Posted by: aboutalbion | April 24, 2013


As a contrast to the ‘great person’ theory of history, I am indebted to Matthew Parris [‘The Times’ (20 April)] for bringing to my attention some lines from “Middlemarch”.

“… for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.”

[Mary Ann Evans / Cross (1819-1890, aka “George Eliot”)]


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