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Romola (Volume 6) (Paperback) Loot Price: R382
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Romola (Volume 6) (Paperback): George Eliot

Romola (Volume 6) (Paperback)

George Eliot

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (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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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: George Eliot
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 68
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-03553-0
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 1-151-03553-X
Barcode: 9781151035530

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