient to modern times--including Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Rousseau. As well, the book addresses distinctions between the 'ancients' and the 'moderns, ' and touches on the work of contemporary theorists such as Leo Strauss, George Parkin Grant, and Allan Bloom.

Great Fool

Author : Ryokan
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Taigu Ryokan (1759-1831) remains one of the most popular figures in Japanese Buddhist history. Despite his religious and artistic sophistication, Ryokan referred to himself as Great Fool and refused to place himself within the cultural elite of his age. In contrast to the typical Zen master of his time, who presided over a large monastery, trained students, and produced recondite religious treatises, Ryokan followed a life of mendicancy in the countryside. Instead of delivering sermons, he expressed himself through kanshi (poems composed in classical Chinese) and waka and could typically be found playing with the village children in the course of his daily rounds of begging. Great Fool is the first study in a Western language to offer a comprehensive picture of the legendary poet-monk and his oeuvre. It includes not only an extensive collection of the master's kanshi, topically arranged to facilitate an appreciation of Ryokan's colorful world, but selections of his waka, essays, and letters. The volume also presents for the first time in English the Ryokan zenji kiwa (Curious Accounts of the Zen Master Ryokan), a firsthand source composed by a former student less than sixteen years after Ryokan's death. Although it lacks chronological order, the Curious Account is invaluable for showing how Ryokan was understood and remembered by his contemporaries. It consists of colorful anecdotes and episodes, sketches from Ryokan's everyday life. To further assist the reader, three introductory essays approach Ryokan from the diverse perspectives of his personal history and literary work.

Eleven twelfths alloy or Our lords and masters in fool s caps

Author : Zamiel (pseud.)
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A Social History of the Fool

Author : Sandra Billington
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Who is the Fool and what does he mean to us? Pre-1900 scholars thought him a Renaissance fashion, a continental import of note in the British Isles only between 1486 and the 1630s, per his appearances in Shakespeare's plays. However, as Sandra Billington shows in this pioneering study, the Fool has been with us from medieval times and has worn many guises: village idiot and sophisticated comedian, embodiment of Satan and God's own jester. He has managed, as Billington notes, 'to inspire or infect our thinking for at least eight hundred years'.

The Ship of Fools

Author : Sebastian Brant
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Definitive English language edition of influential (1494) allegorical classic. Sweeping satire of weaknesses, vices, grotesqueries of the day. Includes 114 royalty-free illustrations.

The dramatic works

Author : William Shakespeare
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