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" If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. "
Gems - Seite 51
1897 - 167 Seiten
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The Economic Eden: And Other Sermons

Frederick Franklin Shannon - 1921 - 192 Seiten
...Mysterious? Of course! Wonderful? Of course! Yet everything is mysterious and everything is wonderful. " If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life," says George Eliot, " it would be like hearing the grass grow, or the squirrel's heart beat, and we...
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The Living Age ..., Band 116

1873
...wrought itself into the coarse emotion of mankind : and perhaps our frames could hardly bear much of it. If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary...quickest of us walk about well-wadded with stupidity." — Vol. i., p. 851. " Character is not cut in marble — it is not something solid and unalterable....
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George Eliot: Her Mind and Her Art

Joan Bennett - 1962
...wrought itself into the coarse emotion of mankind; and perhaps our frames could hardly bear much of it. If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary...of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidity.1 1 Cross, vol. II, p. 1 1 8. 1 Middlemarch, bk. iI, ch. XX. In so far as...
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Emily Dickinson, Band 81

Denis Donoghue - 47 Seiten
...Middlemarch (Chapter XX) where George Eliot considers how little reality the human frame can bear. "If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life," she says, "it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die...
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The Mother of the Graduate

Cynthia Propper Seton - 1970 - 187 Seiten
...wrought itself into the coarse emotion of mankind; and perhaps our frames could hardly bear much of it. If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary...that roar which lies on the other side of silence. GEORGE ELIOT Here is somebody like me bora into a world where all the pieces fit, and that world is...
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The Twentieth Century, Band 50

1901
...pathetic form, nay, even the scientific ; for by a species of intuition does she not say somewhere, ' If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary...and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of the roar which lies on the other side of silence ; as it is, the quickest of us walk about, well wadded...
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Tragedy in the Victorian Novel: Theory and Practice in the Novels of George ...

Jeannette King - 1978 - 182 Seiten
...Middlemarch, George Eliot writes that, if we were fully aware of the sufferings of ordinary human life, 'we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence', but her own characters seem to remain reasonably 'well wadded' (p. 191), shielded from the blackness...
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The Lifted Veil: And, Brother Jacob

George Eliot - 2001 - 103 Seiten
...find perfect stillness' (ch. 1) anticipates, as Gillian Beer has noted, a famous Middlemarch passage: 'If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary...of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidity.'27 There has been, however, a complete shift in register. While Larimer...
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Others

Joseph Hillis Miller - 2001 - 284 Seiten
...wrought itself into the coarse emotion of mankind; and perhaps our frames could hardly bear much of it. If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary...of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidity. (226) George Eliot's extraordinary story "The Lifted Veil" (published in...
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The Cambridge Companion to George Eliot

George Levine - 2001 - 248 Seiten
...Middlemarch, and are indeed echoed in the 61 famous passage of authorial reflection suggesting that "if we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary...that roar which lies on the other side of silence" (20:192). The coachman Sampson, who is featured as a guide in the same introduction, "could tell the...
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