Thursday, June 08, 2006

Last words on Middlemarch

I give you a quotation from Middlemarch's finale, for no other reason than that I love it and never managed to find a way to work it into the rest of our discussion.

Lydgate on Rosamond:
He once called her his basil plant; and when she asked for an explanation, said that basil was a plant which had flourished wonderfully on a murdered man's brains.


Ah, the basil plants I have known...

Thanks to all for reading Middlemarch with me. Feel free to continue to leave comments. If you're just getting into the novel and dying to discuss it, I'd be happy to oblige.

Stay tuned for the next reading group selection.

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