Excerpt from Middlemarch a Study of Provincial Life, Vol. 1 of 2 That Spanish woman who lived three hundred years ago, was certainly t the last of her kind. Many Theresas have been born who found for them selves epic life wherein there was a constant unfolding of far-resonant action; perhaps only a life of mistakes, the offspring of a certain spiritual grandeur ill-matched with the meanness of oppor tunity; perhaps a tragic failure which found sacred poet and sank unwept into oblivion. With dim lights and tangled circumstance they tried to shape their thought and deed in ble agreement; but after all, to common eyes their struggles seemed mere inconsistency and formlessness for these later born Theresas were helped by coherent social faith and order which could perform the function of kwledge for the ardently willing soul. Their ardour alternated between a vague ideal and the common yearning of womanhood; so that the one was disapproved as extravagance, and the other con demned as a lapse. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.