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" It is so needful we should remember their existence, else we may happen to leave them quite out of our religion and philosophy, and frame lofty theories which only fit a world of extremes. Therefore let Art always remind us of them ; therefore let us... "
Rose-Belford's Canadian Monthly and National Review - Page 266
1881
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Sermons from Browning

Frederick Ealand - 1905 - 180 pages
...theories which only fit a world of extremes. Therefore let Art always remind us of them ; therefore let us always have men ready to give the loving pains...in showing how kindly the light of heaven falls on them."—GEORGE ELIOT. " Somehow, no one ever plucked A rag even from the body of the Lord, To wear...
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Adam Bede

George Eliot - England - 1906 - 515 pages
...theories which only fit a world of extremes. Therefore let Art always remind us of them ; therefore let us always have men ready to give the loving pains...few heroes. I can't afford to give all my love and 174 reverence to such rarities : I want a great deal of those feelings for my everyday fellow-men,...
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Selections for Oral Reading

Claude Moore Fuess - Recitations - 1914 - 326 pages
...theories which only fit in a world of extremes. Therefore let Art always remind us of them; therefore let us always have men ready to give the loving pains of a life to the faithful 25 representing of commonplace things — men who see beauty in these commonplace things, and delight...
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Adam Bede

George Eliot - Great Britain - 1917 - 536 pages
...pains~oJ: a liie to the faithful representing "f fnipTnnnp|pce ihin^s — men who see beauty Ju tliyt!e commonplace things, and delight in showing how kindly...few heroes. I can't afford to give all my love and revers ence to such rarities : I want a great deal of those feel*y ings for my everyday fellow-men,...
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The Photo-miniature, Volume 4

Photography - 1903
...theories which only fit a world of extremes. Therefore let art always remind us of them ; therefore let us always have men ready to give the loving pains of life to the faithful representing of commonplace things, — men who see beauty in the commonplace...
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Jane Austen: Bicentenary Essays

John Halperin - Literary Criticism - 1975 - 348 pages
...352-76. 25 Cf . the seventeenth chapter of Adam Bede, where George Eliot says in part the following: 'let us always have men ready to give the loving pains of life to the faithful representing of commonplace things . . . It is for this rare, precious quality...
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Q. D. Leavis: Collected Essays:

Queenie Dorothy Leavis, Q. D. Leavis - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 356 pages
...have no picturesque sentimental wretchedness! Therefore let Art always remind us of them; therefore let us always have men ready to give the loving pains...to the faithful representing of commonplace things ... I can't afford to give all my love and reverence to such rarities [as heroes and beauties]: I want...
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Sisters in Time: Imagining Gender in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction

Susan Morgan - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 272 pages
...fiction to truth, and thus to be free of the artifice and manipulations that make up illusion and instead "to give the loving pains of a life to the faithful representing of commonplace things" (182). The paradox seems unavoidable when we recall, with Gombrich, with Frye, and Barthes and so many...
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Nineteenth-Century Lives

Jerome Hamilton Buckley - Literary Collections - 1989 - 216 pages
...responsibility to the society they dissected, George Eliot had impressed upon them that fiction should "give the loving pains of a life to the faithful representing of commonplace things";32 that fiction must, moreover, be grounded in the artist's own sympathy for his or her characters,...
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Eliot: Middlemarch

Karen Chase, George Eliot - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 99 pages
...theories which only fit a world of extremes. Therefore let Art always remind us of them; therefore let us always have men ready to give the loving pains...to the faithful representing of commonplace things. (II. 17) This passage may be taken as the manifesto of that midVictorian realism that culminates in...
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