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[From Charlotte Bronte"s introduction to the 1850 edition of her sisters" novels:] "One day in the autumn of 1845 I accidentally lighted on a MS. volume in verse in my sister Emily"s handwriting. Of course I was not surprised, knowing that she could and did write verse. I looked it over, and something more than surprise seized me -- a deep conviction that these were not common effusions, nor at all like the poetry women generally write. I thought them condensed and terse, vigorous and genuine. To my ear they had also a peculiar music, wild, melancholy, and elevating. My sister Emily was not a person of demonstrative character, nor one on the recesses of whose mind and feelings even those nearest and dearest to her could, with impunity, intrude unlicenced: it took hours to reconcile her to the discovery I had made, and days to persuade her that such poems merited publication.... Meantime my younger sister quietly produced some of her own compositions, intimating that since Emily"s had given me pleasure I might like to look at hers. I could not but be a partial judge, yet I thought that these verses too had a sweet, sincere pathos of their own."

Source

The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence

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Aged 29 [Experience in 1845, born in 1816]

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Accessed on 2020/01/21 22:40:50

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England
Related people
Bronte, Charlotte
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The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence
Related place
England
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poems

Reading experience
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Evidence

[From Charlotte Bronte"s introduction to the 1850 edition of her sisters" novels:] "One day in the autumn of 1845 I accidentally lighted on a MS. volume in verse in my sister Emily"s handwriting. Of course I was not surprised, knowing that she could and did write verse. I looked it over, and something more than surprise seized me -- a deep conviction that these were not common effusions, nor at all like the poetry women generally write. I thought them condensed and terse, vigorous and genuine. To my ear they had also a peculiar music, wild, melancholy, and elevating. My sister Emily was not a person of demonstrative character, nor one on the recesses of whose mind and feelings even those nearest and dearest to her could, with impunity, intrude unlicenced: it took hours to reconcile her to the discovery I had made, and days to persuade her that such poems merited publication.... Meantime my younger sister quietly produced some of her own compositions, intimating that since Emily"s had given me pleasure I might like to look at hers. I could not but be a partial judge, yet I thought that these verses too had a sweet, sincere pathos of their own."

Source

The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Bronte, Charlotte
Aged 29 [Experience in 1845, born in 1816]

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
September 1 - December 31 1845
Time of Reading Experience
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England
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
EuRED : reliability
Notes


How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/90453
Accessed on 2020/01/21 22:40:50

Related place
England
Related people
Bronte, Charlotte
Related text or manuscript
The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence
Related place
England
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