to let 'em know the world's the same as it used to be."

Type: Discussion | Title: Silas Marner (in Context) | Author: George Eliot | Vol: PART TWO | Ch: CONCLUSION.

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The great river-courses which have shaped the lives of men have hardly changed; and those other streams, the life-currents that ebb and flow in human hearts, pulsate to the same great needs, the same great loves and terrors. As our thought follows close in the slow wake of the dawn, we are impressed with the broad sameness of the human lot, which never alters in the main headings of its history--hunger and labour, seed-time and harvest, love and death.


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