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“People Who Prate of Sentimentality Are Very Often People Who Hate Being Made To Feel…”

“Sentimentality is a flaw in a work of art, certainly, but the word is often thrown at great and overpowering works of art that embarrass critics who live, emotionally, in St. Ogg’s, though intellectually they have journeyed south as far as Cambridge.  The ending of The Mill on the Floss moves me to tears, though I am not an easy …


“Every Man Makes His Own Summer.”

“Every man makes his own summer. The season has no character of its own, unless one is a farmer with a professional concern for the weather. Circumstances have not allowed me to make a good summer for myself this year…My summer has been overcast by my own heaviness of spirit. I have not had any adventures, and adventures are what …