Zanoni, Volume 1

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Saunders & Otley, 1842 - Rosicrucians
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Page 147 - ... persecutor of this fair child. With thoughts of lust and murder, he is digging his own grave : thou mayest yet daunt him from his doom. And I also mysteriously, by the same bond, am pledged to obey, if he so command, a less guilty descendant of a baffled but nobler student. If he reject my counsel, and insist upon the pledge, Mejnour, thou wilt have another Neophyte. Beware of another victim ! Come to me ! This will reach thee with all speed. Answer it by the pressure of one hand that I can dare...
Page 192 - Pelasgi, and the founders of the line of demi-gods, might serve you to trace back their primeval settlements to the same region whence, in later times, the Norman warriors broke on the dull and savage hordes of the Celt, and became the Greeks of the Christian world. But this interests you not, and you are wise in your indifference. Not in the knowledge of things without, but in the perfection of the soul within, lies the empire of man aspiring to be more than men.
Page xii - It is a romance, and it is not a romance. It is a truth for those who can comprehend it, and an extravagance for those who cannot.

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