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Quotation by George Eliot
Sir Joshua would have been glad to take her portrait; and he would have had an easier task than the historian at least in this, that he would not have had to represent the truth of change—only to give stability to one beautiful moment.
George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist, editor. Daniel Deronda, bk. 2, ch. 11 (1876).
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