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- For all his culture, Cecil was an ascetic at heart, and nothing in his love became him like the leaving of it.Chapter 17 (86% in)
ascetic = someone who practices self-denial
- Well educated, well endowed, and not deficient physically, he remained in the grip of a certain devil whom the modern world knows as self-consciousness, and whom the medieval, with dimmer vision, worshipped as asceticism.Chapter 8 (37% in)
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