George Eliot quote about words from The Mill on the Floss - I'm not to be imposed upon by fine words; I can see what actions mean.
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I'm not to be imposed upon by fine words; I can see what actions mean.
 George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss (1860). copy citation

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Author George Eliot
Source The Mill on the Floss
Topic words actions
Date 1860
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/6688/6688-h/6688-h.htm

Context

“I'll save her from disobeying and disgracing her father; I'll save her from throwing herself away on you,—from making herself a laughing-stock,—from being flouted by a man like your father, because she's not good enough for his son. You know well enough what sort of justice and cherishing you were preparing for her. I'm not to be imposed upon by fine words; I can see what actions mean. Come away, Maggie.»
He seized Maggie's right wrist as he spoke, and she put out her left hand. Philip clasped it an instant, with one eager look, and then hurried away.
Tom and Maggie walked on in silence for some yards.” source

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