I wish any fears you have, any yearning anxieties, may so melt away. This is the fine-charactered Dinah, whose quiet strength and warmth comes to the fore in the course of the book.
‘Then gradually her fears, yearning anxieties for others, melted away like ice-crystals in a warm ocean.’
Source: George Eliot, Adam Bede (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1985 (1859)), p. 202
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