Monday, March 09, 2009

George Eliot's Hypothesis for DRM

"In bed our yesterdays are too oppressive: if a man can only get up, though it be but to whistle or to smoke, he has a present which offers some resistence to the past - sensations which assert themselves against tyrranous memories. And if there were such a thing as taking averages of feeling, it would certainly be found that in the hunting and shooting seasons regret, self-reproach, and mortified pride, weigh lighter on country gentlemen than in late spring and summer." (Ch 29 "The Next Morning", Adam Bede, 1859)

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