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Aspects and Impressions

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Author: Edmund Gosse
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 100,462 / 307 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 692
Added to site: 2011.11.17 31006
Genre: Periodical

This book is a compilation of articles and essays originally printed in The Edinburgh Review, The London Mercury and other magazines.

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ckshire factory at Griff, and they were all manufactured with the sugar and spice of memory. So long as George Eliot lived in the past, and extracted her honey from those wonderful cottage gardens which fill her early pages with their colour and their odour, the solidity and weight of her intellectual methods in other fields did not interfere, or interfered in a negligible way, with the power and intensity of the entertainment she offered. We could wish for nothing better. English literature has, of their own class, nothing better to offer than certain chapters of Adam Bede or than the beginning of The Mill on the Floss.

But, from the first, if we now examine coldly and inquisitively, there was a moth sleeping in George Eliot's rich attire. This moth was pedantry, the result, doubtless, of too much erudition encouraging a natural tendency in her mind, which as we have seen was acquisitive rather than inventive. It was unfortunate for her genius that after her early enthusiasm for Fren



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