On her return to England she became a contributor and soon assistant editor of the liberal periodical 'The Westminster Review.' This connection was most important in its personal results; it brought her into contact with a versatile man of letters, George Henry Lewes, [Footnote: Pronounced in two syllables.] and in 1854 they were united as man and wife.
Lewes in 1878 was a severe blow to her, since she was always greatly dependent on personal sympathy; and after a year and a half, to the surprise of every one, she married Mr.
Nevertheless, the discovery and exposition of noumena offer a rich field for what Lewes
calls "the endless variety and excitement of philosophic thought." Hurrah
Provided, you repair at once to the town of Lewes, with all the fighting men, your followers, prepared to protect the security of our person, and wage war upon those enemies of England, Simon de Montfort, Gilbert de Clare and their accomplices, who even now are collected to threaten and menace our person and kingdom-
Witnessed myself, at Lewes, on May the third, in the forty-eighth year of our reign.
He had read somewhere that every man was born a Platonist, an Aristotelian, a Stoic, or an Epicurean; and the history of George Henry Lewes
(besides telling you that philosophy was all moonshine) was there to show that the thought of each philospher was inseparably connected with the man he was.
At eight in the evening they left the lake behind and entered the mouth of the Lewes
That faith was then new to me, and all Moxon's expounding had failed to make me a convert; but now it seemed as if a great light shone about me, like that which fell upon Saul of Tarsus; and out there in the storm and darkness and solitude I experienced what Lewes
calls "The endless variety and excitement of philosophic thought." I exulted in a new sense of knowledge, a new pride of reason.
"Shall we go and look at some horses that Snaffler's just brought from Lewes
fair?" Crawley said.
George Eliot did the very same thing; and Lewes
was a little frog-faced man, with the manner of a dancing master.
In a cleft of the hills a haze of smoke marked the position of Lewes
. Immediately at our feet there lay a rolling plain of heather, with the long, vivid green stretches of the Crowborough golf course, all dotted with the players.
' Physiology--do you know it?--and even recounted extracts from it to us: and that's the whole of her education.