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George Eliot
(1819-1880) born on
Nov 22
English novelist. Mary Ann Evans was the foremost woman novelist of her time, e.g., "Silas Marner," 1861.
         
   
F
Rome, the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.

R
People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.
A
But what we strive to gratify, though we may call it a distant hope, is an immediate desire; the future estate for which men drudge up city alleys exists already in their imagination and love.
N
What a wretched lot of old shrivelled creatures we shall be by-and-by. Never mind --the uglier we get in the eyes of others, the lovelier we shall be to each other; that has always been my firm faith about friendship.
K
An ass may bray a good while before he shakes the stars down.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 20 (1871 --72).
R: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
A: Middlemarch, bk. 4, ch. 42 (1871).
N: Letter, 27 May 1852.
K: Romola, ch. 50 (1863).
   


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