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Middlemarch Quotes - Who Said It?
"This quiz is for serious fans of Middlemarch, which is arguably George Eliot's masterpiece of character analysis. Who am I kidding? It's the greatest book I've ever read. Here's the challenge: Match the quote to the character. Good Luck!"
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"Souls have complexions too: what would suit one will not suit another."
"Humphrey finds everybody charming. I can never get him to abuse Casaubon. He will even speak well of the bishop, though I tell him it is unnatural in a beneficed clerygyman: what can one do with a husband who attends so little to the decencies? I hide it as well as I can by abusing everybody myself."
"Well, whether or not, I consider it very unhandsome of you to refuse it. Such doings may be lined with religion, but outside they have a nasty, dog-in-the-manger look...this tyrannical spirit, wanting to play bishop and banker everywhere-it's this sort of thing makes a man's name stink."
"Might, could, would - they are contemptible auxiliaries."
"I object to what is wrong, Camden. I say, keep hold of a few plain truths, and make everything square with them. When I was young, Mr. Lydgate, there was never any question about right and wrong. We knew our catechism, and that was enough; we learned our creed and our duty. Every respectable Church person has the same opinions. But now, if you speak out of the Prayer-book itself, you are liable to be contradicted."
"I suspect you of being an adroit flatterer."
Mr. Ned Plymdale
"I wish every book in that library was built into a caticomb for your master."
"Ha,ha! That reminds me of a droll dog of a thief who declined to know the constable."
"That signifies nothing - what other men would think. I've got a clear feeling inside me, and that I shall follow;"
"I feel convinced that his conduct has not been guilty; I believe that people are almost always better than their neighbors think they are,"
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