Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey, and Poems

Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey, and Poems

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Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey, and Poems

Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey, and Poems

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Wuthering Heights

Agnes Gray

Poems by Currer Bell

Poems by Ellis Bell

Poems by Acton Bell

Selections from Poems by Ellis Bell

Selections from Poems by Acton Bell

Excerpt

1801.--I have just returned from a visit to my landlord --the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with. This is certainly a beautiful country. In all England I do not believe that I could have fixed on a situation so completely removed from the stir of society--a perfect misanthropist's heaven; and Mr. Heathcliff and I are such a suitable pair to divide the desolation between us. A capital fellow! He little imagined how my heart warmed towards him when I beheld his black eyes withdraw so suspiciously under their brows, as I rode up, and when his fingers sheltered themselves, with a jealous resolution, still further in his waistcoat, as I announced my name.

"Mr. Heathcliff?" I said.

A nod was the answer.

"Mr. Lockwood, your new tenant, sir. I do myself the honour of calling as soon as possible after my arrival, to express the hope that I have not inconvenienced you by my perseverance in soliciting the occupation of Thrushcross Grange. I heard yesterday you had had some thoughts-----"

"Thrushcross Grange is my own, sir," he interrupted, wincing. "I should not allow any one to inconvenience me, if I could hinder it. Walk in!"

The "walk in" was uttered with closed teeth, and expressed the sentiment, "Go to the deuce." Even the . . .

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