The Bronte Country


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  • ISBN-13: 9781120996398
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 2/17/2010
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

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CHAPTER V. IFTEK the death of her sisters, Maria and Elizabeth, Charlotte was sent to Koe Head School, on the Leeds and Huddersfield road, at that time presided over by Miss Wooler, who was always the valued friend of the little shy daughter of the moorland parsonage. The country around Eoe Head is very interesting, alike to the antiquarian, and to the observer of modern progress. The ancient and the modern jostle one another about in a strange medley. Here a ruined mansion or religious house, and there a great ugly block of mill buildings or rows of unsightly cottages meet the eye in all directions. Some general remarks on the district may not be out of place, as we esteem this our most important chapter, embracing, as it does,the country depicted in " Jane Eyre " and " Shirley," and in it are the scenes not only of Charlotte's West Riding school life, but also of her life-long friendships. It may well be styled "The Shirley Country" as the greater part of that story, that wonderful realistic piece of "West Riding life, was enacted in this neighbourhood, within a three miles radius of Roe Head School. To see this stretch of country, one must mount the central table-land, which lies like an inverted bowl between the valleys of the Batley and Spen Becks, tributaries of the Calder. The top of Staincliffe Church, near Batley, or from Knowles Hill, Dewsbury Moor, will suffice as vantage ground to give one a complete view of this urban-rural landscape. After a heavy rain, and in a north wind, it is seen to perfection. The trailing smoke-wreaths are driven from the valleys, and the great sweeps of greensward, washed by the baptism of the heavens, shine resplendent in the sun ; the townsblack and grimy, like jewels set in an emerald background. This clearness of the atmosp...
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