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The George Eliot Review 23 (1992)


Published by The George Eliot Review Online https://GeorgeEliotReview.org


Having left the composition of my message to members of the Fellowship, as always, until the last possible moment, I looked to see whether I could find some words of George Eliot appropriate to my predicament. In such a situation Mr. Alexander Main is a tremendous help. His compilation of Wise, Witty and Tender Sayings of George Eliot saves hours of looking through the real thing. As always, I did not look in vain, and, further vacillation being out of the question, I now greet my fellow members, having enjoyed a further successful year, and looking forward to the next. Forme perhaps the highlight of this year was the news of Kathleen Adam s 's honorary degree, to be awarded by Warwick University. Never was such an honour more richly deserved. May she and the Fellowship go from strength to strength.