Anne Brontë

Thornton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Anne Brontë
Thornton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
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A Fragment

Rating: 2.7

'Maiden, thou wert thoughtless once
Of beauty or of grace,
Simple and homely in attire
Careless of form and face.
Then whence this change, and why so oft
Dost smooth thy hazel hair?
And wherefore deck thy youthful form
With such unwearied care?
'Tell us ­- and cease to tire our ears
With yonder hackneyed strain ­-

Why wilt thou play those simple tunes
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Susan Williams 30 March 2018

A Fragment. Tantalizing title. She describes the yearning to be loved so incredibly well- but with dignity as well. Anne Bronte had talent and style.

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