George Eliot quote about memory from Middlemarch - The memory has as many moods as the temper, and shifts its scenery like a diorama.
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The memory has as many moods as the temper, and shifts its scenery like a diorama.
 George Eliot, Middlemarch (1872). copy citation

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Author George Eliot
Source Middlemarch
Topic memory mood shifts
Date 1872
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/145/145-h/145-h.htm

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“Nay, it may be held with intense satisfaction when the depth of our sinning is but a measure for the depth of forgiveness, and a clenching proof that we are peculiar instruments of the divine intention. The memory has as many moods as the temper, and shifts its scenery like a diorama. At this moment Mr. Bulstrode felt as if the sunshine were all one with that of far-off evenings when he was a very young man and used to go out preaching beyond Highbury. And he would willingly have had that service of exhortation in prospect now.” source

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