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" ... there is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life, from the time when the primeval milkmaid had to wander with the wanderings of her clan, because the cow she milked was one of a herd which had made the pastures bare. "
Felix Holt, the Radical - Page 59
by George Eliot - 1871 - 529 pages
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The Works of George Eliot: Felix Holt

George Eliot - 1878
...public matters, and this history is chiefly concerned with the private lot of a few men and women ; bitt there is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public lifej from the time when the primeval milkmaid had to wander with the wanderings of her clan, because...
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Joint Documents ... for the Year ..., Part 2

Michigan. Legislature - Michigan - 1882
...markets by all the various calamities of war, pestilence, aud drought. George Eliot wisely writes : "There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life," and by way of illustration adds, — "from the time when the primeval milkmaid had to wander with the...
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Scientific meliorism and the evolution of happiness

Jane Hume Clapperton - 1885
...morals, is a sure step upon the path that leads to that distant goal. CHAPTER IV. DEVELOPMENT IN MORALS. "There is no private life which has not been determined...time when the primeval milkmaid had to wander with ihe wanderings of her clan, because the cow she milked was one of a herd which had made the pastures...
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Good Housekeeping, Volume 7

Home economics - 1888
...creature who became, in turn, all that their foster parents could desire. If, as George Eliot says, " There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life," it is also true that the larger life of society is made up of innumerable units. If it be the object...
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The Writings of George Eliot: Felix Holt

George Eliot - 1907
...changes in Treby parish are comparatively public matters, and this history is chiefly concerned [ 69 1 with the private lot of a few men and women; but there...life, from the time when the primeval milkmaid had tp wander with the wanderings of her clan because the cow she milked was one of a herd which had made...
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Tragedy in the Victorian Novel: Theory and Practice in the Novels of George ...

Jeannette King - Literary Criticism - 1978 - 182 pages
...less intimate pressures on the individual, for - in one of George Eliot's most quoted statements - 'there is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life'.1 Every character has an occupation or public persona which affects all aspects of his life....
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George Eliot and Nineteenth-Century Science: The Make-Believe of a Beginning

Professor in the Department of English Literature Sally Shuttleworth, Sally Shuttleworth - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 257 pages
...--. Hange is represented primarily in terms of mental development.28 The often-quoted statement that "there is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life" (Ch. 3, I, 72) does not capture all the forms of relation between individual and society dramatised...
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The Collected Essays of Asa Briggs: Images, Problems, Standpoints and Forecasts

Asa Briggs - History - 1988 - 352 pages
...the challenge of his environment through integrity of character. Private and public life interact. 'There is no private life, which has not been determined by a wider public life.'23 There is no public life which can blossom out unless it has deep roots. The career of Lydgate...
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Eliot: Middlemarch

Karen Chase, George Eliot - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 99 pages
...of the inevitable circumstantiality of living - the recognition, as she put it in Felix Holt, that "there is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life." In an essay of the mid-1860s she suggests that if superstition has waned in recent centuries, it is...
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Greatness Engendered: George Eliot and Virginia Woolf

Alison Booth - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 311 pages
...Eliot's narrator announces the attempt to "understand ourselves," in Woolf's words, in political context: "This history is chiefly concerned with the private...which has not been determined by a wider public life" (FH 129). The Years likewise concerns a few representative lives formed by historical change — a...
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