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" My function is that of the aesthetic, not the doctrinal teacher, — the rousing of the nobler emotions, which make mankind desire the social right, not the prescribing of special measures, concerning which the artistic mind, however strongly moved by... "
The Atlantic Monthly - Page 589
1885
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The Melbourne Review, Volume 10, Issues 37-40

1885
...contrary decision, I should not have remained silent till now. My function is that of the wsthetic, not the doctrinal teacher ; the rousing of the nobler...mind, however strongly moved by social sympathy, is not the best judge. It is one tiling to feel keenly for one's fellow-creatures— another to say this...
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George Eliot's Life as Related in Her Letters and Journals, Volume 3

George Eliot - Authors, English - 1885
...duty to be silent. If I had taken a contrary decision, I should not have remained silent till now. My function is that of the (esthetic, not the doctrinal...moved by social sympathy, is often not the best judge. It is one thing to feel keenly for one's fellow-beings ; another to say, " This step, and this alone,...
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The Andover Review, Volume 3

Religion - 1885
...describes her position with absolute accuracy. •• My function," she says, " is that of the aesthetic, not the doctrinal teacher. The rousing of the nobler...by social sympathy, is often not the best judge." She more than once states that her purpose is so to picture life in its reality as to make the reader...
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George Eliot's Life as Related in Her Letters and Journals, Volume 3

George Eliot - Authors, English - 1885
...have remained silent till now. My function is that of the cesthetic, not the doctrinal teacher—the rousing of the nobler emotions, which make mankind...moved by social sympathy, is often not the best judge. It is one thing to feel keenly for one's fellow-beings; another to say, " This step, and this alone,...
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George Eliot's life as related in her letters and journals ..., Volume 3

Mary Ann Evans - 1885
...have remained silent till now. My function is that of the (esthetic, not the doctrinal teacher—the rousing of the nobler emotions, which make mankind...moved by social sympathy, is often not the best judge. It is one thing to feel keenly for one's fellow-beings; another to say, " This step, and this alone,...
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The Agnostic: A Monthly Journal of Liberal Thought, Volume 1

Agnosticism - 1885
...well described it, " that of the aesthetic, not the doctrinal, tcr.clicr—the rousing of the r.obler emotions, which make mankind desire the social right,...social sympathy, is often not the best judge." That function she well and consistently fulfilled, and that function, though differing from that of the...
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The Nineteenth Century, Volume 17

Nineteenth century - 1885
...friends, the judgment of history. She has said of herself that her function is that of the aesthetic, not the doctrinal teacher — the rousing of the nobler...social right, not the prescribing of special measures. The supreme purpose of all her work is ethical. Literary talent did not manifest itself until she was...
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George Eliot's Life as Related in Her Letters and Journals, Volume 3

George Eliot - Novelists, English - 1885 - 492 pages
...Taylor, /make mankind desire the social right, not the prescrib- ', iSth July,/ . ....... 1s7s. I mg of special measures, concerning which the artistic...moved by social sympathy, is often not the best judge. It is one thing to feel keenly for one's fellow-beings ; another to say, " This step, and this alone,...
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Sunset

George Eliot - Novelists, English - 1885
...nobler emotions, which Taylor, make mankind desire the social right, not the prescribiSthjuIy, 1s7s. ing of special measures, concerning which the artistic...moved by social sympathy, is often not the best judge. It is one thing to feel keenly for one's fellow-beings ; another to say, " This step, and this alone,...
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George Eliot, Matthew Arnold, Browning, Newman: Essays and Reviews from the ...

Joseph Jacobs - English literature - 1891 - 152 pages
...show the sacredness which attached to George Eliot's calling as she viewed its functions : — . ' My function is that of the (esthetic, not the ' doctrinal...by social sympathy, ' is often not the best judge. It is one thing ' to feel keenly for one's fellow-being ; another ' to say, " This step, and this alone,...
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