Read ‘Middlemarch’

Characters from George Eliot’s Middlemarch (The Jenson Society/Wikimedia)
You know you’ve always meant to; now it’s put up or shut up.

His classification of human employments was rather crude, and, like the categories of more celebrated men, would not be acceptable in these more advanced times. He divided them into “business, politics, preaching, learning, and amusement.” He had nothing to say against the last four; but he regarded them as a reverential pagan regarded gods other than his own.
— George Eliot, Middlemarch

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE G eorge Eliot’s Middlemarch advertises itself as “A Study of Provincial Life,” but it has a great deal in it that might be of interest to Americans who just right now have some extra time on their hands for reading: medical

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