chapter  29
Middlemarch, ch. 70
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Bulstrode,sanctimoniouslyrespectable,amanwhohas madehisfortuneshadily,butprospersinthesun.Heis not,wearetold,a'coarsehypocrite'butratheronewhose conscienceisfrequentlytroubled-thoughalwaysfinally reassured-byattemptstosquarehiswrong-doingwithhis religiousbeliefs.Hemurderstheonlyonewhoknows thefulltruthabouthispast,amancalledRaffles,whois nowunderhiscareinastateofalcoholicbutembarrassinglygarrulousdelirium,byneglectingtheprescription instructionsleftbyLydgateandapplyingmoreorthodox butfataltreatment.