George Eliot quote about work from Middlemarch - any hardship is better than pretending to do what one is paid for, and never really doing it.
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any hardship is better than pretending to do what one is paid for, and never really doing it.
 George Eliot, Middlemarch (1872). copy citation

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Author George Eliot
Source Middlemarch
Topic work pretending hardship
Date 1872
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/145/145-h/145-h.htm

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“It is a shame you should stay here to be bullied in that way.»
«Oh, I have an easy life—by comparison. I have tried being a teacher, and I am not fit for that: my mind is too fond of wandering on its own way. I think any hardship is better than pretending to do what one is paid for, and never really doing it. Everything here I can do as well as any one else could; perhaps better than some—Rosy, for example. Though she is just the sort of beautiful creature that is imprisoned with ogres in fairy tales.»
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