Jane Eyre, Volume 2

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Crowell, 1890 - Charity-schools
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Four stars I really liked this book. I think it started off a little slow, I didn't really care about her exploits at her school, or during her childhood for that matter. I really appreciate a ... Read full review




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Page 72 - I REQUIRE and charge you both, as ye will answer at the dreadful day of judgment when the secrets of all hearts shall be disclosed, that if either of you know any impediment, why ye may not be lawfully joined together in Matrimony, ye do now confess it. For be ye well assured, that so many as are coupled together otherwise than God's Word doth allow are not joined together by God; neither is their Matrimony lawful.
Page 114 - ... Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation ; they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigor ; stringent are they ; inviolate they shall be. If at my individual convenience I might break them, what would be their worth ? They have a worth — so I have always believed ; and if I cannot believe it now, it is because I am insane — quite insane ; with my veins running fire, and my heart beating faster than I can count its throbs....
Page 124 - I looked at the sky, it was pure: a kindly star twinkled just above the chasm ridge. The dew fell, but with propitious softness; no breeze whispered. Nature seemed to me benign and good; I thought she loved me, outcast as I was; and I, who from man could anticipate only mistrust, rejection, insult, clung to her with filial fondness. To-night, at least, I would be her guest, as I was her child: my mother would lodge me without money and without price.
Page 166 - ... far different life and scene which awaited them, as governesses in a large, fashionable, south-ofEngland city, where each held a situation in families by whose wealthy and haughty members they were regarded only as humble dependants, and who neither knew nor sought...
Page 75 - I saw a grim smile contort Mr. Rochester's lip and he muttered, " No, by God ! I took care that none should hear of it, or of her under that name.
Page 310 - I have now been married ten years. I know what it is to live entirely for and with what I love best on earth. I hold myself supremely blest - blest beyond what language can express; because I am my husband's life as fully as he is mine. No woman was ever nearer to her mate than I am: ever more absolutely bone of his bone, and flesh of his flesh.
Page 76 - I dare say you have many a time inclined your ear to gossip about the mysterious lunatic kept there under watch and ward. Some have whispered to you that she is my bastard half-sister : some my cast-off mistress ; I now inform you that she is my wife, whom I married fifteen years ago — Bertha Mason by name, sister of this resolute personage, who is now, with his quivering limbs and white cheeks, showing you what a stout heart men may bear. Cheer up, Dick ! — never fear me ! — I'd almost as...
Page 139 - ... with concern on my behalf; to make them believe in the truth of my wants and woes - to induce them to vouchsafe a rest for my wanderings! As I groped out the door, and knocked at it hesitatingly, I felt that last idea to be a mere chimera. Hannah opened. "What do you want?" she inquired, in a voice of surprise, as she surveyed me by the light of the candle she held. "May I speak to your mistresses?
Page 100 - I meant to shoot myself. I only entertained the intention for a moment ; for, not being insane, the crisis of exquisite and unalloyed despair which had originated the wish and design of self-destruction, was past in a second. " A wind fresh from Europe blew over the ocean and rushed through the open casement : the storm broke, streamed, thundered, blazed, and the air grew pure. I then framed and fixed a resolution. While I walked under the dripping...
Page 283 - how are you?" She started as if she had seen a ghost: I calmed her. To her hurried "Is it really you, miss, come at this late hour to this lonely place?" I answered by taking her hand; and then I followed her into the kitchen, where John now sat by a good fire. I explained to them, in...

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