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Full text of "The Brontes"

130                     THE   BRONTES
she met - George Henry Lewes, for example.
When she sent a copy of Shirley to Mrs. Gaskell,the
latter's reply, she said,, might have been written
by her sister. There are bits of Emily in three
of Charlotte's novels ; Diana Rivers in Jane Eyre,
Frances Evans Henri in The Professor^ and, of
course., Shirley are partly drawn from her. But
the poems and Wuthering Heights., the very build
of which reflects Emily's reticence, as well as the
swift, tense style of the writing, utterly different
from anything of Charlotte's or BranwelTs, are
the mirror of Emily's mind.