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- I might get some power and distinction by mere mediocrity, as they do; at least I should get those middling satisfactions which make men contented to do without great ones.5.3 -- Book 5 Chapter 3 -- The Wavering Balance (34% in)
- I told you long ago that I had never been resigned even to the mediocrity of my powers; how could I be resigned to the loss of the one thing which had ever come to me on earth with the promise of such deep joy as would give a new and blessed meaning to the foregoing pain,—the promise of another self that would lift my aching affection into the divine rapture of an ever-springing, ever-satisfied want?7.3 -- Book 7 Chapter 3 -- Showing That Old Acquaintances Are Capable…. (70% in)
There are no more uses of "mediocrity" in The Mill on the Floss.
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