Emily Jane Brontë (30 July 1818 – 19 December 1848 / Thornton / Yorkshire)
Emily Brontë was an English novelist and poet, best remembered for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature. Emily was the third eldest of the four surviving Brontë siblings, between the youngest Anne and her brother Branwell. She published under the pen name Ellis Bell.
Emily Brontë was born on 30 July 1818 in Thornton, near Bradford in Yorkshire, to Maria Branwell and Patrick Brontë. She was the younger sister of Charlotte Brontë and the fifth of six children. In 1824, the family moved to Haworth, where Emily's father was perpetual curate, and it was in these surroundings that their literary gifts ... more »
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- "A little while, a little while..."
- "Me thinks this heart..."
- [Long Neglect Has Worn Away]
- A Day Dream
- A Death - Scene
- A Little Budding Rose
- A little while, a little while,
- Ah! Why, Because the Dazzling Sun
- At Castle Wood
- Come hither, child
- Come, Walk With Me
- Death, that struck when I was most confi...
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I'll walk where my own nature would be leading:Emily Brontë (1818-1848), British poet, novelist. Often rebuked, yet always back returning (l. 13-16). . . The Complete Poems of Emily Jane Brontë...
It vexes me to choose another guide:
Where the grey flocks in ferny glens are feeding;
Where the wild wind blows on the mountain-si...
''I'll walk, but not in old heroic traces,Emily Brontë (1818-1848), British poet, novelist. Ofte rebuked, yet always back returning (l. 9-12). . . The Complete Poems of Emily Jane Brontë. ...
And not in paths of high morality,
And not among the half-distinguished faces,
The clouded forms of long-past history.''
Sweet Love of youth, forgive, if I forget thee,Emily Brontë (1818-1848), British poet, novelist. Remembrance (l. 13-16). . . Attributed to "Ellis Bell" (pseud.) The Complete Poems of Emily Jane...
While the world's tide is bearing me along;
Sterner desires and darker hopes beset me,
Hopes which obscure, but cannot do thee wron...
''No other sun has lightened up my heaven,Emily Brontë (1818-1848), British poet, novelist. Remembrance (l. 17-20). . . Attributed to "Ellis Bell" (pseud.) The Complete Poems of Emily Jane...
No other star has ever shone for me;
All my life's bliss from thy dear life was given,
All my life's bliss is in the grave with thee.''