End of Middlemarch

There is an excellent post by Rachel on Reading Middlemarch about getting to the end of the book. In her post, she quotes Eliot’s words, which I think are wonderful:

…[For] the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who have lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.