A Quote by George Eliot on ancestry, cities, funerals, history, and past

Rome, the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 20 (1871-72).

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