Quotation by George Eliot

In the schoolroom her quick mind had taken readily that strong starch of unexplained rules and disconnected facts which saves ignorance from any painful sense of limpness.
George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist, editor. Daniel Deronda, bk. 1, ch. 4 (1876).

Referring to Gwendolen Harleth.
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