10% done with Middlemarch

Mr. Casaubon’s manor-house is nice, but fading and sadness creeps around – just like Mr. Casaubon.

“she would have preferred, of finding that her home would be in a parish which had a larger share of the world’s misery, so that she might have had more active duties in it.” That’s not very Christian, but she at least admits to her prideful desire.

Mr Brooke is such a good man, he knows how to like people.