Rutilius And Lucius; Or Stories Of The Third Age by Robert Isaac WilberforceRutilius And Lucius; Or Stories Of The Third Age by Robert Isaac Wilberforce

Rutilius And Lucius; Or Stories Of The Third Age

byRobert Isaac Wilberforce

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. Since neither wealth nor honour, arms nor arts, Kingdom nor empire pleases thee, nor aught By me proposed in life contemplative Or active, tended on by glory or fame, What dost thou in this world 1 the wilderness For thee is fittest place. Paradise Regained. Rutiiius watched the departure of the vessel in which Flavia had embarked, and then turned back to consider how he should employ his leisure, now that the object was withdrawn to which he had so long directed his attention. The nature of his feelings towards her he had never exactly realised to himself. He had sought her first as the object of an uncertain adventure; and his ardent and romantic temper would have found sufficient recompense in the risk and interest of the enterprise. He had afterwards viewed her as his uncle's betrothed bride, and his generous spirit forbade him to mix one selfish feeling with his admiration and respect. Yet, in the familiar intercourse of their journey, the thought would occasionally arise, that so young a person could hardly have that perfect sympathy with a man of his uncle's age, to which her earnestness of character seemed to entitle her; and, notwithstanding her anxiety to see Marcellus, there was not, he thought, the manner of one who was hastening to meet a lover. These circumstances had gradually produced an effect upon his mind, which the purity of his feelings would altogether have prevented, had she been already united to another. The consciousness of his feelings had dictated his sudden resolution to stop at Tyre, instead of proceeding, as had been his original intention, to Alexandria. But it was not till he saw the vessel under weigh, and Flavia waving her hand to him as she sat in its lofty stern, that he felt the full...
Title:Rutilius And Lucius; Or Stories Of The Third AgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217043038

ISBN - 13:9780217043038