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“we believe in her as in a woman we might providentially meet some fine day when we should find ourselves doubting of the immortality of the soul.
By what unerring mechanism this effect is produced -whether by fine strokes or broad ones, by description or by narration- we can hardly say”
Henry James on Dorothea Brooke
in George Eliot’s Middlemarch
but one thing is the thought,
another thing is the deed, and another thing is the image of the deed.
The wheel of causality does not roll between them.