Line(s) of the Day #TheNarrowWay

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But he that dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose

Taken from the poem The Narrow Way by Anne Brontë (1820 – 1849), who died at the tragically early age of 29 from illness. Anne, whose writings included the novels Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, is also known for being the youngest member of the literary Brontë family.

6 thoughts on “Line(s) of the Day #TheNarrowWay

  1. I had the pleasure, last year 2017, to visit Scarborough; an Aussie, with a love for all things English, I’d always dreamed of visiting. The song, Scarborough Fair had been a favourite of my childhood (Simon & Garfunkel version). While there we, my life partner and I, visited St Mary’s Church where Anne is buried. It was incredibly touching to find her at Scarborough; away from her family she is the only Bronte buried there. It is such a small grave yet the Church has a number of references to her literary fame. Such a tragic family history!

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