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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.
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.

People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.
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.
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.
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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