In the front gable, under the impending brow of the second story, and contiguous to the street, was a shop-door, divided horizontally in the midst, and with a window for its upper segment, such as is often seen in dwellings of a somewhat ancient date
It had been her habit, from an almost immemorial date
, to go about the country as a kind of voluntary nurse, and doing whatever miscellaneous good she might; taking upon herself, likewise, to give advice in all matters, especially those of the heart, by which means -- as a person of such propensities inevitably must -- she gained from many people the reverence due to an angel, but, I should imagine, was looked upon by others as an intruder and a nuisance.
From my earliest recollection, I date
the en- tertainment of a deep conviction that slavery would not always be able to hold me within its foul em- brace; and in the darkest hours of my career in slav- ery, this living word of faith and spirit of hope de- parted not from me, but remained like ministering angels to cheer me through the gloom.
It was not likely, however, that any body should have equalled her in the date
of the plan, as it had entered her brain during the very first evening of Harriet's coming to Hartfield.
of fifteen years back), Edward Fairfax Rochester, of Thornfield Hall, in the county of -, and of Ferndean Manor, in -shire, England, was married to my sister, Bertha Antoinetta Mason, daughter of Jonas Mason, merchant, and of Antoinetta his wife, a Creole, at--church, Spanish Town, Jamaica.
Before passing the threshold, I paused to admire a quantity of grotesque carving lavished over the front, and especially about the principal door; above which, among a wilderness of crumbling griffins and shameless little boys, I detected the date
'1500,' and the name 'Hareton Earnshaw.
To pass from the Characters to the Story, it will be seen that the narrative related in these pages has been constructed on a plan which differs from the plan followed in my last novel, and in some other of my works published at an earlier date
The history of this branch of the English Constitution, anterior to the date
of Magna Charta, is too obscure to yield instruction.
The consul proceeded to sign and date
the passport, after which he added his official seal.
All these I may sketch out at some future date
, but none of them present such singular features as the strange train of circumstances which I have now taken up my pen to describe.
She suddenly thought one afternoon, when looking in the glass at her fairness, that there was yet another date
, of greater importance to her than those; that of her own death, when all these charms would had disappeared; a day which lay sly and unseen among all the other days of the year, giving no sign or sound when she annually passed over it; but not the less surely there.
The reader should grasp clearly the date
at which this book was written.