George Eliot can be pithy, here singling out someone as being unworthy of the bullet a character might like to send them. See another curious quote on the cost of bullets, and one about a man who was likened to one.

‘He would be as pleasant a mark for a bullet as I know – if he were worth the expense.’

 

Source: George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss (London: Oxford University Press, 1963), p. 453

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