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Charlotte Bronte to Elizabeth Gaskell, regarding preparations for publication of Villette, 12 January 1853: <br/><br/> "I had felt, and expressed, to Mr Smith [publisher], reluctance to come in the way of ""Ruth""; not that I think <i>she</i> (bless her very sweet face. I have already devoured Vol. I) would suffer from contact with ""Villette"" &mdash; we know not but that the damage might be the other way &mdash; but I have ever held comparisons to be odious, and would fain that neither I nor my friends should be made subjects for the same. Mr Smith proposes, accordingly, to defer the publication of my book [...] <br/> """Villette"" has no right to push itself before ""Ruth."" There is a goodness, a philanthropic purpose, a social use in the latter, to which the former cannot for an instant pretend; nor can it claim precedence on the ground of surpassing power [...] As far as I have got in ""Ruth"" I think it excels ""Mary Barton"" for beauty [...] As to the style I found it such as my soul welcomes. Of the delineation of character I shall be better able to judge when I get to the end, but may say in passing &mdash; that Sally, the old servant, seems to be an ""apple of gold,"" deserving to be ""set in a picture of silver."""

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