Quo Vadis; A Tale Of The Time Of Nero, Tr. By Dr. S. A. Binion...and S. Malevsky, Illustrated By M…

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byHenryk K. Sienkiewicz

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...that ye may trust me. 1 know where Lygia is. I have come here from before the house of Linus, which is close to this dwelling. Caesar hath given me the right to possess her. I have nearly five hundred slaves in my house. I could surround her abode and carry her off. But I have not done this, and I will not do it." "Then may the blessing of the Lord descend upon thee and purify thy heart," said Peter. "I thank thee. But hearken further. I did not do so, though I live in a torment of longing. Before I came among ye, I would surely have carried her off and held her by force. But your virtue and your creed, though I profess it not, have made some great change in my soul, so that I dare not use force. I myself cannot comprehend it, but so CHAPTER XI. it is. That is why I come to you, for ye stand to Lygia in the place of father and mother, and I say to ye, 'Give me Lygia for my wife, and I swear that not only will I allow her to confess Christ, but I myself will begin to learn His creed.'" He held his head erect. His voice was firm. Nevertheless he was moved. His legs trembled beneath his striped mantle. When he noticed the hush that followed his words, he went on as if anticipating a refusal: "I know the obstacles in the way. But I love her as my own eyes. Though I am not your enemy--neither yours nor Christ's--I wish to meet you truthfully, so that you may trust me. I am staking my whole life on this issue. But I tell you the truth. Some might say, 'Baptize me.' But I say, 'Give me light.' I believe in Christ's resurrection, for truthful witnesses have told me this who saw Him after death. I believe, for I have seen it, that your religion teaches virtue, justice and charity, but not the crimes of which you are suspected. Still, I fail to...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...that ye may trust me. 1 know where Lygia is. I have come here from before the house of Linus, which is close to...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:194 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.41 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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