Even when we treat him merely as a dramatist our enjoyment of his later works gains enormously if we take them as organic wholes, and not as mere plots dressed up in verse and action.
To each local Ecclesia St Paul has ascribed a corresponding unity of its own; each is a body of Christ and a sanctuary of God: but there is no grouping of them into partial wholes or into one great whole.
From the towns, from the counties as wholes, and from many of its ancient lordships, the crown was entitled to archaic dues in kind, such as honey.
All else, considered as wholes, have vanished in the course of the centuries.
There were the seeds (o IppaTa) or miniatures of corn and flesh and gold in the primitive mixture; but these parts, of like nature with their wholes (the opocoAEprl of Aristotle), had to be eliminated from the complex mass before they could receive a definite name and character.