9% done with Middlemarch

“It is a very good quality in a man to have a trout-stream.”

That’s my problem, no trout-stream!

Somebody put a drop [of Casaubon’s blood] under a magnifying-glass and it was all semicolons and parentheses,”!

I’m sure we’ll get a more emphatic picture of Mr. Casaubon, but these quills in him are fun.

Mr. Cadwallader is smart to stay out of the whole thing: she’s not my daughter.