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Posted Jan 18 2013 6:25am
“Now, my little friend, while the Pandora Jewelry online store sun drinks the dew—while all 
the flowers in this old garden awake and expand, and the birds 
fetch their young ones’ breakfast out of the Thornfield, and the 
early bees do their first spell of work—I’ll put a case to you, which 
you must endeavour to suppose your own: but first, look at me, 
and tell me you are at ease, and not fearing that I err in detaining 
you, or that you err in staying.” 

“No, sir; I am content.” 

“Well then, Jane, call to aid your fancy:—suppose you were no 
longer a girl well reared and disciplined, but a wild boy indulged 
from childhood upwards; imagine yourself in a remote foreign 
land; conceive that you there commit a capital error, no matter of 
what nature or from what motives, but one whose consequences 
must follow you through life and taint all your existence. Mind, I 
don’t say a crime; I am not speaking of shedding of blood or any 
other guilty act, which might make the perpetrator amenable to 
the law: my word is error. The results of what you have done 
become in time to you utterly insupportable; you take measures to 
obtain relief: unusual measures, but neither unlawful nor 
culpable. Still you are miserable; for hope has quitted you on the 
very confines of life: your sun at noon darkens in an eclipse, which 
you feel will not leave it till the time of setting. Bitter and base 
associations have become the sole food of your memory: you 
wander here and there, seeking rest in exile: happiness in 
pleasure—I mean in heartless, sensual pleasure—such as dulls 
intellect and blights feeling. Heart-weary and soul-withered, you 
come home after years of voluntary banishment: you make a new 
acquaintance—how or where no matter: you find in this stranger 
much of the good and bright qualities which you have sought for 
twenty years, and never before encountered; and they are all 
fresh, healthy, without soil and without taint. Such society revives, 
regenerates: you feel better days come back—higher wishes, purer 
feelings; you desire to recommence your life, and to spend what 
remains to you of days in a way more worthy of an immortal being. 
To attain this end, are you justified in overleaping an obstacle of 
custom—a mere conventional impediment which neither your 
conscience sanctifies nor your judgment approves?” 
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