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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
Oh may I join the choir invisible
Of those immortal dead who live again
In minds made better by their presence.

R
Might, could, would -- they are contemptible auxiliaries.
A
The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory.
N
Life is too precious to be spent in this weaving and unweaving of false impressions, and it is better to live quietly under some degree of misrepresentation than to attempt to remove it by the uncertain process of letter-writing.
K
"I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them."
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Poems, `Oh May I Join the Choir Invisible'
R: Mary Garth, in Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 14 (1872).
A: Mordecai, in "Daniel Deronda," bk. 6, ch. 42, 1876.
N: Letter, 8 Jun 1856 (published in George Eliot's Life as Related in Her Letters and Journals, 1885-86).
K: The Mill on the Floss, Bk v. 4
   


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