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" ... keeping me at a distance; but that until she heard from Bessie, and could discover by her own observation, that I was endeavouring in good earnest to acquire a more sociable and childlike disposition, a more attractive and sprightly manner - something... "
Jane Eyre - Page 2
by Charlotte Brontė - 1898
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JANE EYRE. An Autobiography.

JANE EYRE - 1859
...more attractive and sprightly manner — something lighter, franker, more natural, as it were— she ascertain the principles of the real to determine...science. The principles of the real are given us in donel" I asked. " Jane, I don't like cavilers or questioners : besides, there is something truly forbidding...
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Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontė - 1890 - 472 pages
...more attractive and sprightly manner — something lighter, franker, more natural, as it were— she really must exclude me from privileges intended only...Bessie say I have done?" I asked. "Jane, I don't like cavilers or questioners: besides, there is something truly forbidding in a child taking up 9 her elders...
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Novels of the Sisters Brontė: Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontė

Charlotte Brontė, Anne Brontė, Emily Brontė - 1905
...more attractive and sprightly manner — something lighter, franker, more natural, as it were — she really must exclude me from privileges intended only...that manner. Be seated somewhere ; and until you** oan speak pleasantly, remain silent." A small breakfast-room adjoined the drawingroom ; I slipped in...
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Literature and the Body

Anthony George Purdy - Body, Human, in literature - 1992 - 211 pages
...disposition, a more attractive and sprightly manner something lighter, franker, more natural, as it were - she really must exclude me from privileges intended only for contented, happy little children.3* Jane's crime is that she is insufficiently 'childlike'. That she must 'acquire' a 'more...
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Finding Your Voice: How to Put Personality in Your Writing

Les Edgerton - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 241 pages
...more attractive and sprightly manner, — ^something lighter, franker, more natural as it were — she really must exclude me from privileges intended only...little children"."" "What does Bessie say I have done?" / asked1""' I've marked fifteen different instances in which Bronte did something that we wouldn't...
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The Death-ego and the Vital Self: Romances of Desire in Literature and ...

Gavriel Reisner - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 277 pages
...acquire a more sociable and childlike disposition, a more attractive and sprightly manner . . . she really must exclude me from privileges intended only for contented, happy, little children. (1:5) Her emotional frigidity matched by an indifference to sequential logic, Mrs. Reed insists on...
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The Wordsworth Collection of Classic Romance

Bronte Austen - Fiction - 2005 - 1308 pages
...a more attractive and sprighdy manner - something lighter, franker, more natural, as it were - she wouldn't understand the hint, but followed me to...went to lay my bonnet, and importuned me in a whisper diere is somediing truly forbidding in a child taking up her elders in that manner. Be seated somewhere;...
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Charlotte Brontė's Jane Eyre: A Casebook

Elsie Browning Michie - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 212 pages
Jane Eyre is one of the most well-loved and widely read works in the canon, popular at both the high school and university levels. The casebook provides a series of essays that ...
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Jane Eyre on Stage, 1848-1898: An Illustrated Edition of Eight Plays with ...

Patsy Stoneman - Literary Collections - 2007 - 440 pages
...How do you know what my feelings are? Mrs Reed (strikes her): Take that and that - don't be so pert - there is something truly forbidding in a child taking up her elders in that manner. Georgina: Her elders and her betters. Jane: My betters - Yes that story is always ding-donged into...
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Jane Eyre: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition

Charlotte Bronte - Fiction - 2009 - 448 pages
...a more attractive and sprightly manner - something lighter, franker, more natural, as it were - she really must exclude me from privileges intended only...until you can speak pleasantly, remain silent." A breakfast-room adjoined the drawing-room, I slipped in there. It contained a bookcase: I soon possessed...
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