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The Life of Charlotte Bronte
by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE REV. PATRICK BRONTE. 27 frequent at the end of these wedding expeditions, from the bridge to the toll-bar at Haworth. The race-course you will know to be anything but level. Into the midst of this lawless, yet not unkindly population, Mr. Bronte brought his wife and six little children, in February, 1820. There are those yet alive who remember seven heavily-laden carts lumbering slowly up the long stone street, bearing the new parson's household goods to his future abode. One wonders how the bleak aspect of her new home?the low, oblong, stone parsonage, high up, yet with a still higher back-ground of sweeping moors?struck on the gentle, delicate wife, whose health even then was failing. CHAPTER III. The Rev. Patrick Bronte is a native of the County Down in Ireland. His father Hugh Bronte, was left an orphan at an early age. He came from the south to the north of the island, and settled in the parish of Ahaderg, near Loughbrickland. There was some family tradition that, humble as Hugh Bronte's circumstances were, he was the descendant of an ancient family. But about this neither he nor his descendants have cared to inquire. He made an early marriage, and reared and educated ten children on the proceeds of the few acres of land which he farmed. This large family were remarkable for great physical strength, and much personal beauty. Even in his old age, Mr. Bronte is a striking-looking man, above the common height, with a nobly-shaped head, and erect carriage. In his youth he must have been unusually handsome. He was born on Patrickmas day (March 17), 1777, and early gave tokens of extraordinary quickness and intelligence. He had also his full share of ambition; and of his strong sense and forethought there is a proof in the fact, that, knowing that his fath...


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  • ISBN-13: 9780217125758
  • ISBN-10: 0217125751
  • Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
  • Publish Date: May 2014
  • Page Count: 168


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