Geroge Eliot

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"I Can Do Anything You Can Do Better"

  • Posted on: 31 August 2011
  • By: Aaron Barlow

In George Eliot's Victorian novel Middlemarch, set around 1830, just prior to the queen's ascension to the throne, one of the main characters, Dr. Lydgate, comments:

In this stupid world most people never consider that a thing is good to be done unless it is done by their own set.

180 years later, and things haven't changed a bit.