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It is, I fear, but a vain show of fulfilling the heathen precept, Know thyself, and too often leads to a self-estimate which will subsist in the absence of that fruit by which alone the quality of the tree is made evident.
British writer of novels characterized by realistic analysis of provincial Victorian society (1819-1880)
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