Aldous Huxley’s Account of Japan in Jesting Pilate(LEONARD). 1. Introduction. Aldous Huxley, celebrated novelist, essayist and travel writer, visited Japan in. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. OTHER POEMS (T WaA) JESTING PILATE An Intellectual Holiday BY ALDOUS HUXLEY What is Truth? said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer.

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One expects a pilatf to be deserted ; nobody, it is obvious, could possibly live in Pompeii, or among the roofless remains of an English abbey.

At a tea-party in her rooms, a young Moham- medan of Arab descent recited some verses in Urdu by the modern Panjabi poet Iqbal. Generally the instrument pilatd alone. Pink papier-mache pigs opened and shut their mouths. American vitality is always obviously manifested. The Arab occupation is an interlude, an irrelevance. No wonder if he loves the East.

These four thin tapering towers standing at the four corners of the platform on which the Taj is built are among the ugliest struc- tures ever erected by human hands. When one is a god, one does not disturb oneself for the convenience of mere man, however importunate. And the democratic system of policy in which these feelings normally result has been grafted suddenly on another system, whose general benevolence of intention made it none the less despotic.

And to what uses the tank was put! Hidden things are mani- fested by their opposites; but as God has no op- posite, He remains hidden.

Jesting Pilate

The Moguls were good Mohammedans and content with un- adorned nozzles. World of Books Ltd Condition: BURMA songs in the pentatonic blacknote scale — first cousins, these, to what we are accustomed pilat re- gard as characteristically Scottish airs — were fol- lowed by classical pieces, in which the most elaborate variations were embroidered on themes that sounded now Gregorian, now like a rambling and, to our ears, rather tuneless Western folk-song.


Lists with This Book. His skin is white. There was fuel here, I suppose, for a week’s cooking. Its streets are broad hudley straight, and intersect one another at right angles, like the streets of Turin jeshing of some American city. In this last respect Hindu ornament is decidedly superior to that employed by the later Moguls.

Persecution can always succeed, provided that it is sufficiently violent and long-drawn.

Jesting Pilate by Aldous Huxley

A writer is his own master, works when and where huxlry will, and is paid by a quite impersonal entity, the public, with whom it is unnecessary for him to have any direct dealings whatever. They are stocked in almost every shop; they are pressed upon you — at prices that decline astonishingly, as you walk away, from a sovereign to half a crown — by every loafer. Curi- ously, admiringly, and at last with a growing sense of horror, I looked on. Below, on the other side, stretches the Dal Lake, with the isolated fort- crowned hill of Hari-Parbat on the further shore.

For the jesging of the journey I ruminated my anti- clericalism. The narrow passage down which we had come appeared to be the only entrance. I remember ejsting in particular — Buddha in the act of renouncing his family ties and Buddha preaching from the mouth of a cave — that might have been by Niccolo Pisano.

It is a deplorable fact; but there it is. One of these is melodically quite ambitious; for it ranges over no less than three notes of the minor scale.

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I do not know why it should be so; but there is something peculiarly romantic about caravans and the slow commerce of pedestrians. The shadow of the enormous Gate of Victory was upon them; but a moment later they emerged from it into the bright transfiguring sunlight.

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Jesting Pilate : an intellectual holyday

What makes Biblio different? Our compound was pro- vided with water from the city supply. I cherish a pious hope that he did just a trifle more than he undid, and that the Devil remained, as the result of his ministry, by ever so little the loser.

Patel, the new Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, by the members of his community, an agricultural sub-caste of Gujarat. It is in the visual arts that the conventions for the expression of emotions vary most widely.

He knows that each letter is where it should be. The Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders.

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I can’t help but find his contemptuous dismissal of the Taj pretty hilarious. They have a genius for filthiness. Paul’s is a very much larger building than the 75 JESTING PILATE Taj, and that we should therefore expect the num- ber of contrasting elements in its design to be greater, we may take a smaller specimen of late Renaissance architecture as our standard huxly com- parison.

But if he enjoys it, the Northerner now asks, why doesn’t he at least sit still and refrain from laughing chatter, why doesn’t he try to look, and looking, make himself feel, consistently seri- ous?