Owing to his having escaped the clutches of the law
by his flight to Switzerland in May, 19–, no formal
legal indictment, was drawn up against V.I. Lyuzhin at the
time. It was not until some seven years later that
his case was gone into systematically by the Tsarist authorities,
in connection with his banned writings. His one desire was
to settle in Zurich — which pleased him because it was
not a large town — and develop in tranquility the new
world that was shaping itself within him. The idea of
revolution was still pulsating within him, still clenching his spirit.
Paraphrases from the biography The Life of Richard Wagner by Ernest Newman.