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The City of Delight
The City of Delight
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Author(s): Miller, Elizabeth
ISBN No.: 9780217294867
Pages: 198
Year: 200908
Format: Trade Paper
Price: £17.40
Dispatch delay: Dispatched between 7 to 15 days
Status: Available (Active record)

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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: .next that here was a peril in this woman which he had overlooked. "Gone," he said unreadily, "gone back to Ephesus.

" She did not know what pain this announcement of that winsome strangers desertion would waken in her heart. Her eyes fell; her brows lifted a little; the corners of her mouth became pathetic. The pretender, casting a sidelong glance at her, saw to his own safety that she had believed him. "He was a parasite," he sighed, "living off my bounty. But even that did not invite him when he neared the peril of this city. So he turned back. I--I do not blame him," he added with a little laugh. "Blame him?" she said quickly.

"You--you do not blame him?" "No Any place, any condition is more desirable than residence in Jerusalem at this hour." "If one seeks but to be comfortable. But here is a place for work and for achievement," she declared. "Too desperate an extreme. Nothing can be done here," he observed, shrugging his shoulders. She gazed at him with immense contempt. "That from a son of Judas Maccabaeus " she exclaimed. He looked disconcerted.

"Why not?" he urged. "It is neither rational nor practical to attempt the impossible. Jerusalem is doomed. I would but add myself to the sacrifice did I interfere between destruction and its sure prey." After a silence in which she confronted him with many emotions showing on her face, she said with infinite pity and disappointment: "O Philadelphus, you to throw greatness away " "Where, O my mysterious genius, are my army, my engines, my subsistence, my advantage and the prize?" "What was that dowry which was stolen from me to purchase for you but these things? I brought it for this purpose. Another than myself delivered it to you; the end is achieved; what use will you make of it?" "There.

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