This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 Excerpt: ...to Lydgate is fatal to the development of his higher self. George Eliot is reported to have said that the character which she found most difficult to support was that of Rosamond Vincy. Rosam...
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s a mood of one of the forms of stupidity against which the gods fight in vain. Being utterly incapable of even understanding her husband's aspirations, fixing her mind on the vulgar kind of success, and having the strength of will which comes from an absolute limitation to one aim, she is a most effective torpedo, and paralyses all Lydgate's energies. He is entangled in money difficulties; gives up his aspirations; sinks into a merely popular physician, and is sentenced to die early of diphtheria.--Leslie Stephen: George Eliot. Viola, heroine of Shakespeare's comedy, Twelfth Night. Having been shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, she assumes male attire to protect herself in this strange country, and under the name of Cesaria enters the service of the duke, with whom she falls deeply in love. Like another and a different John Alden, she is made the confidante of his passion for Olivia and his messenger to her. Olivia, mistaking her sex, falls in her turn in love with Viola. How careful has Shakespeare been in Twelfth Night to preserve the dignity and delicacy of viola under her disguise! Even when wearing a page's doublet and hose, she is never mixed up with any transaction which the most fastidious mind could regard as leaving a stain on her. She is employed by the Duke on an embassy of love to Olivia, but on an embassy of the most honorable kind. Wycherley borrows Viola in The Plain Dealer and Viola forthwith becomes a pandar of the basest sort.--Macaulay, Essays: Leigh Hunt. Violante, one of the heroines of Lord Lytton's My Novel (1853). To the unconsciou...