Mary Ann Evans was the foremost woman novelist of her time, e.g., "Silas Marner," 1861.
Our instructed vagrancy, which has hardly time to linger by the hedgerows, but runs away early to the tropics, and is at home with palms and banyans -- which is nourished on books of travel, and stretches the theatre of its imagination to the Zambesi.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
Necessity does the work of courage.
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.
Published Sources for
the above Quotations:
The Mill on the Floss, bk. 3, ch. 9, 1860.
Scenes of Clerical Life," 'Mr. Gilfil's Love Story', Ch. 7