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George Henry Lewes
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Born: April 18, 1817

Died: November 30, 1878 (aged 61)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Philosopher, literary

Bio: George Henry Lewes was an English philosopher and critic of literature and theatre. He became part of the mid-Victorian ferment of ideas which encouraged discussion of Darwinism, positivism, and religious scepticism.

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Genius is, to be sure, not a matter of arbitrariness, but rather of freedom, just as wit, love, and faith, which once shall become arts and disciplines. We should demand genius from everybody, without, however, expecting it.

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