[Note 10, Chapter One, in print version]

In "Janet's Repentance" George Eliot alludes to Keble's Tractarian attacks on dissenting Protestantism when she remarks that "Milby, in those uninstructed days, had not yet heard that the schismatic ministers of Salem were obviously typified by Korah, Dathan, and Abiram; and many Church people there were of opinion that Dissent might be a weakness, but, after all, had no great harm in it" (ch.2). She alludes to the political use of this type again in her essay "The Modern Hep! Hep! Hep!"

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