We mortals, men and women, devour many a disappointment between breakfast and dinner-time.”
Don’t fret over this, readers. I don’t have any disappointments to speak of. I’m not subtweeting/sub-blogging/whatever.  I’m just reading Middlemarch because it seems like it should be part of a well-read person’s collection and that quote struck me as especially pithy. 
Good news is: whatever disappointments we devour, it’s up to us how we digest them.