George Eliot quote about heart from The Mill on the Floss - Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
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Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
 George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss (1860). copy citation

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Author George Eliot
Source The Mill on the Floss
Topic heart jealousy omniscience
Date 1860
Language English
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Context

“They sat hand in hand without looking at each other or speaking for a few minutes; in Maggie's mind the first scenes of love and parting were more present than the actual moment, and she was looking at Philip in the Red Deeps.
Philip felt that he ought to have been thoroughly happy in that answer of hers; she was as open and transparent as a rock-pool. Why was he not thoroughly happy? Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
CHAPTER XI. In the Lane Maggie had been four days at her aunt Moss's giving the early June sunshine quite a new brightness in the care-dimmed eyes of that affectionate woman, and making an epoch for her cousins great and small, who were learning her words and actions by heart, as if she had been a transient avatar of perfect wisdom and beauty.” source

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