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George Eliet

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Somebody who lias been in London reoently, inteut ou learning the prices which authors get for their werk, claims to have discovered ihat Gkorge Eliot has not been paid so handsomely as has beon generally supposed. He appears to have boon very busy gratifying bis euriosity. He declares as by authority that, up to a late dato, the lady had received for "Scènes of ülerical Life," 95,000 ; for " Silaa Manier," $7,500 ; for "Adam. Bede," $17,500 ; ior "Millón the Floss," $20,000; for "Eomola," $15,000 ; for " FelixHolt," 822,600 ; for " The Spanish Gypsy" (poem), $'2,200 ; for " Middlemaroh," $40,000 ;for "Legend of Jubiü" (poem), $2,000, and for "Daniel Deronda," $30,000, making in all $162,000. As it is eighteen years since she producod her first original work, she has earned only about $9,000 a ytjar, and those who know her declare that she toilB terribly over her MS8., or ratb#r over her, characters, and incidents of her stories before she begius to write, This is certainly no extraordinary peusation i'or a lieved to be the most gii'ted of hor sex, and the greiitest of iivmg novelista. Ilaok wi itera in Londoii often earu moro ; so tbafc genius does not appear to bo such a coincr of gold even wben it has beon universally recognized. George Eliot, by tho by, is said to have been sorely disappointed at the geueral opinión that "Ueronda" is neither ao able nor so interesting as "Middlemarch,"' because Bhe cousidors it by all odds her masterpiece. Bhe has, we Lear, already begun to outline another novel, which sho is dotermined shall exceed anjthiug she has yet done. Although in her 57th year, sho does not believe he has reached the summit of her wowers, and she expeets to prove it


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Michigan Argus