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" The law was sacred. Yes, but rebellion might be sacred too. It flashed upon her mind that the problem before her was essentially the same as that which had lain before Savonarola — the problem where the sacredness of obedience ended and where the sacredness... "
Harper's Magazine - Page 233
1863
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Novels [of George Eliot], Volume 2

George Eliot - 1870
...— the problem where the sacredness of obedience ended, and where the sacredness of rebellion hepan. To her, as to him, there had come one of those moments...freely with ( Tito and obtain his consent that she I should live apart from him. She desired not to leave him clandestinely again, or to forsake Florence....
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The Living Age, Volume 115

1872
...the soul must dare to act upon its own warrant, not only without external law to appeal to, but iu the face of a law which is not unarmed with Divine...that may yet fall if the warrant has been false." These momeuts, however, are of rare occurrence, and arise only in extreme necessity. When Maggie and...
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Wise, Witty, and Tender Sayings in Prose and Verse: Selected from the Works ...

George Eliot, Alexander Main - Aphorisms and apothegms in literature - 1873 - 417 pages
...relation had become for her simply a degrading servitude. The law was sacred. Yes, but rebellion might be sacred too. It flashed upon her mind that the problem...lightnings that may yet fall if the warrant has been false. No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence. Romola's...
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WISE, WITTY, AND TENDER SAYINGS IN PROSE AND VERSE SELECTED FROM THE WORKS ...

ALEXANDER MAIN - 1875
...relation had become for her simply a degrading servitude. The law was sacred. Yes, but rebellion might be sacred too. It flashed upon her mind that the problem...lightnings that may yet fall if the warrant has been false. No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence. Romola's...
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Studies in Literature, 1789-1877

Edward Dowden - Literature - 1878 - 523 pages
...Rebellion, it is true, may be sacred also. There are moments of life " when the soul must dare to act upon its own warrant, not only without external law to...that may yet fall if the warrant has been false." These moments, however, 'are of rare occurrence, and arise only in extreme necessity. When Maggie and...
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George Eliot: A Critical Study of Her Life, Writings, and Philosophy

George Willis Cooke - Novelists, English - 1883 - 438 pages
...the soul must dare to act on its own wan•ant, not only without external law to appeal to, but in face of a law which is not unarmed with divine lightnings...lightnings that may yet fall if the warrant has been false. It is reason's lamp by which " we walk evermore to higher paths ; " and by its aid, new deeds are to...
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George Eliot: A Critical Study of Her Life, Writings and Philosophy

George Willis Cooke - Authors, English - 1883 - 438 pages
...warrant, not only without external law to appeal to, but in face of a law which is not im- • armed with divine lightnings — lightnings that may yet fall if the warrant has been false. It is reason's lamp by which "we walk evermore to higher paths ; " and by its aid, new deeds are to...
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Wit & Wisdom

George Eliot - 1885 - 358 pages
...before Savonarola — the problem where the sacredness of obedience ended, and where the sacreduess of rebellion began. To her, as to him, there had come...lightnings that may yet fall if the warrant has been false. while she grasped It; If it were suddenly removed, no firmness of the ground she trod could save her...
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Romola, Volume 2

George Eliot - Florence (Italy) - 1887
...where the sacredness of obedient 1 :' ended, and where the sacredness of rebellion began. To hr-r. as to him, there had come one of those moments in...resolve. She would ask no counsel of her godfather or of Savonarob until she had made one determined effort to speak freely vith Tito and obtain his consent...
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Romola

George Eliot - Florence (Italy) - 1889 - 569 pages
...relation had become for her simply a degrading servitude. The law was sacred. Yes, but rebellion might be sacred too. It flashed upon her mind that the problem...speak freely with Tito and obtain his consent that slie should live apart from him. She desired not to leave him clandestinely again or to forsake Florence....
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