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Emily Bronte
English novelist and poet
(1818-48)



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Oh, for the time when I shall sleep
Without identity.
-- "Oh, For the Time When I Shall Sleep"

No coward soul is mine,
No trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere:
I see Heaven's glories shine,
And faith shines equal, arming me from fear.
-- "No coward soul is mine" (1846)

Vain are the thousand creeds
That move men's hearts: unutterably vain;
Worthless as withered weeds.
-- "No coward soul is mine" (1846), last lines

Oh dreadful is the check—intense the agony—
When the ear begins to hear and the eye begins to see;
When the pulse begins to throb, the brain to think agam;
The soul to feel the flesh and the flesh to feel the chain!
-- "The Prisoner" (1846)

Sweet Love of youth, forgive if I forget thee
While the World's tide is bearing me along:
Sterner desires and darker hopes beset me,
Hopes which obscure but cannot do thee wrong.
-- "Remembrance" (1846)

He was, and is yet, most likely, the wearisomest, self-righteous pharisee that ever ransacked a Bible to rake the promises to himself and fling the curses on his neighbours.
-- Wuthering Heights, 5

My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods; time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter chnages the trees -- My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath -- a source of little visible delight, but necessary.
-- Wuthering Heights, 9

I lingered round them, under that benign sky: watched the moths fluttering among the heath and hare-bells; listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass; and wondered how anyone could ever imagine unquiet slumbers for the sleepers in that quiet earth,
-- Wuthering Heights, last lines

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