Friday, December 25, 2015

Friday, December 25, 2015 12:01 am by M. in    1 comment
From BrontëBlog we would like to wish you a very happy Christmas. May you find a little Brontë something in your stocking and - if that is not the case - you can always bring to memory your favourite Brontë quote as a present to yourself. Geeky as that may sound, we are all among friends here.

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Our very best wishes for a warm, lovely day.
LIFE, believe, is not a dream
So dark as sages say;
Oft a little morning rain
Foretells a pleasant day.
Sometimes there are clouds of gloom,
But these are transient all;
If the shower will make the roses bloom,
O why lament its fall ?

Rapidly, merrily,
Life's sunny hours flit by,
Gratefully, cheerily,
Enjoy them as they fly !

What though Death at times steps in
And calls our Best away ?
What though sorrow seems to win,
O'er hope, a heavy sway ?
Yet hope again elastic springs,
Unconquered, though she fell;
Still buoyant are her golden wings,
Still strong to bear us well.
Manfully, fearlessly,
The day of trial bear,
For gloriously, victoriously,
Can courage quell despair ! 
Charlotte Brontë. First publication: 1846 - Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell 

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