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Villette by Charlotte Brontë
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Feb 21, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 1000-guardian-love, 1-bloom-western-canon-read, 1000-guardian-read, read-in-2011, bloom-democratic-read, victorian, 1001-read
Read from January 17 to February 21, 2011


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01/18/2011 page 35
17.0% ""My time was now well and profitably filled up. What with teaching others and studying closely myself, I had hardly a spare moment.""
19.0% ""Madame Beck was a most consistent character; forbearing with all the world, and tender to no part of it.""
33.0% ""We all think ourselves strong in some points; we all know ourselves weak in many;...""
40.0% ""«You think you did great things?» «No; but as great as I could do.»""
47.0% ""«But you have not told me all.» «You had better not wait until I do tell you all. Such extra communicativeness could give you no pleasure.""
51.0% ""Я научилась просто, мудро жить, Смотреть на небо и молиться Богу, И долго перед вечером бродить, "A new creed became mine-a belief in happiness.""
53.0% ""I tried different expedients to sustain and fill existence: I commenced an elaborate piece of lace-work,I studied German pretty hard,I undertook a course of regular reading of the driest and thickest books in the library;in all my efforts I was as orthodox as I knew how to be.Was there error somewhere?Very likely.I only know the result was as if I had gnawed a file to satisfy hunger, or drank brine to quench thirst"
59.0% ""But I was not only going to hide a treasure-I meant also to bury a grief.""
72.0% ""It is right to look our life-accounts bravely in the face now and then, and settle them honestly.""
74.0% ""I liked her. It is not a declaration I have often made concerning my acquaintance, in the course of this book: the reader will bear with it for once.""
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