The poet?may be used as a barometer, but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather.
Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of the mercury in the barometer, indicate little else than the changeableness of the weather.david hare
The poet… may be used as a barometer, but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather.Lionel Trilling
The female body played an important role in signaling effeminacy; effeminate sensuality could be expressed either through consorting with woman or imitating them through adopting traditionally feminine modes of dress or appearance . Although largely used to describe men effeminacy, interestingly enough, could also apply to women who did not live to an expected standard of feminity. Given its range of meanings effeminacy, by the mid eighteenth century acted as a “ civilization ’s barometer ".
I've had different opportunities in my life, but I've tried to maintain the spirit of an amateur. Our culture roots everything in the barometer of success and how much money you make. But if you really just aspire to a life in the arts, it's really not a barometer at all.ethan hawke