It will be convenient at this point, before tracing the further course of Michael’s spiritual development, to narrate two remarkable episodes in his relations with his two elder sisters, Lyubov and Varvara—episodes which illustrate the dominant position which his imperious nature had given him in the life of the family. The events here described stretch out beyond the period we have now reached. But the climax of both belongs to the year 1837; and they form a suitable appendix to the Fichtean epoch of Michael’s career.
KeywordsPhysical Disorder Music Lesson Passionate Love Moral Ascendancy Conciliatory Tactic
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