Anne Brontë

Agnes Grey

    Andy Hidalgohas quoted5 months ago
    The merciful man shows mercy to his beast,”’ I ventured to add.
    Andy Hidalgohas quoted5 months ago
    Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.”’
    Andy Hidalgohas quoted5 months ago
    ‘When Master Bloomfield’s amusements consist in injuring sentient creatures,’ I answered, ‘I think it my duty to interfere.’
    ‘You seemed to have forgotten,’ said she, calmly, ‘that the creatures were all created for our convenience.’
    I thought that doctrine admitted some doubt, but merely replied—‘If they were, we have no right to torment them for our amusement.’
    ‘I think,’ said she, ‘a child’s amusement is scarcely to be weighed against the welfare of a soulless brute.’
    ‘But, for the child’s own sake, it ought not to be encouraged to have such amusements,’ answered I, as meekly as I could, to make up for such unusual pertinacity. ‘“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.”’
    katrinlfhas quoted8 months ago
    I should like to be a governess
    katrinlfhas quoted8 months ago
    I thought she must have been very happy: but she never seemed to regret
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