Scene from Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot, 1883. This series of three tales included 'The Sad Fortunes of the Rev. Amos Barton', a poor tactless underpaid curate, who gains the sympathy of his parishioners by the death from overwork, child-bearing and poverty of his beautiful wife, Milly. Amos kneels by Milly's deathbed as she bids him farewell with a final caress. From Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot, (London, 1883). First published 1857. (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images)
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