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 Entangle.Enter a House right Foot fore most (Petronius). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ente’le’chy.
 
The kingdom of Queen Quintessence in the famous satirical romance of Rabelais called the History of Gargan’tua and Pantagruel’. Pantagruel and his companions went thither in search of the Holy Bottle. It may be called the city of speculative science.   1
   The word is used to express the realisation of a beau ideal. Lovers have preconceived notions of human perfections, and imagine that they see the realities in the person beloved, who is the entelechy of their beau ideal.   2
       
“O lumiere! enrichie
       
D’un feu divin, qui m’ard si vivement,
Pour me donner l’etre et le movement,
       
Rtes-vous j as ma seul entelechie.”
       
Ronsard: sonnet 68 (1524–85).
 


 Entangle.Enter a House right Foot fore most (Petronius). 

 
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