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.