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(without typos) from the publisher. 1893. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... CHAPTER XXI. COMING BACK. "Rise, my daughter," said Fra
Girolamo, at last . "Your servant is waiting not far off with the
mules. It is time that I should go onward to Florence." Romola
arose from her knees. That silent attitude had been a sort of
sacrament to her, confirming the state of yearning passivity on
which she had newly entered. By the one act of renouncing her
resolve to quit her. husband, her will seemed so utterly bruised
that she felt the need of direction even in small things. She
lifted up the edge of her cowl, and saw Maso and the second
Dominican standing with their backs towards her on the edge of the
hill about ten yards from her; but she looked at Savonarola again
without speaking, as if the order to Maso to turn back must come
from him and not from her. "I will go and call them," he said,
answering her glance of appeal; "and I will recommend you, my
daughter, to the Brother who is with ma You desire to put yourself
under guidance, and to learn that wisdom which has been hitherto as
foolishness to you. A chief gate of that wisdom is the sacrament of
confession. You will need a confessor, my daughter, and I desire to
put you under the care of Fra Salvestro, one of the brethren of San
Marco, in whom I most confide." "I would rather have no guidance
but yours, father," said Romola, looking anxious. "My daughter, I
do not act as a confessor. The vocation I have withdraws me from
offices that would force me into frequent contact with the laity,
and interfere with my special duties." "Then shall I not be able to
speak to you in private? if I waver, if --" Romola broke off from
rising agitation. She felt a sudden alarm lest her new strength in
renunciation should vanish if the immediate personal influence of
Savonarola vanished. "My daughter, if you...
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