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Records in Journal, 'I have done no visible work. But I have absorbed many ideas and much bodily strength; indeed I do not remember ever feeling so strong in mind and body as I feel at this moment' (I, 411). 28 Joined at Tenby by Edward Pigott. August 2 (Sat) 'The Lover's Seat' appears in the Leader. 6 Tells Charles Bray, 'I never think what I write is good for anything till other people tell me so' (I, 412). 8 Leave Tenby, spending the night at Bath. 9 Return to Richmond. 16 'Ferny Combes' published in the Leader.
14 Replies to joint invitation to herself and Spencer to visit Rosehill: 'We certainly could not go together, for all the world 32 21 22 27 28 30 A George Eliot Chronology is setting us down as engaged' (Letters, 11, 35). Congratulates Bessie Parkes on her twenty-third birthday. Visits Joseph Parkes. Spencer brings his father to visit GE. Visits Kew Gardens with Spencer. Mary Smith visits GE with Florence Nightingale, Hilary Bonham Carter and Mary Mohl. Tells George Combe that she does not wish to employ the critic Ebenezer Syme again.
50 A George Eliot Chronology September 'September 1856 made a new era in my life, for it was then I began to write fiction' (1, 414). 4 (Thurs) GHL returns from Hofwyl. 5 Remarks to Sara Hennell how revealing writing may be: 'We mortals have such a knack of shutting up our best selves quite away from each other' (Letters, 11, 263). 6 'Sight-seeing in Germany and the Tyrol' appears in the Saturday Review. 12 Despatches 'Silly Novels by Lady Novelists' to Chapman. 22 Reading Sophocles's Ajax. 23 Commences writing 'Barton'.
A George Eliot Chronology by Timothy Hands (auth.)