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The Art of Conduct, the Conduct of Art and the Mixed Science of Eliot's Ethics: 'The Sympathetic Impulse' and 'The Scientific Point of View' in The Mill on the Floss

The Mill on the Floss is full of keys and clues. Most famously, Maggie Tolliver, following her father's bankruptcy, 'wanted some key that would enable her to understand and, in understanding, endure, the heavy weight that had fallen on her young…