Griff House, Nuneaton, George Eliot's childhood home. Source: Eliot, frontispiece. Here, to borrow the words that Eliot gave to Theophrastus in his Impressions, the novelist grew up moving "among the midland villages and markets, along by the tree-studded hedgerows, and where the heavy barges seem in the distance to float mysteriously among the rushes and the feathered grass" (26).
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Eliot, George. Impressions of Theophrastus Such: Essays and Poems. New York: A. L. Burt, 1900. Internet Archive. Contributed by the University of California Libraries. Web. 1 June 2015.
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