Dorothea Brooke, Tertius Lydgate, Rev. Edward Casaubon
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Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.
But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.
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