A Literary Pilgrimage; Among the Haunts of Famous British Authors

A Literary Pilgrimage; Among the Haunts of Famous British Authors

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...word against them." Charlotte's husband, too, became popular after her death, perhaps at first because of his tender care of her father: "to see the Recollections of the Brontes good old man and Nichols together when the rest were dead, and Mr. Bronte so helpless and blind, was just a pretty sight." We hear more than once of Bronte's wonderful cravat: he habitually covered it himself, putting on new silk without removing the old, until in the course of years it became one of the sights of the place, having acquired such phenomenal proportions that it concealed half his head. Many stiil remember hearing him preach from the depths of this cravat, while the sexton perambulated the aisles with a staff to stir up the sleepers and threaten the lads. Mr. Wood, a cabinetmaker of the village, was church-warden in Bronte's incumbency and an intimate friend of the family till the death of the last member: his loving hands fashioned the coffins for them all. He was sent for to see Richmond's portrait of Charlotte on its arrival, and was laughed at by that lady for not recognizing the likeness; while Tabby insisted that a portrait of Wellington, which came in the same case, was a picture of Mr. Bronte. That clergyman often complained to Wood that Mrs. Gaskell "tried to make us all appear as bad as she could." We find some survivors of Charlotte's Sunday-school class among the villagers. From one, who was also singer in Bronte's church choir, we obtain pictures of the church and rectory as they appeared in Charlotte's lifetime and a photographic, copy of Branwell's painting of himself and sisters, in which the likenesses are said to be excellent. Charlotte is remembered as being "good looking," having a wealth of lustrous...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236525221
  • 9781236525222