Society at Amherst, Folder 3: Mrs. Tyler reads George Eliot

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Mrs Tyler overburdened with cares domestic and social and public, always kept a
free mind for all written thought, whether of memoir, history or fiction. When a
certain other dear woman, was refusing to read Adam Bede at the time of its publi-
cation, on the score of the author's ungodliness, -- Mrs Tyler was reading it aloud to
her husband, both filled with its charm and moral power. Indeed they were for a
long time the only persons in the village who knew an?thing of Goerge [sic] Eliot or her