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Marius the Epicurean : His Sensations and Ideas Volume II of Ii, 1911

By Pater, Walter Horatio

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Title: Marius the Epicurean : His Sensations and Ideas Volume II of Ii, 1911  
Author: Pater, Walter Horatio
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Poetry
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Publisher: The Victorian Prose Archive

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Victorian Literature

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Excerpts: It was an age, as abundant evidence shows, whose delight in rhetoric was but one result of a general susceptibility?an age not merely taking pleasure in words, but experiencing a great moral power in them. Fronto?s quaintly fashionable audience would have wept, and also assisted with their purses, had his present purpose been, as sometimes happened, the recommendation of an object of charity. As it was, arranging themselves at their ease among the images and flowers, these amateurs of exquisite language, with their tablets open for careful record of felicitous word or phrase, were ready to give themselves wholly to the intellectual treat prepared for them, applauding, blowing loud kisses through the air sometimes, at the speaker?s triumphant exit from one of his long, skillfully modulated sentences; while the younger of them meant to imitate everything about him, down to the inflections of his voice and the very folds of his mantle. Certainly there was rhetoric enough: a wealth of imagery; illustrations from painting, music, mythology, the experiences of love; a management, by which subtle, unexpected meaning was brought out of familiar terms, like flies from morsels of amber, to use Fronto?s own figure. But with all its richness, the higher claim of his style was rightly understood to lie in gravity and self-command, and an especial care for the...

Table of Contents
CONTENTS PART THE THIRD CHAP. 15. STOICISM AT COURT 3 16. SECOND THOUGHTS 14 17. BEATA URBS 29 18. ?THE CEREMONY OF THE DART? 41 19. THE WILL AS VISION 57 PART THE FOURTH 20. TWO CURIOUS HOUSES?1. GUESTS 75 21. TWO CURIOUS HOUSES?2. THE CHURCH IN CECILIA?S HOUSE 92 22. ?THE MINOR PEACE OF THE CHURCH? 109 23. DIVINE SERVICE 128 24. A CONVERSATION NOT IMAGINARY 141 25. SUNT LACRIM’ RERUM 172 26. THE MARTYRS 186 27. THE TRIUMPH OF MARCUS AURELIUS 197 28. ANIMA NATURALITER CHRISTIANA 208

 

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