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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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Novel Practices: Classic Modern Fiction

Eugene Goodheart - 217 Seiten
...self-destructive — as the narrator himself acknowledges: "If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we would die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence." Who would want to be in touch all...
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Georgic Modernity and British Romanticism: Poetry and the Mediation of History

Kevis Goodman, Tim Fulford - 2004 - 225 Seiten
...would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of the roar that lies on the other side of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidity. George Eliot, Middlemarch: a Study of Provincial Life INTRODUCTION Recent...
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Another Way of Seeing: The Teachings of a Course in Miracles R

Louise A. Poresky - 2005 - 116 Seiten
...stance in this the world of illusion, seeing that though he is in it, he is not of it. 4 PERCEPTION 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. — George Eliot, Middlemarch The task of the mind, the human intellect,...
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Selected Novels of George Eliot

George Eliot - 2005 - 1421 Seiten
...wrought itself into the coarse emotion of mankind; and perhaps our frames could hardly bear much of it. well wadded with stupidity. However, Dorothea was crying, and if she had been required to state the...
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How Poets See the World: The Art of Description in Contemporary Poetry

Willard Spiegelman - 2005 - 256 Seiten
...her own belief better than any other passage alluded to by this most allusive of contemporary poets: "If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary...that roar which lies on the other side of silence" (Middlemarch, II, 20). Always aware of "the dolor of the particular" ("High Noon," W, 310), from which...
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Finding Calm in the Chaos: Christian Devotions for Busy Women

Kathleen Long Bostrom - 2005 - 360 Seiten
...of the world is born. Emmanuel, Godwith-us. Lullaby on the loudspeakers! Jesus Christ is born! DAY 6 "If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of the roar that lies on the other side...
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The Affairs of Women: A Modern Miscellany

Colin Bingham - 2006 - 240 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. GEORGE ELIOT, Middleware}) George Eliot is reflecting upon Dorothea Brooke's...
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What Good are the Arts?

John Carey - 2006 - 286 Seiten
...access to the consciousness of another creature is reworked by Eliot in Chapter 20 of the same novel: 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. That final sarcasm is finely poised. For it is not stupid to be wadded...
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Middlemarch: Easyread Comfort Edition

George Eliot - 2006 - 556 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. However, Dorothea was crying, and if she had been required to state the...
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George Eliot and Nineteenth-century Psychology: Exploring the Unmapped Country

Michael Davis - 2006 - 216 Seiten
...Eliot points directly to the practical importance of the limitations of human consciousness: if we hud a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life,...of silence. As it is. the quickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidity. (Middlemarch, p. 194) Here, Eliot strikingly echoes Huxley, who writes:...
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