The library, and step on it!

FROM THE VAULTS:
The Governess in Literature
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! - I have as much soul as you, - and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you!
The Turn of the Screw, Henry James
I take up my own pen again - the pen of all my old unforgettable efforts and sacred struggles. To myself - today - I need say no more. Large and full and high the future still opens. It is now indeed that I may do the work of my life. And I will.
Agnes Grey, Anne Brontë 
‘And why should he interest himself at all in my moral and intellectual capacities: what is it to him what I think and feel?’ I asked myself. And my heart throbbed in answer to the question.
Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray
A woman may possess the wisdom and chastity of Minerva, and we give no heed to her, if she has a plain face. What folly will not a pair of bright eyes make pardonable? What dullness may not red lips are sweet accents render pleasant?
Uncle Silas, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
You will do well to take advantage of Madame’s short residence to get up your French a little… You will be glad of this, my dear, when you have reached France, where you will find they speak nothing else.
Lady Audley’s Secret, Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Surely a pretty woman never looks prettier than when making tea.
The Crimson Petal and the White, Michael Faber
Why are there such long words in the world, Miss?’ enquires Sophie, when the mineralogy lesson is over. ‘One long difficult word is the same as a whole sentence full of short easy ones, Sophie,’ says Sugar. ‘It saves time and paper.’

FROM THE VAULTS:

The Governess in Literature

Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! - I have as much soul as you, - and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you!

The Turn of the Screw, Henry James

I take up my own pen again - the pen of all my old unforgettable efforts and sacred struggles. To myself - today - I need say no more. Large and full and high the future still opens. It is now indeed that I may do the work of my life. And I will.

Agnes Grey, Anne Brontë 

‘And why should he interest himself at all in my moral and intellectual capacities: what is it to him what I think and feel?’ I asked myself. And my heart throbbed in answer to the question.

Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray

A woman may possess the wisdom and chastity of Minerva, and we give no heed to her, if she has a plain face. What folly will not a pair of bright eyes make pardonable? What dullness may not red lips are sweet accents render pleasant?

Uncle Silas, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

You will do well to take advantage of Madame’s short residence to get up your French a little… You will be glad of this, my dear, when you have reached France, where you will find they speak nothing else.

Lady Audley’s Secret, Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Surely a pretty woman never looks prettier than when making tea.

The Crimson Petal and the White, Michael Faber

Why are there such long words in the world, Miss?’ enquires Sophie, when the mineralogy lesson is over. 
‘One long difficult word is the same as a whole sentence full of short easy ones, Sophie,’ says Sugar. ‘It saves time and paper.’

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