A Caption with Austen on Nothing

"Expect a most agreeable letter, for not being overburdened by subject – having nothing at all to say – there shall be no check to my genius."

Zwicky apposes to the Austen quote
a keyword of communicative competence:

"The advantage of having nothing to say."

It's amazing how florid a caption can be
when it's notional.

For all the world positioned
as if to advantage.

"The roses were displayed to advantage in a blue vase."

As with the subject –
as if with the subject –
emphasis added.




Emphasis added.

As if from the subject.

Sighs in Community Texts

The fatigues of devotional literature.

Major Ideas

Beg out of the book.

Self-Catering Accommodation

I intend to be a minor poet. With major ideas, and many friends.

Living Accommodation

This work, without hands, imagines an us. To join it, you must concede it that.

That agency.

Wayfaring

To be done with the Subject, but not the person.

To leave aside progress, and its majority, for friendship and pardon.

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That the participation is imagination.

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That the world is never said enough.

History of the Main Complaint

Should I bear a grudge against all those who failed to make the world properly?

Should I bear a grudge for all those who fail to make the world properly?

(Should I 'bear a grudge' 'for all those' who 'fail' to 'make the world' 'properly'?)