His true Penelope was Flaubert, He fished by obstinate isles; Observed the elegance of Circe's hair Rather than the mottoes on sundials.
Whose lines are mottoes of the heart,Whose truths electrify the sage.thomas campbell
Coincidences , good and bad, contretemps , seals, ciphers, mottoes, omens, anniversaries, names , dreams , are all of a certain importance to her. Her letters are often dated on some marked anniversary of her own, or of her correspondent's calendar. She signalized saints' days, "All-Souls," and "All-Saints," by poems, which had for her a mystical value.margaret fuller