George Eliot can pack a punch – rarely have human beings been so summarily dismissed as pointless wash outs. ┬áMay you never have to sit next to such a Miss Irwine and make polite conversation.

‘The Miss Irwines were quite superfluous existences, inartistic figures crowding the canvas of life without adequate effect.’

Source: George Eliot, Adam Bede (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1985 (1859)), p. 110

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