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“It’s the first week of October. Season of woolen garments taken out of mothballs; of nocturnal mists and dew and slippery front steps, and late-blooming slugs; of snapdragons having one last fling; of those frilly ornamental pink-and-purple cabbages that never used to exist, but are all over everywhere now.”

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source: The Blind Assassin (New York: Anchor, 2001), paperback ed., 191.

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“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”

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source: The Writings of George Eliot, vol. 23 (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1908), 71.

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notes: George Eliot was her pen name. Her birth name was Mary Ann Evans.

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