In Which George Eliot’s Head Is Examined

“Miss Evans’s head is a very large one, 22¼ inches round; George Combe, on first seeing the cast, took it for a man’s. The temperament, nervous lymphatic, that is, active without endurance, and her working hours were never more than from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m.”

The Phrenology of George Eliot – in 1844, George Eliot had a cast taken of her (extremely large) head by the world’s leading phrenologist, which was then used for the “diagnosis” of her character. (via explore-blog)

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