Julian the Apostate, and The Duke of Mercia by Sir Aubrey Devere

Julian the Apostate, and The Duke of Mercia

bySir Aubrey Devere

Paperback | February 6, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858. Excerpt: ... A voice too, such as thine, caught by the echoes That have their dwelling 'neath these arched roofs And long evolving chambers. I was musing On things that are not of this world: aye, dallying With dreams that others shrink from;--com-muning With disembodied Nature, in her den Of lonely desolation, silent and dark. I am not sorry, Man, to see thee here; Thou hast left me to unwelcome company, My own poor thoughts. MAXIMUS. Lord Julian, I have prayed In thy behalf with fervour, that hath power To reach the ear of Heaven--zeal that controlled! The world of spirits. A deep trance came o'er me Beneath the altar of great Cybele. I saw the Berecynthian Mother rise Awful before me: her habiliments As in the Phidian marble: crowned with towers, The Lion-drawn stood in her brazen chariot. What passed I may not tell thee. The bright That shrouds those forms ineffable no hand Of mortal mould may raise. JULIAN. Old Maximus, I reverence much thy character, and gaze Upon thy countenance and ethereal eye, As on a page where holiest things are writ, As on a beacon whence the light of Heaven Looks out. I've heard from thee, doctrine be-yond The ken of common minds, and do believe Have hearkened with intelligence. I came To be resolved on matters of high import. And will not now depart unsatisfied. Lead on! MAXIMUS. Oh, worthy of thy destinies! Canst thou with heart undaunted, brain unseared, Peruse the mystic leaves, wherein are graven The lessons of eternity? Canst thou behold The presence and the glory, nor dissolve Like Semele? JULIAN. My heart is firm:--There's nought within the compass of humanity But I would dare and do. MAXIMUS. Nay, pause, reflect--I would not lead aught of mere earthly dross Into our hidden shrine and sanctuary. Once there, thou art no longer man...

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Title:Julian the Apostate, and The Duke of MerciaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217228003

ISBN - 13:9780217228008

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