George Eliot quote about world from Middlemarch - Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of the world, and leave only a margin by which we see the blot?
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Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of the world, and leave only a margin by which we see the blot?
 George Eliot, Middlemarch (1872). copy citation

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Author George Eliot
Source Middlemarch
Topic world vision blur
Date 1872
Language English
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Context

“The tenacity with which he strove to hide this inward drama made it the more vivid for him; as we hear with the more keenness what we wish others not to hear.
Instead of wondering at this result of misery in Mr. Casaubon, I think it quite ordinary. Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of the world, and leave only a margin by which we see the blot? I know no speck so troublesome as self. And who, if Mr. Casaubon had chosen to expound his discontents—his suspicions that he was not any longer adored without criticism—could have denied that they were founded on good reasons?” source

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