The story hangs on the breathtaking physical beauty of Hetty, whereas Dinah is generally highlighted more in terms of her kindliness and wisdom.  Yet here is an early allusion to her also having a certain loveliness alongside her finely-moulded soul.

‘… for some of the rays fell on Dinah’s finely-moulded cheek, and lit up her pale red hair to auburn…’

Source: George Eliot, Adam Bede (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1985 (1859)), p. 117

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