(urth) Flaubert's _The Temptation of Saint Anthony_ as influence on_New Sun_?
dstockhoff at verizon.net
Thu Apr 18 10:46:43 PDT 2013
Now that's an interesting tool. I'd guess the first real spike around
1960 is Blish, the second is Wolfe, and the third is post-Wolfe SF,
maybe even fan fiction of a sort.
Some of those hits must be "Plutarch."
Asimov's /The Stars Like Dust, /1951, also uses it.
On 4/18/2013 12:02 PM, Gwern Branwen wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 10:43 AM, David Stockhoff
> <dstockhoff at verizon.net> wrote:
>> Speaking of borrowed words, does anyone know of an earlier use of the term
>> "autarch" than by James Blish in his Cities in Flight novels? or, for that
>> matter, any other use?
> It's surprisingly rare:
> A direct Google Books search from 1/1/1700 to 1/1/1950 turns up (
> ), after eliminating obvious duplicates, 17 results (archive of
> results: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/85192141/2013-googlebooks-autarch.html.maff
> 1. The Edinburgh Review of Critical Journal October 1824...January
> 1825 - Page 334 books.google.com/books?id=WmIJAAAAQAAJ
> > A Frank having made certain acquisitions, may be raised to the
> rank of Autarch. The election lies with the ... An Autarch, in
> addition to the rights of the Veteran Frank, is privileged from all
> fines ; but he receives no reward. The institution of ...
> 2. The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Volume 17 - Page 316;
> Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, Macvey Napier - 1810
> > Hence, one of his S^nfcrit nanus, Vrifhndw.ija, li^nifyinj —
> whofe enfign is a bull. "Autarch informs uj, that ' iNilum pattern ac
> fervatorem fu-x re- iJ 4 gicuis, * gionis, ac defluxum Ofiridis
> nominant. ' The Ganges in. Moor's Hindu Pantheon..."
> 3. Public education: plans for the government and liberal instruction
> ... - Page 56 Arthur Hill (teacher.) - 1825
> > made certain acquisitions, may be raised to the rank of autarch.
> The election lies with the conference, the committee, and the previous
> autarchs, either of which bodies has a veto. An autarch, in addition
> to the rights of the veteran frank, ...
> 4. History of Greece - Volume 1 - Page 284
> books.google.com/books?id=n3sLAAAAYAAJ George Grote - 1849
> > ... purified by reason, the aspect of history : in those cases
> where it haughtily scorns plausibility and will admit no alliance with
> what is probable, I shall beg for indulgent hearers, willing to
> receive antique Autarch— narrative in a mild spirit2.
> 5. Alliteration: An alliterated allocution by the letter A against ...
> - Page 22 books.google.com/books?id=ehIVAQAAMAAJ James Nelson Hulme -
> > Ynd Anglican aldermen and anarclials, A.nd arch-dukes, and
> arch-priests, and admirals, Approving Ale, acquired an assuetude \lish
> f and allowed Ale an amplitude About as ample as asks an autarch, 1
> As-ttite ' , — Critically examining or ...
> 6. Catalog of Copyright Entries. New Series: 1934 - Part 1 - Page 32
> books.google.com/books?id=raMhAQAAIAAJ Library of Congress. Copyright
> Office - 1935
> > 31 Widmark, Lawrence Emil, 1889- An inquiry into the functioning
> of an industrial autarch}', by Lawr. E. Widmark ... cNew York, Albert
> Bonnier publishing house, c1934] 3 p. 1., 9-60 p. diagrs. 231cm. "Is
> modern business mathematically ..."
> 7. Reflections on the rise and fall of the ancient republicks: ... -
> Page 148 books.google.com/books?id=QE1WAAAAYAAJ Edward Wortley Montagu
> - 1769
> > ... has handed down, to us a striking instance of this truth in
> the case of Aristides, which is too remarkable i& be omitted. c When
> Aristides was created Quæstor, or high Treasurer of Athens, he fairly
> laid be- * Demades, according to Autarch, ...
> 8. The Voyage of François Pyrard of Laval to the East Indies, the ...
> - Issue 76, Volume 1 - Page 404 books.google.com/books?id=x4EMAAAAIAAJ
> François Pyrard, Pierre de Bergeron, Jérôme Bignon - 1887
> > These porches or Autarch in front of the houses are for
> receiving passing strangers, both for giving them meat and drink, and
> also a place to rest and sleep ; they take them not inside their
> houses, so that they may depart during the night when ...
> 9. Lives, translated from the Greek, with notes critical and ... -
> Volume 7 - Page 8 books.google.com/books?id=rFAMAAAAYAAJ Plutarch -
> > ... being ordered by the senate to repel force with force,
> attacked him, killed several of his men, and lost some of his own. By
> this action he forseited the favour of the people : Put this was not
> the only thing that rendered him & autarch's LIVES.
> 10. The English portion of the library of the Ven. Francis Wrangham -
> Page 315 books.google.com/books?id=AMURAAAAIAAJ Francis Wrangham -
> > See D'laraeli's autarch of Author/, and tit. Anecd. III. 887.
> Two Copies only of this Collection were printed on T'ine Paper : of
> which one was MM. at Dr. Farmer's Sale in it90, to Mr. Dent for 11.
> 16*. ; and the ottrer, his own present to Mr. Reed, ...
> 11. The Publishers' circular and general record of British and foreign
> ... - Volume 33 - Page 777 books.google.com/books?id=aWVWAAAAYAAJ 1870
> > ENGLISH WRITERS. Chapters for Self-Improvement in English
> Literature. DTHER PEOPLES WINDOWS. By the Author of 'Gentle Life.'
> LIBRARY EDITIONS OF STANDARD WORKS. AUTARCH'S LIVES. New Edition. By
> the late A. H. Clougii.
> 12. The whole critical works of Monsieur Rapin ...: Newly done into
> ... - Page 398 books.google.com/books?id=UC1JAAAAMAAJ René Rapin,
> Thomas Taylor, Thomas Rymer - 1706
> > His Know- autarch'' ren^re^ mra sensible of his Ignorance, and
> de Doctr. his Ingenuity prompted him, without Ceremony, Epicur. to
> confess it. Epicurus had good Talents of Nature, and was a Philosopher
> in his very Pleasures : 'Tis a saying of ...
> 13. Niles' Weekly Register - Volume 15 - Page 225
> books.google.com/books?id=q_IaAAAAYAAJ Hezekiah Niles, William Ogden
> Niles - 1819
> > kiLkh, at t5 run am*um, patari.k in autarch. By th* assistance
> of a supplement, arranged to jiriailt the present regular number, we
> are enabled this week to dispose of the entire reports of Messrs.
> HoBiirnnd Graham, on South- American affairs, ...
> 14. The European Magazine, and London Review - Volumes 61-62 - Page
> 210 books.google.com/books?id=NB8YAQAAIAAJ 1812
> > ... are of the exact species of writing of the Athente, critical
> justice demands from us, that we should slate of what species they are
> : and here we must refer their origin to a much more ancient prototype
> than Anthony Woodi we mean, to Autarch, ...
> 15. Asiatic Journal - Volume 6 - Page 183
> books.google.com/books?id=PBQLAQAAMAAJ 1831
> > We have lost Mr. Creus, the Spanish Consul, and Mr. Autarch!,
> his interpreter. At Cairo the mortality was less severe. The
> establishment of the Pacha, the regiments and manufacturers, have
> suffered most. We huve also to regret the loss of ...
> 16. Cobbett's Political Register - Volume 10
> books.google.com/books?id=iCM8AAAAIAAJ William Cobbett - 1806
> > It is only under autarch of triumph that you should return.
> What! have , we braved the seasons, the seas, and the deserts ; have
> we triumphed over Europe leagued against us ; have we borneour glory,
> from Orient to the Setting Sun, only to ...
> 17. Hannah More - Page 76 books.google.com/books?id=8KwEAAAAYAAJ
> Charlotte Mary Yonge - 1888
> > What little ornament there is I have bestowed, not injudiciously
> I trow, on the slenderest part. You will find but one episode, and
> even that does not obstruct the progress of the main subject ; and for
> parallels, I will be bold to say Autarch does ...
> We can see there's a lot of Greco-Roman context in the hits, and in
> one or two it looks like some sort of error ('autarch of triumph'?) or
> to be someone's name ('Mr. Autarch'). So overall, a very rare word
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