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BIBLIOGRAPHY 



THE WRITINGS IN PROSE AND VERSE 

OF THK MEMBERS OF 

THE BRONTE FAMILY 



THOMAS J. WISE 



LONDON : 

PRINTED FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION ONLY 

Bv Richard Clay & Sons, Ltd 

1917 



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A 

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

OF THK MEMKERS OF 

THE BRONTE FAMILY 



A 

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

OF 

THE WRITINGS IN PROSE AND VERSE 

OF THE MF.Mr.EK.S OF 

THE BRONTE FAMILY 



BY 

THOMAS T- WISE 



LONDON : 

PRINTED FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION ONLY 

By Richard Clay & Sons, Ltd. 

1917 



Of this Book 

One Hundred Copies Only 

have been printed. 



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PREFACE 

At first sight it might be imagined that the Bibh'ography 
of the Brontes included few points Hkely to interest either 
the Collector or the Student, and presented no problem 
which called for investigation. However, even a rapid 
glance over the following pages will serve to correct such 
an impression, and will show that the subject contributes 
a by no means insignificant chapter to the Romance of 
Bibliography. 

Curiously enough, the most attractive feature, biblio- 
graphically considered, of the work is that section which 
deals with the writings of the Rev. Patrick Bronte. With 
two or three exceptions his books and pamphlets are 
extremely scarce and difficult to acquire, whilst one of 
them. Paid Telltnith, which may perhaps prove to be the 
earliest item in the Bronte series, has so far eluded every 
effort made to recover it. The name ' Telltruth ' itself 
was not invented by the author of this particular tract. 
The cognomen had already been introduced into contro- 
versial literature long before it was emploj^ed by the Rev. 
Patrick Bronte. 

The table of the books of the Bronte sisters included in 
the present account of their writings is complete to date. 
But the list is not yet final. The Caxton Club in America 



yVvV: /•./( 1:. 

is [Mtpaiiir^ loi issue to its members a prose story by 
Charlotte which up to the present has remained unprinted. 
This story is entitled Julia, and was completed in June, 
1837. The Manuscript, which extends to ^d octavo pages, 
is preserved in the library of the late John H. Wrenn, of 
Chicago, and is described in the Catalogue of his books 
now being compiled by his son, Harold 13. Wrenn 
Vol. I, p. 112. 

No complete collected edition of the works of the 
members of the Hrontc family has )'et been produced. 
Cheap reprints of the novels, with a small portion of the 
poems added, have been distributed in considerable 
numbers. An edition of Kmily's works, practically com- 
plete, was issued in 2 Vols, in 1910 — 191 1 [see post, 
pp. 115 — 124]; a complete, but hopelessly unreliable, 
edition of the writings of her father appeared in a single 
volume in 1898 [see/fj>7, pp. 164 — 165] ; but a full edition 
of the whole works still awaits a publisher. This is 
unfortunate, for the material is available, and no difficulties 
would face a suitable editor. Meanwhile the Haworth 
Ivlition, published in seven volumes by Messrs. Smith, 
Klder & Co., is the most .satisfactory edition at the 
disposal of the reader. 

It is proper to note that the authorship of The Maid of 
KtUarnty has been cjuestioned, though for what reason I 
am at a loss to unilcrstand. No critic has yet produced 
an atom of evidence ti) refute the claim of the Rev. 
I'atrick lirontc. 

1 antici[)ate that the nuinerous facsimiles I have given 
of the early Manuscripts of the Rronte children will not be 
regarded as the least interesting feature of the present 
Hibliograph)-. It has been the custom to explain these 



PREFACE. \i 

tiny MSS. by pointing to the poverty of the surroundings 
in the midst of which the BVonte children were reared. 
I do not accept this explanation. The ' poverty ' that 
existed in the Haworth vicarage was comparative, not 
real. Quite a number of MSS. were penned — by Branwell 
in particular — in characters of ordinary dimensions, and 
many were accompanied by no inconsiderable waste of 
paper. From time to time I have been afforded the 
opportunity of examining practically the whole of these 
juvenile MSS., and my opinion is that the little booklets 
owe their existence to the early ambition of the children 
to pose as ' authors,' and their desire to preserve their 
poems and stories in a form as nearly as possible approach- 
ing that of a printed book. Hence the elaborate title-pages 
and colophons with which the greater number of them 
were furnished. 

I have to express the particular gratitude I feel to Mr. 
Butler Wood, Bradford's accomplished librarian, for the 
generous assistance he has accorded me during the per- 
formance of my task. Without his constant sympathy 
and aid I could hardly have hoped to render the Biblio- 
graphy as accurate as I believe it to be. Mr. Wood has 
also supplied the account of the Bronte Museum at 
Haworth with which my work is supplemented. 

My thanks are also due in no small measure to Mr. 
Clement Shorter, whose unrivalled collection of Bronte 
literature was placed unreservedly at my service. It is 
also by his courtesy that I have been able to employ so 
large an amount of hitherto unpublished material, as the 
copyrights of such of the Bronte writings as still enjoy 
legal protection arc his property. 

To Mr. C. W. Hatfield and Mr. Herbert T. lUitler I am 



/'h'r.FACJ.. 

likewise indebted for their kindness in reading ni>- proofs. 
\\y so doing the>' have helped to free the book from errors 
and misprints which might otherwise have disfigured its 
pages. Finall)', I have to thank the trustees of the Bronte 
Museum for the read}' manner in which they granted me 
the loan of books and pamphlets, preserved in the Museum 
library, and not jirocurable elsewhere. 

Thomas J. Wisi:. 

25, liEATii Drive, 

JIamOsUa.L N. /K. 



CONTENTS 



PREFACE 



PARTS I-III.— EDITIONES PRINCIPES. 

I. Charlotte Bronte : 

Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell, 1846, First Issue . 5 

,, ,, „ „ Second Issue . 14 

Jane Eyre, 1847 16 

Shirley, 1849 22 

\'illette, 1853 29 

The Professor, 1857 jj 

Letters to Ellen Nussey, 1889 36 

The Adventures of Ernest Alembert, 1896 • • • • 39 

Poems by Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte, 1902 . . 46 

Richard Coeur de Lion and ]51ondel, 1912 . . 53 

Saul and Other Poems, 1913 54 

Letters recounting the Deaths of Emily, Anne and Branwell 

Bronte, 191 3 62 



cox/'/CArs. 



Tlic Love Letters of Chiirloitc Hrontii, 1914 

The \'iolet, 1916 

Lament befitting these 'Times of Night, i^ji<> 
The Red Cross Knight and Other Poems, 1917 
The Swiss Eniigranl's Return and Uther I'oems, 191; 
The Orphans and Other Poems, 1917 



II. Kmii.n and Annk Bkomk: 

Wiilhering Heights, 1S47 .... 

Agnes (irey, 1S47 

Wuthering Heights and Agnes ( ircy, 1S50 
The Tenant of Wildfcil Hall, I S48 . 

Self-Communion, 1900 

The Complete Works of Kmily IJronlc, 1910 
Dreams and Other Poems, 1917 



911 



III. I ill-; Ki.v. I'AiKKK liKONlk: 
Paul Telltrulii. 1 
Cottage Poems, ifcli 1 
The Rural Minstrel, I.S13 . 
The Cottage in the Wood, I1S15 . 
Tiu' Maid of Killarncy, i.SuS 
A .Sermon in refcrente to an Earthe|uakc. 1.SJ4 
The Phenomenon. ]>'•:. \ 



97 
98 

106 

"3 
11; 



CONTENTS. XV 



I'AGE 



The Signs of the Times, 1835 156 

A Treatise on }>aptism, 1836 161 

A Funeral Sermon for the Rev. William Weightman, 

M.A., 1842 163 

Collected Works of the Rev. Patrick Brontii, 1898 . . .164 

PART IV. 

The Work ok Patrick Branwell Bronte .... 167 

PART V. 

CONTRIBUTION.S TO PERIODICAL LiTER.ATUKE, ETC. . . . 181 

PART VI. 

Bronti^.ana : Complete Volumes of Biography and 

Criticis.m . . .217 

SUPPLEMENT. 

I. Voltaire's '' Henriade," Book I, translated by Charlotte Bronte, 

'917 251 

II. The Bronte Museum at Plaworth. Bv Butler Wood . .2;; 



PART r. 

EDITIONES PRINCIPP:S, etc. 

THE BOOKS OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE 



POEMS 



(•li|IHi:i:, KLLIS, AND ACTON 



r.KLL. 



I-0X1)0.\ : 
AYl.orr AND .TON'KS, 8, rATF,!{M)STKlMU)\V 



PART I. 

EDITIONES PRINCIPES, etc. 

THE BOOKS OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE 

(I) 
[Poems: 1846] 

Poems / By / Currer, Ellis, and Acton / Bell. / 
London : / Aylott and Jones, 8, Paternoster- Row. / 
1846. 

Collation: — Foolscap octavo, pp. iv+i65 ; consisting of: 
Title-page, as above (with blank reverse) pp. i — ii ; 
Table of Contents pp. iii — iv ; and Text of the Poems 
pp. I — 165. Upon the rev'erse of p. 165 is the 
following imprint, " London : / JoJin Hasler, Printer, 
Crane-Court, Fleet-Street." There are head-lines 
throughout, each page being headed with the title 
of the particular poem occupying it. The signatures 
are A (a quarter-sheet of 2 leaves), B to L (ten 
sheets, each 8 leaves), and M (a half-sheet of 4 
leaves). Sig. M 4 is a blank. The book was issued 
without an\' half-title. 



6 ninLIOGRAPIIV "/■" TflE BROXTES. 

Iss'icd in cl.irk <Treen cloth boards, decorated with a harp 
placed within a heavy ornamental rectanj^ular border 
* blind '-stamped upon the sides, and lettered ''Poems / 
By I Currer, j Ellis, \ and / Acton / Bell" in gold across 
the back. The leaves measure CJ,VX4^ inches. The 
{)ublishefl price was Four Shillings. A slightly reduced 
facsimile of the titlc-p.igc is given herewith. 

PAGE 

Pm.atk's Wifk's l>ki.\M. \rvc quoicJied my lainl', I struck 

it in that start] i 

F.MTU .\Ni> I)Ksi'iiNi>KNt V. ['' The -winter ivind is loud and 

7vild,\ S 

A RtMlNlsCKNc K. [yes, thou art gone .' and Jiever more] lo 

Mk.mextos. \^Arrani^ing long-locked draivers and shelves^ . ii 

SrAKS. \Ah! why, because the dazzling sun^ 21 

The Phii.osoi'Mkr. ['■'■ Enough of thought, philosopher .'] . 23 

The Aruour. [ril rest me in this sheltered l>07oer,'\ ... 26 

Home. [How brightly glistening in the sun^ 27 

The Wife's Will. [Sit still — a word— a breath may break] 28 
Remembk.\nce. [Cold in the earth — and the deep smnv piled 

above thee,\ 31 

Vanitas \ANiiATrM, Omn'IA \'ANnAS. [Pn all we do, and 

hear, and see,] 33 

'Yh^\\oo\). [But two miles more, and then 'iOe rest .'] . . . 35 

A Death-Scene. ['* O Day / he cannot die] 40 

SoNO. ['/Vie linnet in the rocky dells,] . . 43 

The Pen'ITENT. [/ mourn 7t<ith thee, and yet rejoice] ... 44 
Mi'.^ic on CiiRisi.MAS Morning. [Music / love — but never 

strain] 45 

Francis. [She will not sleep, for fear of dreams,] .... 4() 

ANricii'ATioN. [IPo-w beautiful the earth is stilt,] .... ^(^ 

SvAN/AS. [Oh, weep not, love I each tear that springs' . . 59 



EDITJONFS PRfNClPES, ETC. 7 

Gilbert : pac-.k 

I. The Garden. [^Above the city hung the ///oo/i,] . . 60 

II. The Parlour. [IVar/n is the parloiir atinosphere^\ . 65 
III. The Welcome Home. [Above t/ie city hangs the 

moon^ 73 

The Prisoner. [Ifi t/ie dungeon-cfypts, idly did I stray,] . 76 

If THIS be all. [O God ! if this indeed be ali\ 80 

Life. [Life, believe, is not a dreani\ 81 

Hope. [Hope ivas but a timid friend f\ 82 

Memory. [Brightly the sun of summer shone,] ?>t, 

The Letter. [What is she writing 1 Watch her no%v,\ . . 86 

A Day Dream. [On a sunny brae, alone I lay] 89 

To Cowper. [Sweet are thy strains, celestial Bard ;] ... 92 

Regret. [Long ago I ivished to leave] 94 

To Imagination. [ When weary with the long day's care,] . 96 
The Doubter's Prayer. [Eternal Poiver, of earth and 

air.'] 97 

Presentiment. [^^^ Sister, you've sat there all the day,] ... 100 
How Clear she shines. [Hoiu clear she shines! Ho7v 

quietly] 103 

A Word to the " Elect." [ You may rejoice to think your- 
selves secure ;] 1 04 

The Teacher's Monologue. [The room is quiet, thoughts 

alone] 107 

Symp.-^thy. [There should be no despair for you] iio 

Past Days. ['J/'x strange to think, there tvas a time] ... i 1 1 

Passion. [Some have ivon a wild delight,] 112 

Preference. [Not ifi scorn do L reprove thee,] 115 

Plead for me. [Oh, thy bright eyes must answer nozv,] . . 118 
The Consolation. [Though bleak these woods, and damp 

the ground] 120 

Evening Solace. [The human heart has hidden treasures,] 121 

Self-Interrogation. ['' The evening passes fast away,] . 123 



S lUliLlOGRArilV OI- TllK llRONThlS. 

LrNF.s coMrosm in a Woou c^n a ^\■l^•nv Dan. [.I/v s-ul r^'F. 

is auHikeitedy tux spirit is soariu}^\ 125 

Stanzas. \^lf ihou be in a lonely place, \ 126 

Dkath. \^Deatli .' that struck ivhen I 7vas most confiJin^\ . 128 

Views OF Life. \^]Vhett sinks my heart in hopeless ^loom,\ . 129 

Parti Nc. [There's no use in 7vecpin}^,'\ 137 

Stanzas TO— — . [Well, some may l:<if,-. and ■<omc nun- 

Siorn,\ ... 1 38 

AiTKAL. [Oh, I am very 'ivcary^\ 140 

Honour's Martvr. [The moon is full this winter night :\ 140 

'I'he Student's Serenade. [I have slept upon my couch.] . 143 

Apostasy. [This last denial 0/ my /aith,] 145 

Stanzas. [/'// not ivecp that thou art going to leave me,] . . 148 

The Captive Dove. [Poor restless do7'e, I pity thee \\ . . 149 

Winter Stores. [We take from life one little share,] ... 151 
Mv Comforter. [J Veil hast thou spoken, and yet, not 

iciught] 153 

Self-Congratulation. [JilU-n, you ivcre tlwugtitUss once] . 155 

The Missionary. [Plough, vessel, plough the British main,] 157 

The Old Stoic. [Riches I hold in light esteem ;] .... 163 

Fluciuations. [ What though the Sun had left my sky :\ . \Uj^ 

This little volume, now one of the most elusive objects of 
the collector's search, crept hesitatingly into an unsympathetic 
world in the summer of 1846. No mystery surrounds its birth. 
Its story stands so fully revealed in the happily preserved corre- 
spondence that passed between Charlotte, who, as the most enter- 
prising of the three sisters, took the initiative in all business matters, 
and the publishers, that all the information necessary to a 
complete understanding of the circumstances under which it was 
brought into being is at our disposal. 'J"he whole corre- 
sjjondence has long smce been published by Mr. Clement Shorter, 
and the following extracts from that correspondence will suftice 
to expose the pD^itmn cl-'arly and bricdy. 



KniT/()NKS PRLVCIPES, ETC. 9 

But, before priming these extracts, it will be well to give 
Charlotte's own account of the manner in which the compilation 
of the book itself was suggested, and the reason for the adoption 
of the noms-de-plu7ne, Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell — 

" One day, in the auhonn of 1845, / accidentally lighted on a 
MS. volume of verse in my sister Emily's handwriting. Of course 
I was not surprised, knowifig that she could and did ivrite verse : I 
looked it over, and something more than surprise seized me — a deep 
conviction that these 7vere 7iot common, effusions, nor at all like the 
poetry women generally zvrite. . . . 

Meantime, my younger sister quietly produced some (f her 
own compositions, intimating that since Emilys had given me 
pleasure I might like to look at hers. I could not but be a partial 
judge, yet I thought that these verses too had a siveet, sincere 
pathos of their own. 

IVe had very early (herished the dream of one day becoming 
authors. . . . We agreed to arrange a snmll selection of our 
poems, and, if possible, get them printed. Averse to personal 
publicity, we veiled our oivn names under those of Currer, Ellis, and 
Actofi Bell ; the ambiguous choice being dictated by a sort of con- 
scientious scruple at assuming Christian names positively masculine, 
while tve did not like to declare ourselves women, because— ivithout 
at the time suspectifig that our mode of iin-iting and thinking was 
not what is called ^feminine' — 7cie had a vague impression that 
authoresses are liable to be looked on with prejudice ; we had noticed 
how critics sometimes used for their chastisement the weapon of 
persofiality, and for their reivard a flattery which is ?iot true 
praise. 

The bringing out of our little book was hard work. As was to 
be expected, neither we nor oih- poems were at all wanted ; but for 
this we had been prepared at the outset ; though inexperienced 
ourselves, 7ve had read of the experience of others. The great 
puzzle lay in the difficulty of getting ansivers of any kitui from the 
publishers to ivhom we applied. Being greatly harassed by this 



lo lUniJOCRAPIIY OF THE IIRONTES. 

obstacle, I ventured to ap[>l\ to Messrs. Chambers of Edinburgh 
for a 'word of advice ; they may have forgotten the circumstance, 
but I have not, for from them I received a brief and business-like, 
hut civil and sensible reply, on which we acted, and at last made 
way." — [From the Bioj^'rapliical Notice prefixed to Wuthering 
Heights. d^T., 1850, //. rv/V-.v.] 

The following is such of the correspondence addressed by 
Charlotte to her ptihlishrrs as is pertinent to the Bibliography of 
the Poems : — 

January z^th, 1S46. 
Gentlemen, 

May I request to be informed 7vhether you would undertake the 
publication of a collection of short poems in one volume, S7'o. 

If you object to publishing the 'ivork at your own risk, would you 
undertake it on the Author's account 1 

1 am, gentlemen, 

Your obedient humble seixnint, 
C. Bronte. 



/anuaty '^\sf, 1S46. 
Gentlemen, 

Since you a^ree to undertake the publication of the work respecting 
which I applied to you, I should wish notv to kno7V, as soon as 
possible, the cost of paper and printing. I will then send the 
necessary remittance, together with the manuscript. I should like it 
to be printed in one octavo volume, of the same </uality of paper and 
size of type as Moxon's last edition of JVords7('orth. The poems 
7('ill occupy, / should think, from 200 to 2^0 pa^es. They are not 
the production of a clergyman, nor are they exclusively of a religious 
character ; but I presume these circumstances 7vill be immaterial. 
It will, perhaps, be necessary that you should see the manuscript, in 
order to calculate accurately the expense of publication ; in that case 



EDITIONES PR /NCI PES, ETC. it 

y will semi if iiiimcdiafi'Iy. I should like, hozveTvi; previously to 
have some idea of the probable cost ; and if, from ivliat I have said, 
you can make a rough calculation on the subject, I should be greatly 
obliged to you. 

C. Bronte. 



February 6th, i 846. 
Gentlemen, 

You ivill perceive that the poems arc the work of three persons, 
relatives ; their separate pieces are distinguished by their respective 
signatures. 

C. Bronte. 

February i6th, 1846 
Gentlemen, 

The MS. will certainly form a thinner volume than I had antici- 
pated. I cannot name another model which I should like it precisely 
to resemble, yet I think a duodecimo form and a somewhat reduced, 
though still clear type, would be preferable. I only stipulate for 
clear type, not too small, and good paper. 

C. Bronte. 



March yd, 1846. 
Gentlemen, 

I send a draft for _£t, i. los., being the amount of your estimate, 
I suppose there is nothing ?iow to prevent your immediately com- 
mencifig the printing of the 7Vork. 

JVhen you acknowledge the receipt of the draft, will you stale how 
soon it will be completed ? 

I am. Gentlemen, 

Truly yours, 

C. Bronte. 



12 n/li/JOGRA/'/IV OF THE /iROiYTES. 

March 11///, 1846. 
GffilUtnen, 

I have received the t^roof -sheet, and re I urn it corrected. If there 
ii any doubt at all about the printer s campetency to correct errors, f 
would prefer submitting each sheet to the inspection of the authors, 
because such a mistake, for instance, as tumljling stars instead of 
treml)ling, 7Vould suffice to throw an air of absurdity over a whole 
poem ; but if you knmv from experience that he is to be relied on, I 
'would trust to your assurance on the subject, and leave the. task of 
correction to him, as I know that a considerable saving both of time 
and trouble would be thus effected. 

The printing and piper appear to me satisfactory. Of course I 
wish to have the work out as soon as possible, but I am still more 
anxious that it should be ,s:ot up in a manner creditable to the 
publishers and agreeable to the authors. 

I am. Gentlemen, 

C. Bronte. 



March 13/"//, iS4r). 
Gentlemen, 

/ return you the second proof The authors have finally decided 
that they 'would prefer having all the proofs sent to them in turn, but 
you need not enclose the MS., as they can correct the errors from 
memory. 

I am. Gentlemen, 

Yours trulv, 

C. Bronte. 



March 2yd, 1846. 
Gentlemen, 

As the proofs hare hitherto come safe to hand under the direction 
of C. Bronte, Em/., J have not thought it necessary to re</uest you to 
change it, but a little mistake having occurred yesterday, I think it 



ED IT TONES PRIXCIPES. ETC. 13 

will be better to send them to me in future under my real address, 
-u'liieh is Miss Bronte, Rev. F. Bronte, etc. 

1 am, Gentlemen, 

Yours truly, 

C. Bronte. 

In furlher letters Charlotte suggests that the price of the Poems 
should be 5^-. or 4^. ; directs that copies should be sent to the 
newspapers and magazines whose names she gives ; transmits an 
additional sum of ^^5 to complete the cost of printing ; and com- 
municates a desire to expend the sum of ^10 in advertisements. 
As a result The Athenceum expressed the opinion that Ellis 
possessed " a fine spirit" and "an evident power of wing that 
may reach heights not here attempted " ; The Dublin University 
Ma(:^azine accorded the volume "an indulgent notice" — and — 
two copies were sold ! 

And so the little waif struggled into existence, and faced a world 
indisposed to offer it a welcome. The days of its first phase 
were short. Like Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads, Shelley's St. 
Irvyne, and many another early book by an unknown author, the 
Poems changed hands. In 1 848, two years after its first appearance, 
the unsold sheets passed into the care of Messrs. Smith, Elder & Co., 
who reissued them with a new title-page. [See post No. 2.] 

But, though the prospects of sale grew dim, the hope that 
recognition of their work might eventually be achieved did not 
entirely fade from the hearts of the sisters. To Thomas de 
Quincey Charlotte wrote : — 

In the space of a year our publisher has disposed of but tivo copies, 
and by what pai7iful efforts he succeeded in getting rid of these tivo, 
himself only knows. Before transferring the edition to the trunk 
makers, ii<e have decided on distributing as presents a feiv copies of 
what ive cannot sell, and we beg to offer you ofie in acknoivledgment 
of the pleasure and profit zve have often and long derived from your 
works. 



14 lUniJoGKArilY DF THE IIRONTES. 

To Alfred 'I"ciiny.s«)n, John (iibson Lockhart, and other leading 
ct)ntcmporary authors copies of the hook were also sent, accom- 
panied by letters phrased uniformly with the above. 

One critic, and one critic alone, had the insight to perceive the 
potential value of the work of tlie second of the three new 
claimants to the bays. In The Afhenceum of July ^th, 1846, 
Sydney Dobell reviewed the Foetus. In this review he as.serted 
that Ellis [Emily] possessed "a fine, quaint spirit, which may have 
things to speak that men will be glad to hear — and an evident 
jMjwer of wing that may reach heights not here attempted." 
And further: "There is not enough in the volume to judge him 
by — but to our mind an impression of originality is conveyed, 
beyond what his contributions to these pages embody." 

There is a copy of Poems by Citrrer, El/is, and Ac/on Bel/, 
with the original Aylott and Jones title-page, in the Library of 
the British Museum. The Press-mark is C. 59. ii^. 6. 

(2) 

{Si-coiii/ IssKt- : 1 848.) 

rocins / I)\- / Ciirrer. I''llis. and Acton / Piell. / 

London : / Siniih, Iddcr and Co., 65, Cornhill. / 

I S46. 

('(jjlatioii: — FoDJscap octavo, pp. iv-fi65. The details of 
the collation aj^ree with those given above under 
the l-"irst Issue in c\rr\- particular. 

Issued in darU green cloth boanls, lettered " J\h-iiis / l>v / 
C liner j Ill/is, / & / Acton / /n7/" in gold across the back. 
The sides are decorated with geometrical ornaments 
stamped in blind, the title being repeated as follows in gold 
upon the centre of the front co\er, " J\)ci/is j l^y , Cinrc)\ 



EDIT/ ONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 15 

E/Iis, I and Acton, J Bell. / 4/-." Many copies of the 
book, however, were put up in the original cloth boards 
prepared for the first issue of 1846. The leaves, which 
remained untrimmed, measure 6]LX4| inches. 

It will be observed that although this second issue of the 
Poems did not appear until 1848, the date 1846 which stood upon 
the original tide-page was repeated at the foot of the new one. 

To this issue of the Poems was added a slip carrying the 
following list of 

ERRATA. 
Page 03, line 'j,h)r " drank " nad " diuiiU." 
,, 139, line 10 from bottom, /or "to tliu storm" riaiX "of tlie .storm.'" 
,, 7.^, line 4, /or "quail" i-earf " fail." 
,, 101, line Itij/oi- " bound " mul " wound." 

To these four errors a lifth might well have been added. In 
the table of Contents., p. iv. 

The Student's Life page 140 

should read — 

I'he Student's Serenade ' ,, 143 

It is pleasant to find that already in 1848 the Bronte sisters had 
gained in the United States a public sufficiently large to induce 
an American publisher to venture upon an edition of the Poems. 
In that year there appeared in Philadelphia : 

Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell ; Authors of '■'■Jane 
Eyre,'' " Wnthering Heights," ''Tenant of Wildfell Bali;' etc., 
Lea >S: Blanchard, 8vo, pp. iv + 176. 

There is at present no copy of the Second Issue of Poems by 
Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, with Smith, Elder & Co.'s title- 
page, in the Library of the British Museum. 



1 6 IlIlil.lOGRAPHY or T/IE lUiOXTliS. 

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[ Jam: I'Lvki: : 1847] 

Jane Eyr(^ / An .Aulohio^riiphy. / Iuliu;cl by / 
Currer Hell. / In Three Volumes. / X'ol. I. [ Vol. //, 
&c. I / London : / Smith, I'lklitr, and Co.. Cornhill. / 
1S47. 

Vol. I. 

Collation : — Post octavo, pp. iv-f 304 ; consisting of : Half- 
title (with blank reverse) pp. i — ii ; Title-page, as 
above (with imprint " London : / Prijitcd by Stewart 
and Mnrra)\\Old Bailey " at the foot of tlie reverse) 
pp. iii — iv ; and Text pp. i — 304. The head-line 
is /ane Eyre tiiroughout, upon both sides of the 
page. At the foot of p. 304 the imprint is repeated 
thus, " London : Steivart & Murray, Old Bailey." 
The signatures are B to U (nineteen sheets, each 8 
leaves), preceded by an unsigned quarter-sheet of 
two leaves, carrying the half-title and title-page. 

Vol.. II. 

Collation : — Post octavo, pj). iv-l-304 ; consisting of: Half- 
title (with blank rever.se) pp. i — ii ; Title-page, as 
above (with imprint " London : / Printed by Stewart 
and A/urrtryJOld Bailey " at the foot of the rexcrsc 
pp. iii iv ; and Text pp. I 304. The head-line isy^;y/<- 
/'.)'/v throughout, upon both sides of the page. At the 
loot of p. 304 the impriiil is repealed thus, ' Brtnted 





l!!!l(i?Sn!)M 


■ 






5 N S E Y R E. 

cniTED J5V 

l^ H i; 1' K I! H 1, L. 



•N TliHEl: VOLi;.\Il-; 

VOL. 1. 



LONDON: 
Siin^H, EI.UEU, AXD CO., COILNHILL, 

1847. 



En/TI(\YFS PRIXCIPES, ETC. 



19 



by Stewart and Murray, Old Bailey'' The signa- 
tures are B to U (nineteen sheets, each 8 leaves), 
preceded by an unsigned quarter-sheet of two leaves, 
carrying the half-title and title-page. 



Vol. III. 

Collation: — -Post octavo, pp. iv-}-3i i ; consisting of : Half- 
title (with blank reverse) pp. i — ii ; Title-page, as 
above (with imprint " London : / Printed by Stewart 
and Murray,! Old Bailey " at the foot of the reverse) 
pp. iii— iv ; and Text pp. 311. The head-line is 
fane Eyre throughout, upon both sides of the page. 
The imprint is repeated upon the centre of the 
reverse of p. 311. The signatures are B to U (nine- 
teen sheets, each 8 leaves), plus X (a half-sheet of 4 
leaves), the whole preceded by an unsigned quarter- 
sheet of two leaves, carrying the half-title and title- 
page. 

Issued (in October, 1847) in dark claret-coloured cloth 
boards, with blind-stamped decoration, and lettered ''Jane 
Eyre : I Anf Autobiography! Edited by!Currer BelL ! Vol. I. 
[Vol. II, &c.] " in gold across the back. The leaves, 
which are untrimmed, measure 72X4l;| inches. The 
published price was 3ijr. 6d. 

A reduced facsimile of the title-page of the first volume of 
Jane Eyre is given herewith. The complete Manuscript of the 
novel is in the possession of Mrs. Yates Thompson. A greatly 
reduced facsimile of the first page of this Manuscript serves as 
frontispiece to the present Dibliography. 



20 i:f/!/j()GA'.\/'//y lU- rnr, iihuiyrjis. 

Upon pp. 30 — 31 of the first volume oi Jane Eyre is a 
" ballad, this time a really doleful one," of five four-line stanzas, 
commencing : 

" Mv /(■ei they are son, and my limbs they are weary," 
which were no doubt Charlotte's own comjiosition. 

There is a copy c)f the First Hdition of Jane Eyre in the 
Library of the British Museum. The Tress-mark is N. 2647. 



{Seeond Edition : r.S4,S) 

\n January, 1S48, a Second Edition o{ Jane Eyre was pub- 
lished, the types for which were reset throughout. The Title- 
]»nge, as below, differs from that of the First Edition in that the 
name of " Currer Bell " is now given as that of the Author, and 
no longer merely as that of the Editor, of the book : 

Jane I'^yrc : / An Autohlo^rapliy. / Hy / Currer 
Ik'll. / In Three X'olunics. / XOl. I. | \'ol. //. &c.\ / 
Second Kdilion. / London : / .Smith, Elder and Co., 
Cornliill. / 1S4S. 

Collation: — Post octavo, X'ol. I pp. xii-f303 ; Vol. II pp. 
iv + 304; and Vol. Ill pp. iv4-304. The prelimi- 
nary matter of the first volume wa.s e.vtetided from 
four pH<;es to twelve b\' reason of the addition of a 
Dedication to W. M. riiackera}- and a Preface, both 
of which api)earcd for the first time in this edition. 



• 



EniTIONES J'RINCirES, ETC. 2r 

The preliininaiy pages therefore collate as follows : 
Half-title pp. i — ii ; Title-page pp. iii — iv ; Dedica- 
tion " To IV. iM. Thackeray, Esq.'' pp. v— vi ; and 
Preface (dated ''Dec. 2ist, 1847") PP- ^ii — •'^'• 
P. xii is blank. 

Issued in deep claret-coloured cloth boards, with blind- 
stamped decoration uniform with that of the First Edition, 
but lettered as follows in gold across the back, ''Jane Eyre :/ 
AnI Antobiographyj Edited by jCurrer Bell. I Vol. I. [Vol. II, 
Sec] j Second Edition^ It was a curious oversight that 
preserved the fiction of Charlotte's editorship upon the 
binding of the volumes, whilst removing it from the title- 
pages. 



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{Third Edition: 1S4S) 

The Third Edition oi Jajic Eyre was published in April, 184S. 
It is identical with the Second Edition, save that the first volume 
contains an additional note by Charlotte denying the authorship 
of other works which had been ascribed to her. 

The Fourth Edition appeared in 1S50 in the form of a single 
volume, post octavo size, price Six ShilHngs. Tliis edition was 
several times reprinted. In 1S57 the book was still further com- 
pressed, and issued at half-a-crown. Since then the editions and 
reprints that have appeared (particularly since the expiration of 
the copyright) are, with one exception, too numerous to call for 
any separate record in a work planned upon the lines of the 
present Bibliography. 



2 2 /;HlI.Ii>URAr//y (U- THE IIROXTES. 

'ilie one exception alludccl to above is the following: 

Jiuif E\ri I To 'ivhiih is added / The Moons / an UiiJ>iti'Iis/ied 
J'ra^^/nent, by j Charlotte Bronte / //'//// Introduction by I 
//'. Robertson Xieoll j London / //odder and Stou^hton j 
27 /\iternoster /i<nc j 1902. 

('uUaticjn : Octavo, pp. \xxiv 4- 544. 

As noted upon the title-page, a hitherto un|)ubii.>>he(l fragment 
of a new story by Charlotte Bronte, entitled The Moores^ was first 
printed as an Appendix to this edition oi Jane Eyre. Sir William 
NicoU states in his Prefatory Note that the manuscript, which is 
in pencil, was received from the Rev. A. B. Nicholls ; that it was 
written by Charlotte during her married life; and that it was 
probably, though nr)t certainly, the last thing she ever wrote. 
Mr. Nicholls, however, afterwards asserted tliat the fragment was 
written by his wife before her marriage. 

Jane /^\re has been translated into l-'rencli, Cerman, Italian, 
Danish and other tongues. The story has also fre<juently been 
dramatised. One dramatic adajjtation in particular, that by John 
Brougham, appears to have been singularly successful, for the 
play was j)ublished in London and New York in French's 
Standard Drama (8vo, pp. t,2, in orange-coloured printed paper 
wTa|)per) ; and was also included in /}iiks' Standard P/ays (Svo, 
])p. 16, in bright green printed pajicr wrai)per, with a woodcut 
illustration) at the price of One Penny. 

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I ."-^iiiKi.iA- : iS4(>] 
Shirlry. / A T.ik-. / 15y / CiirrcT Udl. / Aiithnr of 
" JaiHj I'Art;." / In 'I'hrec X'oliirnes. / \'ul. I. | I'o/. //, 
ijfc. 1/ Loiuloii: / .SiTiiih, I'Jtlcr cind Co., 05, Cornliill. / 



S II I K L E Y 



?X Zalt. 



CURHER BELL, 

AUTllOll OF "JANK i;\l(£." 





IN THREE VOLUMES. 


1 




VOL. I. 


1 




LONDON: 


i 




SMITH, ELDER AND CO., OS, COKNHILL. 


i 




184!'. 


1 




• . . 


■ 


.'**Ji4dl 




...^ 



EDITION ES r RISC I PES. EI'C. 



Vol. I. 

Collation :— Post octavo, pp. iv + 303 ; consisting of : Title- 
page, as above (with imprint "■London : / Printed by 
Stcivart and Murray, \.Old Bailey'' at the toot of 
the reverse) pp. i — ii ; Table of Contents pp. iii — iv ; 
and Text pp. i — 303. There are head-lines through- 
out, each verso being headed Shirley, whilst each 
recto has at its head the title of the particular 
chapter occupying it. The imprint is repeated upon 
the centre of the reverse of the last page. The 
signatures are A (a quarter-sheet of 2 leaves), and 
B to U (nineteen sheets, each 8 leaves). The volume 
was issued without any Half-title. 



Vol. II. 

Collation : — Post octavo, pp. iv+308 ; consisting of: Title- 
page, as above (with imprint " London : / Printed by 
Stezvart and Murray, / Old Bailey " at the foot of 
the reverse) pp. i— ii ; Table of Contents pp. iii — iv ; 
and Text pp. i — 308. There are head-lines through- 
out, each verso being headed Shirley, whilst each 
recto has at its head the title of the particular 
chapter occupying it. At the foot of p. 308 the im- 
print is repeated thus, " London : Printed by Stezvart 
and Murray, Old Bailey." The signatures are A (a 
quarter-sheet of 2 leaves), B to U (nineteen sheets, 
each 8 leaves), plus X (a quarter-sheet of 2 leaves). 
The volume was issued without any Half-title. 



26 lillUJOuRAPIIV OF T/IE UROyriiS. 



Vol. III. 

Collation : — Tost octavo, pp. iv + 317 ; consisting of: Title- 
page, as above (with imprint " London : / Printed by 
Steivart and Murray, / Old Bailey'' at the foot of 
the reverse) pp. i — ii ; Table of Contents pp. iii — iv; 
and Text pp. i — 317. There are head-lines through- 
out, each verso being headed Shirley, whilst each 
recto has at its head the title of the particular 
chapter occupying it. At the foot of p. 317 the im- 
print is repeated thus, ''London: Printed by Stewart 
and Mnrray, Old Bailey." The signatures are A (a 
quarter-sheet of 2 leaves), and ]i to X (twenty 
sheets, each 8 leaves^. The last three pages of 
Sig. X carry an advertisement of the Third Edition of 
Jane Eyre, together with a series of Opinions of the 
Press upon that work. The volume was issued 
without an)- I lalf-titic. 

Issued (in October, 1849) in deep claret-coloured cloth 
bc^ards, with blind-stamped decoration, and lettered 
•• Shirley, / By / Currer Bell j Vol. I. [Vol. 1 1, &c.] / London / 
Smith, fJder <!:'r Co." in gold across the back. The leaves, 
which arc untrininicd, measure 7,' X4,5 inches. The jnib- 
lished price was 31, v. ()il. 

In 1852 llie book was issued as a single six-sliilling volume, 
crown octavo size. This edition was several times reprinted. 
'i'he story has been translated into I'Vcnch and German, and, 
since tlie expiration of the copyright, lias been included in 
numerous clieaj) cililions ol the IJronte novels. 



V I L L E T T E. 



By CUllRER BELL, 

tlnaiJi: OK " J.VNE KVBE," ** SHIKLEY," ETC. 



IN TllKKl. \(.'l.rMl 

VOL. I. 



LONDON: 

SMITH, KLDEll A CO., Or., COUMllJ.L. 

SMITU, TAYLOR i. CO., 1J0MB.\Y. 

1853. 

TLc Aulhor of UiU work reserves Ibc ri<lil of tromloUng iL 



^5? 



EDITIONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 29 

A reduced flicsimile of the title-page of the first volume of 
Shirley is given herewith. The complete Manuscript of the novel 
is in the possession of Miss Ethel Murray Smith. 

There is a copy of the First Edition of Shirley in the Library 
of the British Museum. The Press-mark is 12622. e. 13. 

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[ViLLETTK : 1853] 

Villette. / By Currer Bell, / Author of "Jane Eyre," 
"Shirley," etc. / In Three Volumes. / Vol. I. \^Vol. 
II, &(-.'] I London : / Smith, Elder & Co., 65 
Cornhill. / Smith, Taylor & Co., Bombay. / 1853. / 
The Author of this work reserves the right of 
translating it. 

Vol. I. 

Collation : — Post octavo, pp. iv4-324 ; consisting of: Title- 
page, as above (with imprint " London : / Printed by 
Stezvart and Murray, / Old Bailey " at the foot of 
the reverse) pp. i — ii ; Table of Contents of Vol. I 
(with blank reverse) pp. iii — iv ; and Text pp. i — 
324. At the foot of p. 324 the imprint is repeated 
thus, " London : Printed by Steivart and Murray, 
Old BaileyT There are head-lines throughout, each 
verso being headed Villette, whilst each recto carries 
at its head the title of the particular chapter oc- 
cupying it. The signatures are A (a quarter-sheet 
of 2 leaves), B to X (twenty sheets, each 8 leaves), 
plus Y (a quarter-sheet of 2 leaves). The volume 
was issued without any Half-title. 



IlIIU.lOC.UAPffV or THE lih'OXTKS. 



Vol. II. 

Collation : — I'o.st octavo. i)p. iv + 3f9 ; consisting of " Title- 
page, as above (with imprint " London : j Printed by 
Stewart and Mnrraw / Old Bailey " at the foot of 
the reverse) pp. i — ii ; Table of Contents of Vol. II 
(with blank reverse) pp. iii — iv; and Te.xt pp. i — 
319. Upon the centre of the reverse of p. 319 the 
imprint is repeated. There arc head-lines through- 
out, each verso being headed Villette, whilst each 
recto carries at its head the title of the jjarticular 
chapter occupxing it. The signatures arc A (a 
quarter-sheet of 2 leaves), and B to X (twentN- 
sheets, each 8 leaves). The volume was issued 
without any Half-title. 

\'()l.. III. 

Collation: — Tost octavo, pj). iv + 350; consisting of Title- 
page, as above (with imprint " London : j Printed by 
Ste-wart and Murray, / Old Bailey " at the foot of 
the reverse) pp. i — ii ; Table of Contents to I'ol. Ill 
(with blank reverse) pp. iii— iv ; and Text pp. i — 
350. Following p. 350 is a leaf with blank reverse, 
and with the imprint repeated upon the centre of 
the recto. There are head-lines throughout, each 
verso being headed Villette, whilst each recto carries 
at its head the title of the particular chapter 
occupying it. The signatures are A (a quarter- 
sheet of 2 leaves), and W to Z (twenty-two sheets, 
each 8 leaves). The volume was issued without any 
Half-title. 



THE PROFESSOE, 



^ a:tlc: 



C U E R E 11 BELL, 

.1: or "Ik^Z KT(K," ■••uiniST," " ru.|.tTT«." *K 



I N T \V O V O L t: M i: 
VOL. 1. 



LONDON: 
Mnii, KLDKi; dc CO., or,, cokniiili 



1S57. 



I The riifht i</ Trannlalwu is rtKi it./.] 



EDIT/ONES FRLYCIPES, ETC. 33 

Issued (in January, 1853) in dark olive-brown cloth 
boards, with blind-stamped decorations, and. lettered 
" Villctte I By / Currer Bell / Vol. I [Vol. II, &c.] \ London / 
Smith, Elder & Co." in gold across the back. The leaves, 
which are untrimmed, measure 7iX4.|- inches. The 
published price was 31J. Gd. 

In 1858 the book was issued as a single six-shilling volume, 
crown octavo size. This edition was several times reprinted. 

Since the expiration of the copyright Villette has been included 
in numerous cheap editions of the Bronte novels. The story has 
also been translated into French and German. 

A reduced facsimile of the title-page of the first volume of 
Villette is given herewith. The complete Manuscript of the novel 
is in the possession of Mrs. Reginald Smith, 

There is a copy of the First Edition of Villette in the Library 
of the British Museum. The Press-mark is 12627. b. 11. 

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[The Professor : 1857] 
The Professor, / A Tale. / By / Currer Bell, / 
Author of " Jane Eyre," " Shirley," " Villette," &c. / 
In Two Volumes. / Vol. I. \^Voi. 11.^ j London :/ 
Smith, Elder «& Co., 65, Cornhill. / 1857. / [The 
right of Translation is reserved.] 

Vol. I. 

Collation: — Post octavo, pp. viii -1-294; consisting of: 
Half-title (with blank reverse) pp. i — ii ; Title-page, 
as above (with blank reverse) pp. iii — iv ; Preface 

b 



34 j;//;/./()uh'Ai'//y of the iiRoxriis. 

(sifjncd " Cunrr Bell'' with a postscript signed ".-i. B. 
Niclioir,' and dated " Ilau'orth Parsonage, Septem- 
ber 22iid, 1856") pp. V — viii ; and Text pp. i — 294. 
At the foot of p. 294 is the following imprint, 
"London: Printed by Smith, Elder ib" Co., Little 
Green Arbour Court, E.C." The head-line is 7'/ie 
Professor throughout, upon both sides of the page. 
The signatures are A (a half-sheet of 4 leaves), ]i to 
T (eighteen sheets, each 8 leaves), plus U (a half- 
sheet of 4 leavesj. Signature U 4 is occupied, recto 
and verso, by an advertisement of Mrs. Gaskell's 
Life of Cliarlotte Bronte, together with a scries of 
extracts from reviews of that work. 

Vol.. II. 
Collation: — Post octavo, pj). iv + 258 ; consisting of Half- 
title (with blank reverse; pp. i — ii ; Title-page, as 
above (witli blank reverse) pp. iii — iv ; and Text 
pp. I — 2'^'^. I-'ollowing p. 25S is a leaf with blank 
reverse, anrl with the following imprint upon the 
centre of the recto, " London : j Printed by Smith, 
aider and Co., j Little Green Arbour Court." The 
head-line is The Professor throughout, upon both 
sides of the page. The signatures are A (a quarter- 
sheet of 2 leaves), B to R (sixteen sheets, each 8 
leaves), plus S (6 leaves). The last eight pages 
(Sigs. S 3 to S 6) are occupied by a series of 
advertisements, together with extracts from reviews, 
of the works of the Hrontc sisters. 

Issued in chirk purple cloth boarils, with blind-stamped 
decorations, and lettered " ThejProfessorjByjCurrer Bellj 
Vol. /. [Vol. W.y London I Smith, Elder & Co." in gold across 



EDIT/ONES PR INC I PES, ETC. 35 

the back. The leaves measure Tl'^Ak inches. The pub- 
lished price was Twenty-one Shillings. 

' Remainder ' copies of The Professor were put up, the two 
volumes in one, in dark green cloth boards, gilt lettered. In 
this form the first edition of the novel usually occurs to-day. 

A reduced facsimile of the Title-page of the first volume of 
The Professor is given herewith. The complete Manuscript of 
the novel is in the library of the late Mr. John Pierpont Morgan, 
of New York. 

Although the last to be published of all her major works, The 
Professor (which originally bore the tentative title The Master) 
was the first to be written. Charlotte has herself told how the 
^Manuscript travelled from publisher to publisher in the vain 
effort to find one willing to undertake the issue of the book. At 
last it fell into the hands of Mr. W. Smith Williams, reader to 
Messrs. Smith, Elder and Co., and it was as a result of his discern- 
ment and encouragement that Jane Eyre came to be completed, 
bringing success and fame to Charlotte Bronte — and bringing at the 
same time an equal share of fame and fortune to the happy and 
enterprising publishers, for tlie name of Smith, Elder and Co. will 
for ever be identified with the names of Thackeray, Ruskin and 
the Bronte sisters. 

To later editions of The Professor from i860 onwards was 
added the fragment Emma, first published in April of that year 
in The Cornhill Magazine, together with a reprint of the Poems 
by the three sisters. 

Since the expiration of the copyright the story has been 
included in numerous cheap editions of the Bronte novels. It 
has also been translated into French and German. 

There is a copy of the First Edition of The Professor in the 
Library of the British Museum. The Press-mark is 12631. g. i. 

jj 2 



36 lUllLlOCRAPIIY (>/■' T//E ni^oXTES. 

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|Ij.tti,rs to I^i.i.kn Xusskv : 1S89] 

The Story of the Brontes: / Their Home. Haunts, 
I'Viends, and Works. / Part Second — Charlotte's 
Letters. 

Colhition : — Crown octavo, pp. \j — 3S4. There is no titlc- 
paije proper, the above short title occupying the 
upper half of tlie first page after the manner of a 
' dropped-head.' There are head-h"nes throughout, 
each verso being headed T/ie Story of the Brontes, 
and each recto Charlotte's Letters. At the foot of 
p. 384 is the following imprint, ''Printed for 
f. Horsfall Turner, I del, Bradford ; / By Thomas 
Harrison & Sons, Binifley. / \i^Sy-g." The signa- 
tures are li to X (twenty-three sheets, each 8 
Icavesl 

This hook was designed to form one of a serit-s entitled 
Bronteaua, projcrlcd by Mr. J. Horsfall TiirntT. The only 
volume of the scries to lualure was The Rev. Patrick Bronte, 
A.B., IBs Collected IVorks and Life, which appeared in 189S. 
The present volume was to have consisted of Charlotte's Letters, 
and did in fact include the whole of her letters to Ellen Nussey, 
with a few to Mary Taylor and Miss WheelwTight added. But 
the restrictions of copyright prevented the scheme from developing, 
and the book was eventually suppressed, some twelve or so copies 
alone being preserved. The first sheet, Sig. A, had been reserved 
for the Editor's Introduction and other preliminary matter. This 
material was never set up in type, hence the book as it now 
stands commences with p. 1 7. 



EDITIONES PR INC I PES, ETC. 37 

The following letter, addressed to Mr. Clement Shorter, 
conveys an interesting account of the end of the unfortunate 
venture. 

Fulliam Rectory, 

Dorcliester, 

June 2 yd, 1909. 
Dear Sir, 

The sight of your hook on the Brontes has recalled a chapter 
in their story. 

You are acquainted with the fact that the letters of Charlotte 
written to Miss JVnssey were printed hut never pul)lislied, and thai 
most of the copies were eventually destroyed. I destroyed them. 
When Miss Nussey found that they could not be publislied her 
difficulty ivas what to do tvith them. My wife and I were among 
her intiviate friends, and she consulted us as to what she should do. 
J told her that if she would have them co7iveyed to my house Izvould 
see that they were destroyed. She accepted the offer, and also 
consented to my keeping three complete copies of the volume. A few 
others ivere retained by Miss Nussey. Her own was interleaved for 
notes. What became of her copies I do not know ; probably they 
went to her relations, though you had one, I think. In all probability 
the man who saw the ivork through the press had at least one. 2Vie 
7vhole edition was brought to me in a Jiurry from the loft where it 
had been stored for some time. 

When I saw the great bundles I felt that I had made a rash 
offer. Thev were packed aivav in a garden house until I could 
devise some plan to get rid of them. After a time I had the 
courage to open some of the packages. One contained sheets all 
ready folded for bindi7ig ; in another part only were folded. All 
the others held sheets uftfolded as they came from the press. 

After removing my three copies /commenced to burn the remainder. 
I never appreciated before that closely packed paper took so much 
burning. l^ie marly rdoni was exceedingly prolonged ; there 7vere 



38 n/niJOGRAPNV OF THE BRONTES. 

probably more than 30,000 slwets to >^et rid of. It took weeks of my 
spare time. My i^arden was at the top of a hill, and the Yorkshire 
winds were fierce. Often 7vhen I thou^:^ht whole heaps were cinders 
I would run a pole through them, only to find that complete volumes 
were not even smoke-stained except at the edges. But not all the 
doomed sheets passed through the fire ; many went through water 
instead. Whilst some were burning, many were steeped almost to 
pulp in the largest tub I could find, and then buried. I don' t 
think a single sheet ever escaped the bounds of that back garden. I 
began the ivork of destruction with regret, but as the 7vork went on 
I gleefully watched the pile diminish. 

I was glad for my own sake -ichen mv task 7C'as done, but )nore 
so for Miss Nussey's peace of mind. I really believe that the ivhole 
transaction, the printing and subsequent difficulties connected with 
it, 'worried her into weakened health. Poor old lady ! The last 
years of her life had many disappointments, most of them arising 
entirely from her 7varped vieics of life. She had a kind heart, and 
she 7(ias an interesting companion, with many memories of things 
local and othenvise. 

Pray excuse this long story. 

Yours faithfully, 

/. Ridley. 

A fiirtlur, but, as strongly asserted by Miss Nussey, by no 
nuans accurate, account of the history of this volume may be 
fouiul in Mr. Horsfall 'I'urncr's Introduction to Jyrontcann, 1S98, 
pp. ix-xiii. 

riie wliole of the letters included in the supj)resscd volume 
were reproducei^l by Mr. Shorter in 77ie Pronlcs : Life and 
Letters, 1908. 

There is at present no cojiy of jyic Story of the Brontes, c^c, 
1S89, in the Library of the 15ritish Museum, but an example is 
preserved in the Bronte Museum at Ilaworth. This was j)urchased 
on behalf of the Trustees at the Nussey sale in May, 1S98. 



EDITIONES PRfNCIPES, ETC. 39 

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[The Adventures oe Ernest Alemp.ert : 
i<S96] 

The / Adventures of Ernest Alembert. / A Eairy 
Tale. / By / Charlotte Bronte. / Now first printed 
from the Original Manuscript. / Edited / By 
Thomas J. Wise. / London : / Printed for Private 
Circulation only. / 1896. 

Collation: — Square octavo, pp. 37; consisting of: Pialf- 
title (with blank reverse) pp. 1-2 ; Title-page, as 
above (with blank reverse) pp. 3 — 4 ;Certificate of 
Issue (with blank reverse) pp. 5 — 6 ; Editors Pre- 
face pp. 7 — 10; and Text of the Tale pp. 11 — 37. 
The reverse of p. 37 is blank. The head-line is 
The Adventures of Ernest Alembert throughout, 
upon both sides of the page. The volume is com- 
pleted by a leaf with blank reverse, and with the 
AsJdey Library book-niark upon its recto. There 
are no signatures, but the book is composed of a 
half-sheet (4 leaves, the first a blank), two full sheets 
(each 8 leaves), plus a quarter-sheet (2 leaves, the 
first carrying the Ashley Library book-mark, the 
second a blank), twenty-two leaves in all. 

Issued in Japanese-vellum boards, lettered in gold up the 
back " The Adventures of Ernest Alembert. C. Bronte !' 
The leaves, which are untrimmed, measure 8} x6^ inches. 

Thirty copies only were printed. 



40 IllBLIOGRAi'HY OF THE BROXTES. 

Included in the text is a poem, not printed elsewhere, without 
title, but commencing : 

J^roudly the sun has sunk to rest 

Behind yon dim and distant hill ; 
The busy noise of day has ceased, 
A holy calm the air doth fill. 

and concluding — 

Then from its couch the skylark sfrin^^s : 
The trefnblin^ drops of glitterin_s^ dew 
Are scattered, as with vigorous wings 
It mounts the glorious arch of blue. 

Inserted in the volume are two Illustrations, both printed upon 
Japanese-vellum paper : 

1. A Facsimile OF A PACK OF TUF. MS. of "The Adven- 

tures of Eknest Ai-EMbERT " Facing p. ii 

2. A Facsimile of the MS. of the first ten Stanzas 

OF THE Poem Facing p. 32 

The Tale was rLjjrintcil in lull in Literary Anecdotes (f the 
Nineteenth Century, Edited by \V. Robertson Nicoll, M.A., and 
Thomas J. Wise, Vol. ii, 1896, pp. 47 — 79. It has not yet been 
included in any edition of its author's works. 

The Adventures of Ernest Alembert was written by Charlotte 
Bronte in the spring of 1830, and was completed on May 25/// 
of that year, as recorded beneath her signature at the end. The 
story is thoroughly characteristic of the style of workmanship to 
which she had attained whilst yet in her fifteenth year. It is full 
of imagination of a wildly luxuriant — though somewhat extravagant 
— kind, and shows how very far the creative fiiculty in the brain 
of the young authoress leaped in advance of her power of literary 
expression. 

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library of the late Mr. H. Buxton Forman. With the exception of 
The Foundling, it is the best existing specimen of those attractive 
early manuscripts produced by the Bronte children which are now 
so widely known and so eagerly competed for. The MS. consists 
of sixteen octavo pages, measuring 7iX4|- inches, stitched in a 
wrapper of coarse brown paper, with the following title in 
Charlotte's hand upon the front cover, " The Adventures of Ernest 
Alevibert. A Talc by C. Bronte. May 25, 1830." This is the 
only title the book possesses, as the MS. itself is furnished with 
no title-page. 

There is a copy of The Adventures of Ernest Alembert in the 
Library of the British Museum. The Press-mark is 01 1852. g. 61. 

But by far the finest example of these early manuscripts is The 
Foundling. This is an octavo MS. consisting of twenty pages, the 
last two of which are blank, measuring y/g- X 4yV inches. The 
first leaf carries upon its recto a title-page, fully displayed, and 
upon its verso a Preface signed with the nom-de-plume Captain 
Tree. Pages 3 to 18 are occupied by the text of the story, and 
at the foot of p. 18 is the full signature " Charlotte Bronte. 
Haworth, June i^th, 1833." The tale has not yet been printed. 
But the narrative is clear and sustained throughout, and might 
well be preserved in type. Introduced into the te.xt are several 
sets of verses, of which the following three were included in The 
Swiss Emigranf s Return and Other Poems, \^i1 : — 

The Swiss Emigrant's Return. [I-ong I have sighed for my 

home in the mountain^ p[). 5 — 7. 
A Serenade. \Gently the moonbeams are kissing the deep,'] 

pp. 14—15- 
A Lament. [Sound a lament in the halls of his father,] pp. 1 6 — 18. 

I give herewith facsimiles of two of the pages of this interesting 
and attractive iNLmuscript, i.e. the title-page and p. 13 of the text. 



46 niBLioGRArnv or the hrontes. 



[Poems : 1902] 

Poems / By / Charlotte, I^mily, and Anne / Bronte 
/ Now for the first time printed/ Xew York / Dodd, 
Mead and Company / 1902, 

Collation: — Octavo, pp. x + 214; consisting of: Half-title 
(with Certificate of Issue upon the centre of the re- 
verse) pp. i — ii ; Title-page, as above (with imprint 
" University Press. John Wilson j and Son. Cam- 
bridge, U.S.A." at the foot of the reverse) pp. 
iii — iv ; Prefatory Note pp. v — vi ; Table of Contents 
pj). vii — X ; Fly-title to Poems by Charlotte Bronte 
(with blank reverse) pp. i — 2; Text of the Poems 
pp. 3 — 31 ; p. 32 is blank; Fl)'-title to Poems by 
Emily Bronte (with blank revcrscj p|x 33 — 34 ; text 
of the Poems pp. 35 — 182 ; Fly-title to Poems by 
Anne Bronte (with blank reverse) pp. 183 — 184, and 
Text of the Poems pp. 185 — 214. The head-line is 
Poems by Charlotte [Emily or Anne, as the case 
may be] throughout, upon both sides of the page. 
The register is denoted by numerals, the book 
consisting of thirteen sheets, each 8 leaves, numbered 
I to 13, plus a half-sheet of 4 leaves (the last a 
blank) numbered 14 ; the whole preceded b>' an 
umiumbered section of si.x leaves, the first of which 
is a blank, carr\ing the preliminai)- matter. 

Issued in grc)- paper boards, with uiUriinmcd edges, lettered 
"Poems I By / Charlotte j Emily j and J Anne j Bronte j 



RniTIONES PR] NCI PES, PI PC. 47 

Dodd, Mead \ & Coutpauy'' in gold across the back, 111)011 
two blue cloth labels. The leaves measure <S^ x 5 inches. 
One hundred and ten copies were printed, of which 30 were 
upon Japan paper, and 80 u[)on Van Gelder hand-made 
paper. 

Facing the title-page is inserted a facsimile of the two poems 
by Charlotte Bronte which form pp. 3 — 6 of the printed text. 

Contents. 
Poems uy Charlotte Brontl;. 

Sunset. [Beneath a shady tree I sat'] 3 

Sunrise. [Behold that silvery streak of light'] 5 

Written upon the occasion of a dinner to the 

Literati of Glass Town. [The splendid hall is 

filacin^i^] 7 

A Wretch in Prison by Murrv. [O for the song of the 

gladsome lark.] 11 

[Of College d am tired d 7vish to he at home] 13 

[O there is a land the sun loves to lightefi] 15 

[Fair forms of glistening marble stand around\ 18 

A National Ode for the Angrians. [The sun is on the 

Calabar., the dawn is quenched in da}'] 20 

[For the faded buds allready lie] 25 

[Gods of the old mythology arise in gloom and stor/n] ... 28 

PoEiMS BY Emily Brontl; 

[O God of heaven I The dream of horror] 35 

Song. [Lord of Elbe on Elbe hill] 39 

[Cold clear and blue the morning heaven] 40 

[Tell me tell me smiling child] 42 

[High ivavcing heather 'neath stornty blasts bending] ... 44 



48 nilll.IOuKArilV OF THE UKuyTES. 

\T/ie m'i^/it (>/ storms has past] 45 

[I saw thee c/ii/d one summer day] " . 48 

\The battle had passed from the height] 51 

{Alone I sat the summer day] 53 

\The ni^ht is darkenin^::; round me\ 54 

\ril come when thou art sadest] 55 

{I would have touched the heavenly he}'] 56 

\Noiv trust a heart that trusts in you] 57 

[Sleep brings 710 joy to me] 59 

[Strong I stand though I have borne] 61 

\0 mother I am not regreting] 62 

I Awake, aivake, how loud the stormy morning] 66 

[O meander not so far a^cay !] 67 

[Why do I hate that hme green dclll] 69 

Gi.eneden's Drkam. [Tell me, whether is it winter 1\ ... 70 

[ICs over nmv, I've known it all] 74 

Song. [This shall be thy lullaby^ 76 

\^ Twos one of those dark cloudy days] 77 

Douc.LAS Ride. [] W II narroiver draiv the circle round,] . 79 

SoNO. [ JFhat rider up Gobeloin's glen^ 80 

SoNc;. [Geraldine the moon is shining] 83 

[J There were ye all? and 'where wert thou] 85 

[Light up thy halls I ' Tis closing day :] 86 

[O dream, 'where art thou mnv ?] 89 

[Ilo'iV still, how happy ! These are words] 90 

[Tlie night tvas dark yet winter breathed] 92 

The AiiSENT One. [From our evening fireside noiv] ... 95 

To THE Bluehki.l. [Sacred whethcr['i^\Q\wave thy bells .'] . 97 

[The busy day has hurried by,] 98 

I And no7e> the house dog stretched once more] 1 00 

[Come hither child, 7C'ho gifted thee] 102 

\lhnv lono will yott remain, the midnight hour\ 104 

[ Fair sinks the summer evening now] 1 06 

[ The 'wind I hear it sighing] 108 



EDI TI ONES P RING I PES, ETC. 49 

I" AGE 

\That wind I n-^ed to hear it sivellin^^ no 

\T/iy sun is near meridian hei^^ht,^ iir 

\^Far, far is tnirth 'ivithdra'ivn ■] 115 

\^rt is too late to call t/iee 7102V,] 117 

[If grief for grief can touch thee,'] 118 

GERALDiNfR. \^ TuHis night, her comrades gathered all] ... 119 

[I see around fue piteous tombstones grey] 122 

RosiXA. [Weeks of 7vild deli riufu past,] 124 

[In the same place, When nature wore] 128 

AsPiN Castle. [Hoiv do I love on summer tiight] .... 131 
On the Fall of Zalona. [All blue and bright in golden 

light] 13^ 

Grave in the Ocean. [ Where beams the sun the brightest] 140 

A Serenade. [Thy Guardians are asleep,] 142 

\At such a time, in such a spot] 144 

RoDERic. [Lie doion and rest, the fight is done,] 146 

[^Tzvas yesterday at early dawn] 148 

[This summer imnd with thee and me] 150 

\^We7-e they shepherds, who sat all day'] 152 

[Rosina, this had never been,] 166 

[I knoio that tonight the wittd it is sighing] 167 

[A thousand sounds of happiness] 169 

[ Come walk zvith me] 1 7 r 

[Tm standing in the forest noiv] 173 

[Deep, deep docvn in the silent grave] 175 

[// was flight and on the mountains] 177 

[And first 071 hour of inournful musing] 178 

[Had there been falsehood in 77iy breast] 180 

[Yes holy be thy resting place] 181 

The above sixty-seven poems by Emily were reprinted, with 
numerous revisions of text and punctuation, in The Complete 
Poe77is of Eynily Bronte, edited by Clement Shorter, 19 10, pp. 
85-223, 



50 n/ii/./oGRArnv of the broxtk-s. 

PuKMs r.v Annk Hkontk. 

r.'.i.y 

TnK ("\i'iAr\'s Dkicam. \^Metliou\;ht J saw liim hut I knew 

hi III itot,\ 185 

Tin: XoKTii Wind. [That tcind is front the North, / hiioio 

it well.] 1 87 

Tm; I'arting. [The chestnut steed stood by the ^atc,\ . . . iSt; 

\7'he iady 0/ Ahverno's hn/l,^ 192 

Vkksks TO A Child. [O raise those eyes to me ai;ain,] . . 195 

Thk Uluehkll. \A fine and snhtle spirit dwells\ 198 

An Ori'Han's Lamknt. [She's gone — and twice the suntuicr's 

sun\ 201 

LiXliS wrutkn .\t Thays (Ikkkn. [That summer sun 

'whose genial }^hm>,^ 204 

SoN(;. \\[\' kiuno where deepest lies the snow, \ 206 

SoN(;. [Come to the banquet — triumph in your song,s .'\ . . 207 

MiKTH AND Mourning. ['' O cast anuiy your sorrow ; — ] . 209 

[lleep not too much my darling :] 212 

" .-i considerable proportion of the poems included in the present 
Vidume are confessedly immature. 

'The poems have been deciphered with some difficulty from the 
original manuscripts. Anne's verses and some of Emily's are 
written in an ordinarv, quite legible handwrilin}^, and are 
sig'ned and dated, having, in addition to her (ruin name, generally, one 
or other of the fanciful names, .McxandriiKi Zcnobia, Olivia Vernon, 
or /.crona. 

All of Charlotte's and a few of Emily's verses 'which are here 
printed are 'written on little scraps of paper of various sizes, in 
minute angular characters, almost illegible, 'without punctuation, 
and the spelling; often at fault. 'The effort has been made to print 
them here exactly as they were 'written, 'without attempt at 
correction. 



RICHARD CCEUR DE LION 
AND RLONDEL 

B poem 



CIIARLOTIE 15R0NTE 



I'RIMI.I) FOR I'RIWATE CI RCf LATIOX ONLY 

VJ12 



ED IT /ONES PR INC I PES, ETC. 53 

Those of Charlotte are generally signed and dated at the l>ottoin, 
most of them having been jvritten at the age of thirteen. 

Some of EviilVs are signed or initialed and dated at the top. 
IVith others, only the date is given." [P>oni the Prefatory Note.] 

The whole of the poems included in this volume appeared in 
its pages for the first time. 

There is at ])resent no copy of Poems />v Charlotte, Emily, and 
Anne Bronte, 1902, in the Library of the British Museum. 

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[Richard Cu:ur de Lion and Blondel : 1912] 

Richard Cceur de Lion / and Blondel / A Poem / 
By / Charlotte Bronte / London : / Printed for 
Private Circulation Only / 191 2. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. 19, consisting of: Half- 
title (with blank reverse) pp. i — 2 ; Title-page, as 
above (with blank reverse) pp. 3 — 4 ; Introduction 
(signed " Clement K. Shorter") pp. 5 — 8 ; and Text 
of the Poem pp. 9 — 19. The head-line is Richard 
Coeiir de Lion and Blondel throughout, upon both 
sides of the page. Upon the reverse of p. 19 is the 
following imprint, "Zc;/^/i3;/ ; / Printed for Tkonias 
J. Wise, Hampstead, N. IV. / Edition limited to 
Thirty Copies^' The signatures are A (a full sheet 
of 8 leaves), plus B (a quarter-sheet of 2 leaves). 

Issued in pink paper wrappers, with untrimmed edges, and 
with the title-page reproduced upon the front. The leaves 
measure 7^ X 5 inches. 

Thirty Copies only were printed. 



54 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE BRONTES. 

Contents. 

PA(.B 

Richard C(F,ur de Lion and Hlondki.. \TIu blush, the 

li^ht, the gorgeous glo7v of Eve\ 9 

The Manuscript of Richard Cceiir de Lion and Blondel is in my 
own possession. It is written upon twenty pages, foolscap 
octavo, and is bound in red levant morocco, by Riviere. A 
facsimile of the first page of this manuscript, which is signed 
in full ^^ Charlotte Bronte, Deer. 27///, 1833," is given herewith. 
The poem, which appeared here -for the first time, is not included 
in any edition of its author's works, but an extract from it. King 
RicharcFs Song, is printed in Bronte Poems, Edited by A. C. 
Benson, 19 15* pp. 8 — 10. 

There is a copy of Richard Co'ur de Lion and Blondel in t he- 
Library of the British Museum. The Press-mark is C.57. e.39. 



(13) 
[S.vui. AND Otiii:r I'oK.Nfs : 1913] 

Sciul / And Other Poems / By / Charlotte Bronte / 
London : / Printed for Private Circulation Only / 
1913- 

Collation: — Crown octavo, pp. iS; coasistiiiij of: Half- 
title (with blank reverse) pp. 3 — ^4; Table of 
Contents (with blank reverse) pp. 5 — 6; and Text of 
the Poems pp. 7 — 18. The head-line is Saul and 
Other Poems throu^i^hout, U|)on l>)th sides of the 
pajje. h'oiiowing p. 18 is a leaf, with blank reverse, 
antl with the following imprint upon its recto. 
"■Lojuion : j Printed for Thomas J . Wise, Hanipstc'ad, 









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SAUL 

AND OTHER POEMS 



cHARrxyrri': bkontk 



I.oNnoN : 
I'klNTKD luK IklXATK CIRCULATION ONI.V 

1913 



EDIT 10 NFS PRINCIPF.S, ETC. 59 

N. IV. / Edition limited to Tliirty Copies!' There are 
no signatures, but the pamphlet consists of a full 
sheet of 8 leaves, inset within a quarter-sheet of 
2 leaves. 

Issued in pink paper wrappers, with untrimmed edges, and 
with the title-page reproduced upon the front. The leaves 
measure /i x 5 inches. 
Thirty Copies only were printed. 

Contents. 

PAGE 

Saul, y Neath the pahns in Eluh's VuIIey] 7 

Memory. \_\Vhen tlie dead in ttieir graves are lying] ... 12 

An early draft of a considerable portion of this 
poem was printed (in the form of two stanzas, one of 
12 lines and one of 8 lines) in the Brotite Society 
Publications, Part X, p. 68. As exhibiting the differences 
of text in the two versions, I give the third stanza as 
printed in 1913, together with the parallel lines from 
the early draft : 

1913 
Though Winter have tvildly bewailed them 

With her dirge-wind as sad as a knell, 
Though the shroud of her sfiow-icreath have veiled them. 

Still hoiv deep in our bosoms they dwell ! 

Early draft 
And winter have ivildly beivailed them 
■ With his dirge-rvind as sad as a knell, 
And the shroud of his snozv-wreath have veiled them. 
Still — how deep in our bosoms they dwell ! 

Lines. [ We wove a web in childhood] ; . . . 15 

Reason. [Unloved I love, unwept I wee p\ 16 



6o /://:/. liKlRAri/V ()F THE r.KOXTES. 

'I'hcre can be no doubt that these last touching verses express 
their writer's feeling of unrefjuited love for Constantin Heger. 
'l"hey were composed in 1844, upon her return to Haworth 
Vicarage from Brussels, and form a fitting appendix to the 
famous Love l^etters. Here are a few of the stan/.as : 

Unloved I love, unwept I iceep^ 

Grief I restrain, hope I repress. 
Vain is this anguish fixed and deep, 

I'ainer desires or means of bliss. 

J/r life is cold, love's fire bein^dead. 
That fire self-hindled, self consumed : 

What living:; 7varmth erewhile it shed, 
N070 ti> hoii' drear extinction doomed ! 

Devoid of charm how could I dream 
My unasked love would eer return ? 

What fate, what influence, lit the flame 
I still feel inly, deeply, burn ? 

♦ * ♦ * 

A'^o, Syren ! Beauty is not mine, 
Affection s joys I ne'er shall knoir : 

Lonely will be my life's decline. 
Even as my youth is lonely now. 

* * * * 

Soft may the breeze of summer blmv. 

Sweetly its sun in valleys shine. 
All earth around with love may }:;l(m'. 

No warmth shall teach this heart of mine. 

Vain boast and false ; even nojc> the fire 

Though smothered, slacked, repelled, is burning 

At my lifes source ; and stronji;er, hi^^her. 
Waxes the spirit's trampled yearnini^. 



EDITIONES rRlNCIPES, ETC. 6i 

// ivakes but to be cruslied a^^aiti. 

Faint I 'ivill not, n<>r yield to sorroiv ; 

Conflict and force 7vill quell the brain ^ 
Doubt not I shall be strong tomorrow. 

Have I not fled that I may compter 1 

Crost the dark sea in firmest fliith 
That I at last might plant my anchor 

Where love cantiot prevail to death ? 

There are two Manuscripts of Memory extant. From one of 
these, which fills a single quarto page, the poem was printed in 
the present volume. The other, the text of which differs slightly 
from the printed version, is in the possession of Mr. Herbert T. 
Butler. It extends to four pages, large 8vo, and is signed 
" C. Bronte, Oct. 2nd, 1833." 

It is interesting to note that the opening stanza of Reason was 
preserved, with some trifling difference of text, by Charlotte when 
preparing her contributions to the joint volume of Poems of 1846. 
If we turn to p. 49 of that volume, the fourteenth stanza of 
Frances will be found to read as follows : — ■ 

Unloved — / love ; unwept — / iveep ; 
Grief I restrain — hope I repress : 
Vain is this anguish^fixed and deep ; 
Vainer, desires and dreams of bliss. 

Saul was reprinted in Bronte Poems, edited by A. ('. Benson, 
1915, pp. II — 14, otherwise the pieces contained in this volume 
are not included in any edition of their author's works. The 
whole of them appeared for the first time in the pages of the 
present pamphlet. 

There is a copy of Saul and Other Poems in the Library of the 
British Museum. The Prebb mark is C. 43. c. 28 (2). 



62 nini.IOGRAPHY OF THE liRONTES. 

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[Lktti:rs: 191 3] 

Letters / Recountin^r the Deaths of / Emily / Anne 
and Branwell Hronte / By / Charlotte Bronte / To 
which are added / Letters signed "Currer Ik-ll " and / 
"C. B. Nicholls." / London: / Printed for Private 
Circulation Only / 19 13. 

Collation: — Crown octavo, pp. 23; consisting of: Half- 
title (with blank reverse) pp. i — 2 ; Title-page, as 
above (with blank reverse) pp. 3 — 4 ; and Text of 
the Letters pp. 5 — 23. The head-line is Charlotte 
Bronte's Letters throughout, upon both sides of the 
page. Upon the reverse of p. 23 is the following 
imprint, ''Loudon: \ Printed for T/ionias J. Wise, 
Hanipstead, N. IV. / Edition limited to Thirty Copies'' 
There are no signatures, but the pamphlet is com- 
posed of a full sheet of 8 leaves, plus a half-sheet 
of 4 leaves, the one inset within the other. 

Issued in pink paper wrappers, with untrimmed edges, and 
with the title-page reproduced upon the front. The leaves 
measure 7^x5 inches. 

Thirty ("opits only were printed. 

The letters inckuled in this little volume are among the most 
pathetic in literature. They hear comiJarison only with the letter 
addressed by Robert }5r<)wning from Casa (Uiidi, Florence, to his 
sisit^r Saiianna on Sunday, yz/At' 30///, i86i, the day following 



LETTERS 



RECOUNTING THE DEATHS OK 

EMILY 
ANNE AND BRANWELL BRONTE 



BY 

CHARLOTTE BRONTE 



TO WHICH. ARE ADDED 

LETTERS SIGNED "CURRER BELL" AND 
"C. B. NICHOLLS" 



London : 

PRINTED FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION ONLY 

1913 



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EDIT/ONES PRTNCIPES, ETC. 69 

the death of his wife, Eh'zabeth Barrett Browning — a letter which 
as yet has only seen the light in the form of a private print.* 

Regarding Emily, Charlotte wrote : — 

"... Emily is 7iowhere here noiv,herivasted mortal remains are 
taken out of the house. JFe have laid her cherished head under the 
chiarh aisle beside my mother's, my two sisters' — dead long ago — 
and my poor, hapless brother's. But a small remnant of the race is 
left — so my poor father thinks. 

Well, the loss is ours, not hers, and some sad comfort I take, as I 
hear the tvind blo7V and feel the cutting keen/iess of the frost, in knowing 
that the elements bring her no more suffering ; their severity cannot 
reach her grave, her fever is quieted, her restlessness soothed, her deep, 
hollow cough is hushed for ever ; zve do not hear it in the night nor 
listen for it in the morttifig ; ive have not the conflict of the strangely 
strong spirit and the f -agile frame before us — relentless conflict — 
once seen, never to be forgotten. A dreary calm reigns round us, in 
the midst of which we seek resignation. . . . 

. . . I am not ill ; I cati get through daily duties. . . My father 
says to me almost hourly, ^Charlotte, you must bear up, I shall sink 
if you fail me. ^ . . . 

So I will not nmv ask why Emily was torn from us in the full- 
ness of our attachment, rooted up in the prime of her own days, in 
the promise of her powers ; why her existence now lies like a field of 
green corn trodden down, like a tree in full bearing strtick at the root. 
Iivill only say, stveet is rest after labour and cahn after te7npest, and 
repeat again and again that Emily kno7VS that now,'' &c. 

In reference to Anne she wrote : — 

". . . You have been informed of my dear sister Anne's death. 
Let me no7v add that she died without severe struggle, resigned, 
trusting in God — thankful for release from a suffering life — deeply 

* The Death I of I Elizabeth Barrett Browning / By / Robert Browning f 
London :j Printed for Private Circulation Only/By Richard Clay db Sons, 
Lid./ ig^ 6— Fcp. 4to, pp. 21. 



:.; niniJOGRAPHV of t/ie broxtes. 

assured tluit a better existence lay before her. She be/ia'ed, she 
hof^ed — and declared her belief and hope with her last breath. Her 
f/uiet. Christian death did not rend viy heart as Emily s stern, 
simple, undemonstrative end did. J let Anne go to God, and felt 
He had a right to her. 1 could hardly let Emily go. 1 wanted to 
hold her bach then, and I 7C>ant her back tient: Anne, from her 
childhood, seemed preparing for an early death, Emily s spirit 
seemed strong enough to bear her to fulness of years. They are 
both ,spne, and so is poor Bran^vell, and Papa has nmv me only — 
the weakest, puniest, least promising of his si.\ children. Consump- 
tion has taken the 7(<holc Jive,' (S:c. 

Ill announcing the death of her unliappy brother, Charlotte 
wrote : — 

"... Jinvnveirs constitution had been failing fast all the 
summer, but still neither the Doctor nor himself thought him so 
near his end as he was. He was entirely confined to his bed but for 
one single day, and was in the village two days before his death. 

The end came after tiventy minutes' struggle on Sunday morning, 
24th Sefitember. He was perfectly conscious 'till the last agony 
came on. His mind had undergone the peculiar chan^^e which 
freijuently precedes death. Two days previously the calm of better 
feelin<rs filled it. A return of natural affection marked his last 
moments. He is in God's hands nmv, and the All-Pouerfnl is 
likrwise the All-i)ferciful. A deep conviction that he rests at last — 
rests well after his brief erring, suffering, feverish life — fills and 
quiets my mind lunv. 

The final separation — the spectacle of his pale corpse — gave more 
acute, bitter pain than I could have imagined. 'Till the last hour 
comes we na'er hn<m> hoiv much ice can forgive, pity, regret a near- 
relation. All his vices were and are nothing noio — we rememl>er 
only his ~woes," iVc. 

I'lie h()loi;ra[)hs of these [>recious letters are in my own 



LOVE LETTERS 

Ml 

CHARLOTTE BRONTE 
CONST AN riN HEOER 



I.ONI.ON : 

I'UINTKI) K()K I'klVATK CIRCULATION ONLY 
»9«4 



KDIT/OXRS PRfXCfPES. FTC. 73 

collection of Broiiteana. I give a facsimile of one of them 
herewith. The whole should be read in conjunction with the 
two Poems on the deaths of Emily and Anne Bronte, originally 
printed in The Woman at Home for December 1896, and re- 
printed in the present Bibliography, /■?.?/', Part v, No. 28. 

There is a copy of Letters Recountiii^ the Deaths of Emily, 
A/iuc, and Branivell Bronte in the Library of the British 
Museum. The Press-mark is C. 43. c. 28 (i). 



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[The Love Letters of Charlotte Bronte : 1914] 

The / Love Letters / of / Charlotte Bronte / To / 
Constantin Heger / London : / Printed for Private 
Circulation Only / 19 14. 

Collation: — Crown octavo, pp. 43; consisting of: Half- 
title (with blank reverse) pp. i — 2 ; Title-page, as 
above (with blank reverse) pp. 3 — 4 ; Prefatory A'ote 
(signed " T. J. W.") pp. 5 — 6 ; and Text of the 
Letters pp. 7—43. Upon the reverse of p. 43 is the 
following imprint, ''London / Printed for Thomas 
J. Wise, LLavipstead, N. IV. / Edition limited to Thirty 
Copies!' The head4ine is Letters to LLeger through- 
out, upon both sides of the page. The signatures 
are A (a quarter-sheet of 2 leaves;, B (a half- 
sheet of 4 leaves), plus C and D (two sheets, each 
8 leaves), inset within each other. 



jiii'.i lihiRAriiv or THE nRoxTi:s. 

Issucfl in Y)\\\V i);i|)er wrappers, with untrimincd edcjcs. and 
with the title-pa;^e reproduced upon the front. The leaves 
measure 70X5 inches. 

Thirty Copies only were printed. 

The letters included in this volume were first printed in The 
Times, July 29///, 191,?. pfx 9 — 11, accompanied hy translations 
into ICnglish hy .Mr. M. H. .Spielmann. They were afterwards 
reprinted in lh<>nlc Society Transactions, Part xxiv, April 1914, 
])p. 49 — 75. The hologra|)hs are preserved in the British 
Museum. They were presented to the Trustees in 1913 hy 
Dr. Paul Hej^er and his sisters. The Press-mark is Additional 
MS. 3S732. 

When studying tliese fascinating letters, tlie reailer sliould not 
fail to peruse with care and attention the Poem entitled Reason 
[" Unloved I love, loncept /weep''], which will be found included 
in Saul and Other Poems, By Charlotte Bronte, 1913, pp. 16 — 18. 
This poem, even more than the Letters themselves, expresses the 
frame of mind in which ("harlotte found herself upon her return 
from lirussels to Haworlh \'icarage in 1844. How fiercely the 
young girl struggU-d with the passion which tormented her is 
vi\idly expressed in the concluding stanzas of the poem, of 
wliicli llie following is the last: 

Have I not pled that I may coni/uer? 

Crost the dark sea in firmest faith. 
That I at last nu'xht plant my anchor, 

11 here love cannot prevail to death / 

There is a copy of Tiie /.ore /.et'ers of Charloltc /irontc to 
Constanfin //<^er in the Library ol the Prilish .Mumuiu. The 
Press-mark is C. 43- c. 27. 



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EDIT! ONES J'JUNCJPES, ETC. 77 

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[The Violet : 1916] 

The / Violet / A Poem written at / The Age of 
Fourteen / By / Charlotte Bronte. 

Collation : — Foolscap quarto, pp. 16; consisting of: Title- 
page, as above, enclosed within a single rectangular 
, ruled frame (with a note by the editor at the foot of 
the reverse*) pp. i — 2; Editor's Preface, styled 
Forezvord, pp. 3 — 4 ; and Text of the Poem pp. 5 — 1 5. 
Page 16 is occupied bya facsimileof the last two pages 
of the MS. of T/ic Violet, reproduced the exact size 
of the original. The head-line is The F/c'/r/ through- 
out, upon both sides of the page. The pages are 
numbered at foot in Arabic numerals. There are 
no signatures, but the pamphlet is composed of two 
sheets, each 4 leaves, one inset within the other. 
There is no half-title. 

* This note reads as follows : — 

" Of this little book containing a pocn by CharloUc Bronte', ' T/tc Violet,'' 
now published for the first time in any form, tventyfive copies have been 
prizatcly printed by Clement Shorter, the 07vner oj the copyright, for diitt ibti- 
tion among his friends.''' 

Against this note each copy was numbered and signed by the Editor. 

Issued in sage-green paper wraj:)pers, lined with white, with 
trimmed edges, and with the title-page reproduced upon 
the front. The leaves measure 8||X7| inches. 

No place of production is anywhere recorded. The jiamphltt 
was printed in London by Messrs. Eyre and Spotiiswoode, Ltd. 



78 lUr.l.IOGRArifV OF THE lUWXTES. 

'rwcnty-fivc- Copies only were printed. 'I'lie poem is not included 
in any of its aulhor's svcjrks. 

Conlenls. 

r.M.K 

'I'liK \'ioi.i:t. \One cvc as all the radiant 7VfSt\ 5 

The tiny volume of manuscript poems in which The Violet is 
iiK Uidcd is in the possession of Mr. Clement Shorter. I give 
facsimiles, the actual size of the originals, of the title-page and 
two pages of the text of the booklet. 

'I'hert; is a copy of The Violet in the Library of the IJrilish 
Museum. The I'ress-inark is Tab. 578. a. 31. 

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[I.AMKN r : 1916) 

I.aniciU IxfiLlin^- these / 'Times of Xl^lit'/ 1))' / 
Charlotte Uroiite / lulited by (jcorge \\. Maclean / 
Reprinted from The Cornhill Mai^azine. Atii^ust 
1916/ London/ Smith, ITder <^ Co.. 15 Waterloo 
IMace / 19 1 6. 

Collation : — Royal octa\-o, |)|). 4 ; consistiuL^ of: Title-paj^c, 
as above (with blank re\crsc) pp. 1 — 2; and Text of 
the poem, preceded by a short i)refatory Note, 
p|). 3 — 4. The head-line is ''Lament befitting these 
• Times of Nigitt'" There is no pagination and no 
half-title, and there is no printer's imprint. 

Issued without wrappers. The leaves measure 9^x6^ 
inches. 

Thirty Copies t)nly were printed. 



THE 

RED CROSS KNIGHT 

AND OTHER POEMS 



CHARLOTTE BRONTE 



PKINTKI) 1(jK I'KIXATK CIKCULATKjN ONLY 
1917 



EDIT/ONES PR /NCI PES, ETC. Si 

Co /I ten ts. 

r'AGF. 

Lament befitting these 'Times of Night.' [Lament for 

the Martyr ivho dies for his fait h^ 3 

This Lament was written by Charlotte Bronte in November 
1834, and was first printed in The Cornhi/l Magazine, August 
igi6, pp. 147^148. The Manuscript is preserved in the British 
Museum. It is signed, in Charlotte's handwriting, " Unfinished. 
C. Bronte. 70 tines, Novbr. 2'ith, 1S34." The poem is not 
included in any edition of its author's works. 

There is at present no copy of the First Edition of Lament 
befitting these ' Times of Night ' in the Library of the British 
Museum. 



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[The Red Cross Knight: 1917] 

The / Red Cross Knight / and Other Poems / By / 
Charlotte Bronte / London / Printed for Private 
Circulation only / 191 7. 

Collation : — Foolscap quarto, pp. 17 ; consisting of: Half- 
title (with blank reverse) pp. i — 2 ; Title-page, as 
above (with blank reverse) pp. 3 — 4 ; and Text of 
the Poems pp. 5 — 17. The reverse of p. 17 is blank. 
There are head-lines throughout, each verso being 
headed The Red Cross Knight, and each recto and 
Other Poems. The book is completed by a leaf, with 
blank reverse, and with the following imprint upon 
its recto, ^' London [ Printed for Thomas J. Wise, 

G 



S2 /!//;/. /(H;h-.U'//y of tin-. r.Ro.xTJis. 

Uampstead, N.W.\Edition liiniltd to Thirly Copies^ 
There ;iic no signatures, but tlic pamphlet consists 
of one double sheet of 8 lea\es, inset within a quarter- 
sheet of 2 leaves. 

Issued in i)ale pink paper wrapjiers. with untrimmcd edges, 
and with the title-page reproduced upon the front. The 
leaves measure 8.' x6; inches. 

Thirty Copies only were printed. 



Conknls. 



FAC.l 



Thk Rkd Cro.ss Kmhut. \To the desert sands of J\d(Sti>it\] 5 
Song. [He is gone, oud all :^yaiidinr lias fled from the niotin- 

tain,] •'^ 

Matin, [/jnii^ hath earth lai>i he/tealh the darh pro/oii/iJ] . 10 

MoKNlNc;. [Lo ! the light of the mornini^ is glo-wing] ... 15 

As a specimen of the verses included in this little volume, all 
of which appeared in its pages for the first time, and none of 
which are to be found in any edition of llieir uuiIkk's works, I 
give the closing stanzas of Matin : — 

Come from the fairy 7'alley 7i>here thou dicellest. 
Shady and green is Jiritain s favoured isle ; 

Come, for all gloom and sadness thou dispcllest. 

And ihase aicuiy my grief icith one suret sunny smile. 



J hear thy voiee, I see thy figure nightly. 

Thou I onus I to me in midnight slum hers deep ! 

And through the dark thy blue eyes, glimmering hr lightly 
Jieam don'ii iif^on my restless, spirit haunted Sleep. 



THE SWISS 
EMIGRANT'S RETURN 

AND OTHER POEMS 



CHARLOTTE BRONTE 



London 

rKIMI.Ii loK l'KI\.\li; ( IKl I'l.ATHtN ONLY 

I'M? 



EDIT/ONES J'RLYCIPES, ETC. 85 

O ! hut I loved to hear thy low szveet singing, 
When evening threw her quiet shades around ; 

The moon, her mild light through the casement stealing, 
Seemed from the sky to list the half-angelic sound. 

Thou to the scetie a calmer beaxity lending. 

With eyes steeped in the lingerifig light of song ; 

And from the harp, thy form so graceful, bending. 
Drew melting notes that stole the dusky air along. 

O / ivhe7i 7vithifi thy still, retired Innver 

Shall I once more hear that dear entrancing strain ? 

Would I coicld win the oft-desired hour 

That my bereaved heart might beat with joy again I 

Of still I hope for thy long-ivished returning! 

Co)ne swiftly der the dark and raging sea ! 
Come, for my soul with hope deferred is burning. 

Then ivill I sing a song worthy of morn and thee. 

There is ca copy of The Red Cross Knight and Other Poems in 
the Library of the British Museum. l"he Press-mark is C 57. 
d. 21. 



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[The Swiss Emigrant's Return: 1917] 

The Swiss / Emigrant's Return / and Other Poems / 
By / Charlotte Bronte / London / Printed for Private 
Circulation only / 191 7. 

Collation: — Foolscap quarto, pp. 18 ; consisting of : Half- 
title (with blank reverse) pp. i — 2 ; Title-page, as 



S6 lUnUOGRAPnV OF THE r.RONTKS. 

above (with blank reverse) pj). 3 — 4 ; and Text of 
the Poems pp. 5 — 18. There are head-hnes through- 
out, each verso being headed T/te Sivtss Ejiiigranfs 
Return, and each recto and Other Poems. The book 
is completed by a leaf with blank reverse, and with 
the following imprint upon its recto, " London j 
Printed for Thomas J. Wise, Hampstead, N. W. / 
Edition limited to Thirty Copies!' There are no 
signatures, but the pamphlet consists of one double 
sheet of 8 leaves, inset within a quarter-sheet of 2 
leaves. 

Issued in pale pink paper wrappers, with untrimmed edges, 
and with the title-page reproduced upon the front. The 
leaves measure 8.! x6j; inches. 

Thirty C(jpies only were printed. 



Contents. 

I'.xr.R 

Thk Swiss Emigr.ant's Rktukn. \Long I have sillied for 

ffiv home in the mountain^ 5 

Links om Bkwick. ^The cloud of recent death is past 

<77f'rtV,] 8 

Previously printed, under the tentative title Lines 
on the Celebrated Bewich, in The Times Literaiy 
, Supplement, fanuar}' ^tli, 1907. 

A .Si.Ki.NADK. [Gently the moonbeams are kissing the 

^/'vAl .....' 14 

A Lamknt. \_Soitnd a lament ill the halls of bis fatlier,] if) 

A'ote. — l".ich porm to which no reference is appended appeared for llic first 
lime in tliis vt)lunie. 



IiDlT/(hYES PRIXCIPES, ETC. 87 

None of the pieces included in the present collection are to be 
found in any edition of their author's works. As an example of 
them I give A Serenade in full : — 

Gently tJie viooiibeanis are kissing the deep. 

Soft on its zaaters the yellozv rays light ; 
Waken, viy love, from the visions of sleep. 

Bend from thy casement and gaze on the night ! 

Now heaven is all clear, not a cloud flecks its blue. 

Like a bovj of bright sapphires it arches the main. 
While the cinnatnon-perfumed and balm-breathing deiv 
Wafts scents of Arabia o'er valley and plain. 

The bird of the night hath forgotten his song. 

But, hark! hoiv the tall trees are 7vhisperin^^ on high '. 

As a soft zephyr passes their branches among, 
And wakes as it wanders a tremulous sigh. 

Stars o'er our patlrway rcsplendently shine, 

Dian is leading the hosts of the skv : 
Hasle, then, and meet me, my fair Geraldinc '. 

Come, we will tvalk where the silver sands lie. 

Whence came that whispered voice through the still night ? 

Faintly it soimded yet siveet in mine ear ; 
Do thine eyes bend der me their soft deivy light ? 
Oh, say, my beloved, art thou 7vandering near 1 

The leafy boughs rustle in yonder dark grove, 

A white garment glances and floats on the breeze ; 

And, lo ! like a vision of beauty and love. 

She glides from the shadozv of wide waving trees. 

There is a copy of The Swiss Emigrant's Return and Other 
Poems in the Library of the British Museum. The Press-mark 
is C. 57 d. 25. 



88 lilBLIOGRAPIIY OF THE nRONTES. 

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[Tin: Ori'iians : 19 17] 

The Orphans / and Other Poems / By / Charlotte. 
Emily, and/ Brainvell Bronte / London/ Printed for 
Private Circulation only/1917. 

Collation : — Foolscap quarto, pp. 17 ; consisting of: Half- 
title (with blank reverse) pp. i — 2 ; Title-page, as 
above (with blank reverse) pp. 3 — 4 ; and Text of 
the Poems pp. 5 — 17. The reverse of p. 17 is blank. 
There are head-lines througiiout, each verso being 
headed The Orphans, and each recto and Other 
Poems. The book is completed by a leaf with 
blank reverse, and with the following imprint upon 
its recto, '■'London j Printed for Thomas J. Wise, 
JIampstead, N. W. j Edition limited to Thirty Copies.'" 
There are no signatures, but the pamphlet consists 
of one double sheet of 8 leaves, inset within a 
quarter-sheet of 2 leaves. 

Issued in p.ik- pink paper wrappers, with unlriinmed edges. 
and with the title-i:)age reproduced u[)on the front. The 
leaves measure 8^ x6i inches, 
'riiirty Copies only wrre i)rinte(l. 

Co/itints. 
By Ch.vrlottk liuoNTi:. 

■■A>'.G 

TiiK Oui'iiANS. ['Ttoas Ndv-ycar's night; the Joyous 

throng] 5 

Previously prinlitl in The Manchester Athcnicuni 
Aihuni, 1S50, pj). 9 — T2. 
A Skki'.nadk. [Aicdhe ! Au'tihe ! fair sleeper. Auuihe 

and view lite ni^^ht, ] 9 



THE ORPHANS 

AND OTHER POEMS 



CHARLOTTE, EMILY, AND 
BRANWELL BRONTE 



London 

PRINTED FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION ONLY 

1917 



EDIT/ONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 91 

By Emily Brontk. 

T'AOF, 

The Harpist. [^Lo ! stretched beneath the clustering pal i}i\ 12 

By Branwell Brontk. 
A Reverie. [/L>7V Eden-like some Palace flails] ... 16 

No/t\ — Each poem to which no reference is appended appeared for the first 
time in tliis voUnne. 

As a specimen of the poems included in this Httle collection 
I give Charlotte's Serenade in full : — 

Awake I Awake ! fair sleeper. Awake and vieiv the night, 
For the armies clad in diamond mail now shed abroad their light ; 
Come forth ivith me, fair sleeper, perchance upon our ears 
While we tvalk may fall the chiming of the music of the spheres. 

IVe will go to the huge forest and hearken to the sound, 
Like the voices of a hundred streams for ever rushing round. 
Of nodding boughs and branches, great plumes that tvave on Jiigh, 
And hide zvith their thick darkness the star-bespangled sky. 

And haply, as we tread beneath that black embowered shade, 
Full on our sight may sudden burst some moon-illumined glade ; 
Where iviih croivns of radiant adamant, and robes of vernal green. 
The morris dancing fairy train in other times were seen. 

Or shall we wander by the side of ancient Ocean's shore. 
Where the dull thundering billows are sounding evermore ? 
And gaze into the mighty depths, ivhence comes that wildering sound 
On the swift ivinds of heaven, dispersing all around. 

While still, sad music rises from regions far betieath, 
At which the ivinds hush every sound or sign of murmured breath ; 
Unseen the stvcet musician, but still the tones ascend, 
And e'en the everlasting rocks their spray-white sii/nniifs bend. 



92 lllliLIOGRArnV OF THE IIRONTES. 

It is the maiden of the sea that sings within her cell. 

Where she with gold and orient pearl in glimmering gloom doth 

dii'ell; 
And 7vhen her gleaming form is seen swift gliding der the deep. 
The blood within tlie seamen s veins in frozen streams doth creep. 

For mighty winds behind her fly and clouds are round her shed, 
u4nd lurid lightning flashing ivrcathcs the green locks on her head ; 
But she shall bode no stirring forms to rack the lucid skies — 
Then A'iVake ! Aivake 1 fair sleeper and unclose thine azure eyes .' 

There is a copy of The Orphans and Other Poems in the 
Library of the British Museum. The I'rcss-niark is C. 57. d. 24. 



PART II. 

EDITIOxNES PRINCIPES, etc. 
THE BOOKS OF EMILY AND ANNE BRONTE 



WUTUERING HEIGHTS 



A NOVEL, 



E L L r S B .E L L , 



IN T II R K R V <) I, i; M K S. 



VOL. I. 



L O N DON: 



THOMAS CAUTLEY NEWBY, PUBLISHER. 
7i, MORTIMER St., CAVENDISH Sq. 



1841 



PART IT. 

EDITIONES PRINCIPES, etc. 
THE BOOKS OF EMILY AND ANNE BRONTE 

(I) 
[WuTHERiNG Heights and Agnes Grey: 1847] 

Wuthering Heights / A Novel, / By / Ellis Bell, / 
In Three Volumes. / Vol. I. IVol. 11.] j London : / 
Thomas Cautley Newby, Publisher, / 72, Mortimer 
St., Cavendish Sq. / 1847. 

Vol. L 

Collation: — Duodecimo, pp. ii + 348 ; consisting of: Title- 
page, as above (with blank reverse) pp. i — ii ; and 
Text pp. I — 348. The head-line is Wiithering 
HeigJUs throughout, upon both sides of the page. 
There is no printer's imprint. The signatures are 
B to P (fourteen .sheets, each 12 leaves), plus Q (a 
half-sheet of 6 leaves), the whole preceded by a 
single unsigned leaf carrying the title-page. The 
volume was issued without any Half-title. 

H 



9S lUllLIOC.RArilY OF THE liRONTES. 

Vol. II. 

Collation: — Duodecimo, pp. ii + 41^; con.sistincj of Titlc- 
jj.'ige, a.s above (with blank reverse) pp. i — ii ; and 
Text pp. I — 416. The head-line is Wutlicring 
Heights throughout, upon both sides of the patje. 
At the foot of p. 416 is the following imprint, 
" T. C. Ncicby, Printer, 72 Mortimer-St., Cavendish 
Square!' The signatures are B to S (seventeen 
sheets, each 12 leaves;, plus T (4 leaves), the whole 
preceded by a single unsigned leaf carrying the 
title-page. The signature to S 2 is misprinted S 5, 
that to T 2 is mis[)rintcd T 3. In most instances 
the signature Uy the second leaf of each sheet of 
each volume is numbered 3 instead of 2. Tiie 
volume was issued without any Half-title. 

Above arc titles and collations of tlie first two v(jlunics of llie 
three in whicii the two novels by Emily and Anne Bronte were 
issued. The third volume is the following : 

A-ncs Grey. / A Novel. / \\\ / Aciun Ucll, / X'ol. 
III. / Loiulon : / Thomas Cautlcy Nc\vl)y, 
Piil)lishcr, / J2, Mortimer .Si., Cavciulish S(}. / 
1S4;. 

Collation : — Duodecimo, pp. ii + 363 ; consisting of : Title- 
page, as above (with blank rever.se) pp. i — ii ; and 
Te.xt pp. I — 363. The reverse of p. 363 fS blank. 
The head-line is ^Ignes Grey throughout, ui)on both 
sides of the page. .At the foot of j). 363 is 
the following imprint, " 7". C. Aeii'/'j', Printer, 



AGNES G Ft E Y. 



A NOVEL, 



A TON BELL, 



y<.)L. Ill, 



L O N D N J 

THOMAS CAUTLEY NFAVUY, PUBLISHER, 

?2, MOHTIMEli St.CAVKNDISU Sq, 

1847. 



ED IT [ONES PR INC I PES, ETC. loi 

72 Mortivier-St., Cavendish Sqtiare." The signatures 
are B to Q (fifteen sheets, each 12 leaves), plus R 
(4 leaves), the whole preceded by a single unsigned 
leaf carrying the title-page. Sigs. R 3 and R 4 are 
occupied by a series of advertisements of A^ew 
Works by Popular AutJiors. The volume was issued 
without any Half-title. 

Issued (as one work in three volumes) in deep claret- 
coloured cloth boards, decorated with blind-stamped orna- 
ments, and lettered respectively in gold across the bacl< 
" Wuthcring / HcigJits / /.," " Wiithering / Heights j II.," 
and " Agnes / Grey j III." The leaves, which are untrimmed, 
measure y'lx^l inches. The published price was 31^-. 6d. 
the three volumes. 

I give herewith greatly reduced facsimiles of the Title-pages of 
the first of the two volumes containing Wutliering Heii^his^ and 
of the third volume containing Agnes Grey. 

A particularly interesting set of these three volumes is in the 
possession of Mr. Clement Shorter. Unfortunately the title-pages 
of the first two volumes are in facsimile, and pp. 163 — 168 are 
missing from Vol. I, but the copy is rendered exceedingly attrac- 
tive by the fact that it was formerly the property of Emily Bronte 
herself, and that the first volume, Vol. I of Wuthering Heights, 
has fifteen corrections to the text marked in pencil in her own 
handwriting. Yox example : 

Page 25, lines 11 — 12, 

Bordering on repiiisive 

is altered to 

Bordering on t/ie repulsive. 



I02 r.iiii.iocRArnv of the nnoNTEs. 

Page 132, line 2, 

// was so full I'f people 
is altered to 

The place 'vas so fit I I of people. 
Page 144, line 1.3, 

lie had plenly (f 7viikeil/iess 
is altered to 

There 7t>as plenty of 7vickedness. 
Page 193, lines i — 2, 

The room filled 7oith S7veet see ills 
is altered to 

The room ivas filled with sweet scents. 
Page 194, lines 7— 8, 

A'lid bolt iiitiih th' haks 
is altered to 

.Ind bolt iiituli tlf house. 
Page 206, lines 7 — S, 

// had i^ot dusk 
is altered to 

// was dusk. 
Page 233, line 6, 

y //////• hi'xs fur varry shauiiie 
is altered \o 

T thur ears fur varry shauiue. 



F.DITIONES PRlNCrrES, ETC. 103 

Page 269, line S, 

.4 lid she fasted pertinaciously 
is altered to 

And wliilc slie fasted pcrtiiiacioiislw 
Page 293, line 14, 

Hasn't he been thick with Mr. Heathclifjl 
is altered to 

Hasnt he been friendly 7vith Mr. HeathcHjft 

Another attractive set of the three volumes is, or was recently, 
in the hands of Messrs. Maggs Bros., booksellers, of London, and 
was included in their Catalogue No. 356. This set had formerly 
been the property of E. and F. Merrall, the mill-owning family of 
the Haworth district. The third volume, Ai:;nes Grey, contained 
a number of pencil alterations in the handwriting of Anne Bronte, 
correcting the punctuation, misprints, and ungrammatical words 
and phrases. It is evident that Charlotte, when preparing the 
new edition of the novel published after her sister's death, had no 
knowledge of — or at all events had not access to — this copy, for 
she reprinted the original text with all its errors, the punctuation 
alone being suitably amended. 

There is a copy of the First Edition of Wiithering Heights and 
Agnes Grey in the Library of the British Museum. The Press- 
mark is 12622. g. 15. 

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[WuTHERiNG Heights AND Agnes Grey: 1850] 

Wuthering Heights / and / Agnes Grey. / I^y / 
Ellis and Acton Bell. / A New Edition revised, 



I04 ni/lUOGRAPHY OF THE BRONTES. 

with / A Biographical Notice of the Authors, / A 
Selection from their Literary Remains, / and a 
I'reface, / By Currer Hell. / London : / Smith, 
r'lder, and Co., 65, Cornhill. / 1850. 

Coll.itioii : — Crown octavo, pp. xxiv+504. 

Issued in dark daret-coloured blind-stamped cloth boards, 
lettered " Wuthcriugl Heights, & / Agnes Grey, j Lomion,l 
Smitli, Elder, & Co." in gold across the back. The sides 
arc covered with an ornamental design, stamped in blind, 
which includes the title in a lo/.cngc-sliaped centre. 

The book was published in December 1850, and in order to 
render them suitable for the new year the date u|)on the title-page 
of a large proi)ortion of the copies was altered to \'^^\. 

This new edition of Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey is a 
book of very considerable literary importance. Not only does it 
contain (pp vii— xvi) Charlotte's ' Biographical Notice ' of her 
two sisters, together with (pp. xvii— x.\iv) a Preface to JFuf/ier/nj^ 
//ei'x/i/s : it also incluiles a series of poems by both Emily and 
Anne which a[)peared in its pages for the first time. 



Con/en/s. 

I'OKMS liV IC.MII.V HkONTE. 

PACK 

Stanzas. \A little while, a little wliile,\ .... ... 474 

Thk Hl-UliBii.!,!.. [The Bluel>ell is the sweetest /lojcer] . . . 475 

Stanzas. [Loud xvi thou t the 7vind was roar ini^\ 470 

TnK Gknius to his votakv. \Shall earth no more in^f^irc 

/^'v,i ; ,78 



RDITIONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 105 

1'A(;f. 

Thk NightAV^ind. [/// siniuners nielloiv f/iid/iig/ii,'] . . . 479 

Stanzas. [Aye — t/iefe it is ! it ivakes to- night'] 480 

Love and Friendship.* [Love is lilie the wild rose-bi-iar ;\ 481 
The Ei,der's Rebuke. [''■Listen! JFhen your hair, like 

mine,] 481 

The Wanderer from the Fold. [Hozv few, of all the 

hearts that loved,] 482 

AVarning and Replv. [In the earth — the earth—thou shalt 

be laid,] 483 

Last \Vords. [I kneiv not ^twas so dire a crime] .... 484 
The Lady to her Guitar. [For hi)n who struck thy foreign 

sfi-ing,\ 485 

The Two Children. [Heavy hangs the rain-drop] . . . 4S5 

Stanzas. [Child of delight, with sun-bright hair,] .... 4S6 

The Visionary. [Siletit is the house : all are laid asleep :] . 487 

Encouragement. [L do not iveep ; I would not weep ;] . . 48S 

Stanzas. [Often rebuked, yet always back 7-etur?iing] . . . 489 

Emily Bronte's last Poe.m. [N'o coivard soul is 7nine,] . . 489 

Poems by Anne Bronte. 

Despondency. [T have gone backivard in the 7vork ;] . . . 491 

A Prayer. [My God {oh, let inc call Thee mine^ .... 492 
In Memory of a Happy Day in February. [Blessed be 

Thou for all the joy'] 492 

Confidence. [Oppressed laith siti and woe,] 494 

Lines Written from Home. [Though bleak these woods, 

and damp the ground,] 495 

The Narrow Way. [Believe not those who say^ . . 496 

Domestic Peace. [Why should such gloomy sileiice reign,] 497 

* In 1879 this poem was set to music and puljlishcd by W. Marriott and Sons, 

the title-ijage reading in error, " The Poetry by Charlotte [should Ite Emily] 
Bronte, the Alusie eoinposed by Eiiina. " 



to^ lUIlLinCRAPHV OF T/IE nROXTKS. 

PACK 

'\\\v. TflRKK GuiDKs. [Spirit of Earth: thy hand is 

chill .^ 4c,8 

Previously printed in Erasers Maxdzine, 1848, p. 193. 

Annk Uronik's last I'ofm. [I hofe.l, that with the hrarc 

and stronc,,\ 503 

To eacli of the above series of poems Cliarlotie prefixed a brief 
Preface. These Prefaces form interesting additions to the 
Bio^^raphical Notice with wliich the volume opens. 

The eighteen poems by ICmily, together with Charlotte's 
Preface, were reprinted in The Complete Ponns of Emily Jironti, 
Edited by Clement Shorter, 1910, pp. 49 — 82. 

Wutherins^ JIeii;;hts and yl^nes Grey have frequently been 
rci)rinted, usually together, and are included in most editions of 
the Urontii novels. 'I'he former has twice, and the latter once, 
been translated into (lernian. 

There is a copy of U'utherinf^ //eii^hts and .h^'ies Grey, with 
the title dated 1850, in the Library of the British .Museum. The 
Press ir.ark is 12622. b. 7. 

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['I^iii-; Ti-.XAXT OF W'li.DKi-.i.L IIai.l : 1848] 

The Tenant / of/ Wiklfcil I htll. / By / Acton 
I5(.-1I. / In ThiTT' X'oliniics. / \'ol. I. | / V.'/A drV.] / 
London : / T. C. Xcvvby, Publisher. / yi, Morlimer 
Strcct, Caxcndi.sh Square. / 1848. 

Vol. I. 

Collalioii : — L;ni;c (iiKKlccinio, ])]). iv + 358 ; coiisistiiiij; of: 
Ilall-lillc iwith Opitiions of the Press on Mr. Jull's 



THE TENANT 



WILDFELL HALL 



A C T U N BELL. 



IN THREE VOLUMES. 



LONDON : 

T. C. NEWBY, PUBLISHEB, 
.MORTIMER STREET, CAVENDISH SQUARE. 

1848. 



KDITIONES PRINCirES, ETC. 109 

F'n-st Novel upon the reverse) pp. i— ii ; Title-page, 
as above (with blank reverse) pp. iii — iv ; and Text 
pp. I — 358. There arc head-lines throughout, each 
verso being headed The Tenant, and each recto Of 
Wild/ell Hall. There is no printer's imprint. 
The signatures are A (2 leaves), and B to O 
(fifteen sheets, each 12 leaves). Sig. Q 12 carries, 
recto and verso, a series of Advertisements of Nezu 
Works by Popular Authors. In each volume the 
signature to the fifth leaf of each sheet is usually 
misnumbered 3. 

Vol. II. 

Collation :— Large duodecimo, pp. ii + 366 ; consisting of: 
Title-page, as above (with blank reverse) pp. i — ii ; 
and Text pp. 1—366. There are head-lines through- 
out, each verso being headed The Tenant, and each 
recto Of Wildfell Hall. There is no printer's 
imprint. The signatures are B to O (fifteen sheets, 
each 12 leaves), plus R (3 leaves), the whole 
preceded by a single unsigned leaf carrying the 
title-page. The volume was issued without any 
Half-title. 

Vol. III. 

Collation :— Large duodecimo, pp. ii + 34-; consisting of: 
Title-page, as above (with blank reverse) pp. i— ii ; 
and Text pp. 1—342. At the foot of p. 342 is the 
following imprint, "J. Billing, Printer, Woking, 
Surrey." There are head-lines throughout, each 
verso being headed The Tenant, and each recto 
Of Wildfell Hall. The signatures are B to P 



no lUniJUuRArilY ()/■' THE IIROMES. 

(fourteen sheets, each 12 leaves), plus O (3 
leaves), the whole preceded by a single unsigned 
leaf carrying the title-page. The volume was issued 

without an)' llalf-tillc. 

Issued ill (lark claret-coKHUcd cloth boards, with blind- 
stamped decorations, and lettered " Tenant of j WiUifcll / 
Hall. I Vol. i [Vol. ii, &c.] / London / T. C. Ncioby'' in gold 
across the back. The leaves, which are un trimmed, 
measure 7:] X44 inches. The {published price was 31.V. ChI. 

\ so-called Second Edition of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall was 
published in the same year, 1848. This consisted of the orii^inal 
sheets supplied with new title-pages. Save for the addition of the 
words Second Edition above the publisher's imprints, these new 
title-pages are identical with those of the First Issue. 

This so-called Second Edition is of interest by reason of the 
addition of a /V<yi/a' /(.> ///«• Second Edition \\\\\c\\ was prefixed to 
the te.xt of the first volume. This Preface occupies four pages 
numbered [iii]-vi, and is dated ^^ July 22nd, 1S48." In it tlie 
authoress vindicates herself of the charge of having written with 
"a morbid love of the coarse, if not of the brutal," for which 
she '' had been censured with an asjjerity she was little prepared 
to expect." The closing |)aragra[)ii deals with "the author's 
identity." 

The novel was republisliid in 185.^ by Thomas Hodgson, of 
Aldine Chambers, I'aternoster Row; it forms a single volume of 
571 |)ages, foolscap octavo size. In 1S59 the book was trans- 
ferred to Messrs. Smith, Elder and Co., in whose hands it 
remained until the expiration of the copyright. 



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EDiriONES r RING [PES, ETC. 113 

IncUidcd in Vol. I, pj). .349—350, is an original poem of seven 
four-line stanzas commencing : 

Farewell lo thee ! but not farewell 

In Vol. II. p. 41, is a single four-line stanza commencing: 
Stop, poor sinner, stop and think 
which may alstj possibly be Anne's own composition. 

A reduced facsimile of the title-page of the first volume of The 
Tenant of Wild fell Hall is given herewith. 

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall has been many times reprinted, 
and is included in most editions of the Bronte novels. The 
book has been translated into French by MM. C. Romey and 
A. Rolet. 

There is a copy of the First Edition of The Tenant of Wildfell 
Nail in the Library of the British Museum. The Press-mark is 
•N. 2719. 

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[Self-Communion : 1900] 

Self-Communion / A Poem / By / Anne Bronte / 
Edited by Thomas J. Wise / [S?)ia/l printers 
ornainenf\ / London : Privately Printed / 1900. 

Collation :— Crown octavo, printed in half-sheets, pp. 
viii + 9 — 47; consisting of: Half-title (with blank 
reverse) pp. i — ii ; Title-page, as above (with blank 
reverse) pp. iii — iv ; Certificate of Issue (with blank 
reverse) pp. v — vi ; Preface pp. vii— viii ; Fly-title 
to Self-Counnunwn (with blank reverse) pp. 9—10 ; 



114 li/niJOGRAP/lV OF THE BROXTES. 

Text of Sclf-Coinuiiiiiijti pp. ii — 40; Fl\--titlc to 
Lines (with blank reverse; pp. 41 — 42 ; and Text of 
the Lines pp. 43 — 47. Upon the reverse of p. 47 
is the following imprint, " Richard Clay and Sons, 
LJ)nited, j London and Ihingay." The volume is 
completed by a leaf with blank reverse, and with 
the Ashley Library book-mark upon its recto. 
There are head-lines throughout, i)p. 11 — 40 being 
headed Self-Couunnnion, and pp. 43 — 47 being 
headed Lines. The signatures are A (6 leaves, 
the first 2 of which are blank), W to F (five half- 
sheets, each 4 leaves), plus an unsigned quarter- 
sheet of 2 leaves, the first of which carries the 
Ashley Library book-mark, and the second of which 
is blank. 

Issued in Japancsc-vcllum boards, lettered in gold up the 
h^ck, '" Self-Covinuniion. Anne Bronte. 1 900." The leaves, 
which are untrimmed, measure 8x5 inches. 

The i)0(>k is printed u|)on hand-made paper, waterniarked 
" /. Whatiium 1900.'' Thiity cojjies only \vcrc produced. 

Contents. 

rvi.F. 

Sei.k-Com.munion. [ The mist is resting on the hill :'\ . . 11 
Lines. \Believe not those u<ho sa\\ 43 

.Sflf -Com III union appeared here for the tir>.l time, 'llie I.iiics had already 
been printol, under the title 'I'lie Naircnc Way, and with a sli^litly differing 
text, in U'ulliering Jleis^htsaud Agn(S Gicy, 1S51), pp. 496-497. Hotli pieces 
were reprinted, without the lea.st acUnowledgn)ent, in Bronte JWins, Kdited 
by Arthur C. Ik-nson, 1915, SelfCoiiintunion on ]ip. 309—322, and the 
Lines (under Charlotte's title Tlu Narrow ll'ny) on p|). 307—308. 



ED in ONES FREYCIPES, ETC. 115 

The volume is illustrated by facsimiles of two of the pages of the 
original manuscript, worked upon Japanese-vellum paper. These 
are inserted to face the title-page and p. 14 respectively. 

Self-Coinmunion was written by Anne Bronte in the winter of 
I S4 7— 1848.* Its composition belongs, therefore, to the period 
that intervened between the publication of the Poems by Currer, 
Ellis, and Acton Bell in 1846 and The Tenant of Wild/ell Ball 
in 1848. The Manuscript (which is preserved in my own library) 
is not one of the juvenile essays, written in a microscopic hand, 
which were produced in such considerable numbers by the Bronte 
children. The poem is, on the contrary, a mature effort, and is 
by no means inferior to the work which Anne contributed to the 
joint volume of 1846. 

The Manuscript is well and carefully written, as will be seen 
from a glance at the facsimile of the first page of Self-Coniniunion 
which serves to illustrate the present Bibliography. It is bound 
in red levant morocco, by Riviere, and extends to nineteen crown 
octavo pages, measuring yi x 42- inches. The first seventeen and 
a half of these are devoted to the longer poem, the remaining 
two and a half being occupied by the forty Lines. 

, There is at present no copy of Sclf-Comniunion in the Library 
of the British Museum. 

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[The Complete Works of EiMily Bronte : 

1 9 10 — 191 1] 

Vol. I. 

The / Complete Poems / of/ Emily Bronte / Edited 
by / Clement Shorter / With Introductory Essay/ 

* Tile MS. is dated at the comniencenient '■'begun N'ov. 1S47," and at the 
end "April 17//^, 1S48. A. B. 333 lilies.'' The Lines are dated "A. 13. 
April 2'jth, 184S. ^Q lines.'"' 

I 2 



ii6 lUni.H)(,RAi'UY I II- THE BRONTES. 

\\y j \V. Robertson Xicoll / London / Hodder 
and Stoughton / 1910. 

Collation : — Crown (jctavo, pjj. xlviii + 333. 

Issued in dark crimson buckram boards, with uncut cd^cs, 
lettered in Ljold across the back. 

The Half-titles to the two unite this volume with that which 
hiTc follows as " T/ie I Complete Works / 0/ j Emily Bronte j In 
'l\vo Volumes / Vol. I. Poetry " — " Vol. II. Prose." 

Contents. 

The Poems of whit h this voluine is composed consist of four 
distinct series : — 

I. Emily Pirontc's share of the Poems /y Currer, Ellis, nmi 
Acton Pell, published by Messrs. Aylott and Jones in 
1846. [See ante, Part i, No. 1.] 

The |)()cms by Emily Bronte first printed [pp. 474 — 490] 
in the 1S50 edition of IVutliering Heights and Agnes 
Grew [See ante, Part ii, No. 2.] 

3. The poems by Emily Bronte first printed [pp. 35 — 182] in 
the volume of ne-.v Poems ly Charlotte, Emily, and Anne 
Bronte, issued by Messrs. Dodd, Mead & Co., of New 
\ork, in 1902. [See ante. Part i. No. 11.] 

4. .\ series of Seventy one Poems, previously unpublished, 
and here printed for the first time from the original 
Manuscripts. Eour of these, however, printed on pp. 243 
— 250, were afterwards discovered by the editor to he the 
work of Anne Bionte, and did not come from the pen of 
l':milv. 






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/y^v- e^-Jij-w ti /*? //?^^ /*/?:?. //'-j^ /»^ ^^(H^A^j 



KDITIONES PRINCrPES, ETC. 119 

Sixty-seven Poems by Emily. 



PAGi: 



Gods of the old mythology 227 

Its faded buds already lie 228 

Bitterly, deeply Fi'e drunk of thv 7(.<oe ; 229 

Comfya}iions all day long 7ve7>e stood 231 

Oh, all the cares these 7ioontide airs 23^ 

There's so;nethi?tg ift this glorioi/s hour 234 

Sleep, mourner, sleep! — I cannot sleep, 236 

O might my footstep find a rest f 2^7 

IIo7V Edenlike seem palace walls 240 

Now — but one tnonient — let me stay . . 241 

Retirement. \0 let me be alone awhile l^ 242 

There let thy bleeditig branch atone 251 

/ am the only being whose doom 252 

^Tis moonlight, summer moonlight, . 253 

A sudden chasm of ghastly light 254 

At Castle Wood. [The day is done, the winter sun\ ... 257 

On its he nditig stalk a boimy flower 259 

And like myself lone, zvholly lone 261 

To the Horse Black Eagle which I rode at the 
Battle of Zamorna. ySwart steed of night, thou 

hasi charged thy last] 263 

All her tresses backward strayed 265 

The wind ivas rough which tore 267 

His land may burst the galling chain, . 268 

Start not ! upon the minster wall 269 

Redbreast, early in the morning, 270 

Through the hours of yesternight 271 

Darkness ivas overtraced on every face, 272 

Harp of wild and dream-like strain, 273 

The old church tower and garden ivall 274 

There S7vept adown that dreary glen 275 

In duns:eons dark I cainuyt siu!^, 276 



I20 niBr.IOGRAPHY OF THE BROXTES. 

TAOP 

When days of beauty deck the vah\ 277 

Still beside that dreary 7vater 27S 

The ei'etii/i}^ sun was sinkin>^ dawn 2 7 1 ; 

J'all, leaves, fall ; die, Jhnvers, away : 2 So 

Loud ic'ithout the wind ivas roaring:; 2. Si 

All day Tve toiled, but not with pain, 2S2 

There 7vas a time when my cheek burned 2 S3 

Alild the mist upon the hill, 2S4 

The starry ni}^ht shall tidin^^s /"/"///.v, .zSs 

The or!::;an swells, the trumpets sound, 2S7 

IVhat 7i>inter floods, 7vhat streams 0/ spriui^ 2S8 

A^one of my kindred noio can tell 289 

Ladybird! ladybirdj fly away home, 291 

Tve been wanderin^^ in the green -ivoods, 297 

May fhnvers are openin\;, 29S 

That dreary lake, that moonlight sky, 300 

Heaven's glory shone when he was laid 301 

']"n.\r \voKi> ' Nkvkr.' [AW many years but long enough to 

-^•'•'■J 302 

/ kninv not how it falls on me, 303 

Month after month, year after year 304 

She dried her tears and they did smile 305 

Vm happiest now 7vhen most away 306 

Weaned from life and Jhncn away 307 

All hushed and still 'within the house 30S 

Lhe sunshine of a summer sun 309 

Afy ancient ship upon my ancient sea 311 

/ do not see myself again 314 

Yet o'er his face a solemn light 317 

To A WkKAiH OF Snow. [O transient 'luyat^er of heaven !\ . 3 id 

Song. \King Julius lept the south countty,\ 3:1 

Lines. [L (tie, but 7t<hen the grave shall press] ^,22 

SoNO. [O bettceen distress and pleasure] 323 

Sh(d no tears o'er that tomb, 325 



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EDITIONES PRTNCIPES, ETC. 123 



PACE 



Sleep not, dream not ; this bright day 327 

Lines BY Claudia. [I did not sleep ; 'twas noon of day /\ . 328 

Lines. [Far away is the land of ?'est — j 330 

Likes. \The soft uficlouded blue of air^ 331 

Four Poems by Anne. 

Despondency. \I have gone backward in the work,'\ . . . 243 
In Memory of a Happy Day in February. \Blessed be 

Thou for a/l the joy'] 245 

A Prayer. [My God f O let me call Thee mine .'] .... 248 

Confidence. [Oppressed with sin and 7Voe,] 249 

A'ote. — In order to make the collection of poems by Emily Bronte incliuleil 
in this volume complete the following pieces should be added : — 

'J'he Outcast Mother. [Tve seen this del/ in Julys shine,^ 

First printed in The Conihill Alaoazine, May i860, p. 616. 
Also printed in B route Poems, Edited by A. C. Benson, 1915, 
pp. 183— 1 84. 
Thy sun is near meridian height. 

First printed in The IVoinan at Home, August 1897, p. 907. 
Also printed in Bronte Poeins, Edited by A. C. Benson, 1915, 
PP- 135—136. 
// 7vas the autumn of the year ; 

First printed in Broutc Poents, Edited by A. C. Benson, 1915. 
pp. 208—209. 
Why ask to knoia what date, 7vhat clime 1 

First printed in Bronte Poems, Edited by A. C. Benson, 191 5, 
pp. 210 — 211. 
The Harpist. [Lo f stretched beneath the clustering palm] 
First printed in The Orphans and Other Poems, 19 17, pp. 
12-15. 

Vol. IL 

Wuthering Heights / By / Emily Bronte / With an 
Introduction by / Clement K. Shorter / And many 
facsimiles of/Emily Bronte's Handwriting London/ 
H odder and S tough ton / 1911. 



124 BIIII.KH.RAP/IV OF 1 HE IIKO.M l:S. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. xvii+456. 

Issued in dark crimson buckram boards, with uncut edges, 
lettered in gold across the back. 

In addition to IVuthering Heights this volume includes, pp. 
I — 15, reprints of the two Essays {Biographical Notice and 
JW/nce) by Charlotte contributed to the edition of that novel 
published by Messrs. Smith, Elder and Co. in 1S50. 

The "Facsimiles of Emily Bronte's Handwriting," mentioned 
upon the title-page, are the following : — 

I. Facsimiles of three pages of Emily Ikonte's Diary. These 
are inserted between the Half-title and Title-page. The 
Diary in (juestion, which occupies three pages small octavo, 
measuring 5X4 inches, bound in red levant morocco 
by Riviere, is in the library of Mr. Clement Shorter. 

• J. The complete facsimiles of a volume of Manuscript Poems 
by I'mily ]ironte in my own collection. The book 
consists of twenty-four octavo pages measuring 6^X4^ 
inches, bound in brown levant morocco by Riviere. 
These facsimiles occupy pp. 419 — 442 of the volume. 
I give herewith, facing pages 119 and 120, reproductions 
of two of the page's of this Manuscript. 
3. Facsimiles (occupying pp. 443—456) of a series of Manu- 
script Poems by Emily Bronte at that time, 191 1, in the 
possession of Mr. Walter V>. Slater. 

In order to make this collection of ICinily Bronte's Prose 
comi)lete there should be added the I'>ssay in French, L' Amour 
I'ilial, which was given in facsimile (together with an English 
translation) in The Woman at Home, Septemlhr 1S94, pp. 445—448. 

There is a copy of The Complete Works of Emily Bronte, 2 
Vols, 1910 — 191 1, in the Library of the British Museum. The 
Press-mark isoi2J7V f i. 



DREAMS 

AND OTHER POEMS 



AXNK BRONTE 



PKIXTKI) 1(JR I'iUNATi; CIRCULATION ONLY 
1917 



EDIT/ONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 127 

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[Dreams : 191 7] 
Drccims / cind Other Poems / By / Anne Bronte / 
London : / Printed for Private Circulation only/ 1917. 

Collation: — Foolscap quarto, pp. 22 ; consisting of: flalf- 
title (with blank reverse) pp. i — 2 ; Title-page, as 
above (with blank reverse) pp. 3 — 4 ; Table of 
Contents (with blank reverse) pp. 5 — 6 ; and Text 
of the Poems pp. 7 — 22. There are headdines 
throughout, each verso being headed Dreams, 
and each recto and Other Poems. The book is 
completed by a leaf with blank reverse, and with 
the following imprint upon its recto, '' London : I 
Printed for Thomas J Wise, Hanipstead, N. W. j 
Edition limited to Thirty Copies.'" The signatures 
are B, a double sheet of 8 leaves, inset within an 
unsigned sheet of 4 leaves. 

Issued in pale pink paper wrappers, with untrimmed edges, 
and with the title-page reproduced upon the front. The 
leaves measure 8|x6| inches. 

Thirty Copies only were printed. 

Contents. 

PAGE 

Dreams. \_lVhi/e on viy tone/y couch I lie,'] 5 

^^C\u. UK Aww." \_Call me atvay, theres nothin^i here] . . 7 

The Power of Love. \_Love, indeed thy strength is mighty] . 10 

The Lover. [Gloomily the elot/ds are sailing] 13 

Severed AND Gone. [Severed and gone, so many years,] . . 16 

Portions of Dreams and Severed and Gone were printed, but 
with many inaccuracies of text, in Z^w/z/c' /'.y^wi-, 1915, pp. 395- 



128 Bir.LIOGRAPHV OF T/fE IIRONTES. 

296 and 304-305 ; the remaining |iicces apfjcarcd here for the 
first time. As a specimen I give the verses entitled Dreams : — 
While OH my lonely couch I lie, 

I seldom feel myself alone. 
For fancy Jills my dreaming:; eye 

With scenes and pleasures of its ir,vn 
Then I may cherish at my l>reast 

An infant's form beloved and fair . 
May smile and soothe it into rest. 

With all a mother s fondest care. 
Ho-iv sweet to feel its helpless form 

Depending thus on me alone ; 
.hid while I hold it safe and warm 

What bliss to think it is mv 07i<n. 
And ,i; lances then may meet my eves 

That dayli)^ht never shewed to me : 
What raptures in my bosom rise 

Those earnest looks of love to see. 
To feel my hand so kindly prest, 

To kmrw myself beloved at last ; 
7o think my heart has found a rest, 

My life 0/ solitude is past. 
But then to wake and find it fioion. 

The dream of happiness destroyed ; 
To find myself unbn'ed, alone, 

What tongue can speak the dreary void ! 
A heart whence 'warm affections flmv. 

Creator, thou hast given to me ; 
And am I only thus to know 

J/o7V sweet the Joys of hwe would be 1 

riK-rc is a copy of Dreams and Other Poems in the Library of 
tile lirilibh Museum. The I'ress-mark is C. ", . d. id. 



PART in. 

EDITIONES PRINCIPES, etc. 

THE BOOKS OF THE REV. PATRICK BRONTE 



PART III. 

EDITIONES PRINCIPES, etc. 
THE BOOKS OF THE REV. PATRICK BROxNTE 

(I) 
[Paul Telltruth : i8 — ] 

Paul Telltruth. 

No copy of this book, perhaps the earHest of the Bronte Series, 
has yet been discovered. Our sole knowledge of it consists of 
two paragraphs in A Brief Treatise on the best Time arid Mode of 
Baptism, 1836, the first of which includes the following passage : — 

" My friend, Peter Pontifex, I am glad to see you once more. 
But ere I proceed much further, I must correct a mistake, of which 
I was guilty in my first publication, etititled ^ Paul Telltruth.^ In 
that work, as I thought you had a coadjutor, I wrote some tlmigs 
which might seem to have reference to the Rev. W. IVinterbotham." 

Later on in the same Treatise the Rev. author remarks : — 

" Did I throw the first stone in our baptismal controversy ? 

verily I did not. ' The Strange Sight ' first made its appearance, 

then Mr. Hey's tract ; then Peter Pontifex, then the answer ; 

again, 'Paul Telltnith's Neck Broken r ; and lastly this little 

tract IV ill appear.''' 

K 2 



1.32 /UlUJOdRA/'I/Y OF 77//-: nh'tWTKS. 

Paul Tilltruth was tlic ahovc-nicntioned ' answer,' which it 
api)ears was in its turn replied to in Paul Telltruth's Neck Broken, 
a title which throws one's mind back to Thomas Nash and 
' Martin Marprelatc,' and the Puritan tracts of the times of the 
(!ivil War. It would aj^pear, then, that in seeking for a copy of 
/\iu/ Telltruth we must look for a slender controversial pamphlet 
upon the subject of Baptism dated somewhere about the year 
1 8 10. P)Ut I am by no means satisfied that this date is approxi- 
mately correct. A Brief Treatise on Baptism did not appear 
until 1836, and twenty-si.\ years looks far too extended a period 
for a petty local religious controversy to have survived. It seems 
to me more likely that when the Rev. Patrick lironte committed 
himself to the statement that Paul Telltruth was his ' first 
publication' he wrote loosely, and that what he really intended 
to say was that the tract was his first |)ublication in connection 
with the series then in (|uestion. If this view is a correct one, 
then 1830 is a far more probable date than 18 ro. 

'Peter Poniifex' was the Rev. M. Saunders, Baptist minister 
at Hall Green Chapel, Haworth. 

Now that particular attention is drawn to it, wc may hope that 
before long a copy of Paul Telltruth may be unearthed. The 
position it possibly holds as the first item in Bronte literature (an 
assumption which, however, I am not prepared to accept) would 
alone serve to render the recovery of ' the brochure a pleasing 
cvcni. 



f2) 

[Cot TALI'. I'or.Ms : iSi i | 

Cottai^f poems, / \\\ tlu: / Rcw I'atriik RroFite. 
\\.\. / Miiiislcr / of / liartshcKl-ciiin-Cliflon, / 
near Leeds, Yorkshire. / .11! you ivlio .(itni the 



COTTAGE POEMS, 

BY THE 

REV. PATRICK BRONTE, B. A. 

MINISTER 

CF 

jtlARTSHEAD-CtJM-CLIFTON, 

NEAR LEEDS, YOP.KSHIRE. 



All you who turn the sturdy soil. 
Or ply the loom with daily toil, 
And lowly on, through lite turnioil 

For scanty fare : 
Attend : and gather richest spoil. 

To sooth your care. 



Printed and sold hy F, K. Hold'-n^ for ihc Aidhnv. 

Said also by B. Crosby and Co. Sutimcrs'Court, I-onJo-i , 

F. Houhton ami Son, Wel'.ir^ton ; 

aTitl by the Bookjcliets o." iiaiifax, L^cJi, York, Sc?. 

ISII. 



EDITfO.VES PRrNCIPES, ETC. 135 

sturdy soil, \ Or ply the loom ivith daily toil, \ And 
loivly on, through life turmoil / For scanty fare : j 
Attend: and gather richest spoil, / To sooth your 
care. / Halifax : / Printed and sold by P. K. Holden, 
for the Author. / Sold also by B. Crosby and Co. 
Stationers'-Court. London ; / F. Houlston and 
Son, Wellington ; / and by the Pooksellers of 
Halifax, Leeds, York. cV. / 181 1. 

Collation : — Foolscap octavo, printed in Ilalf-sheet.s, pp. 
XV+136; consisting of: Half-title (with blank 
reverse) pp. i — ii ; Title-page, as above (with blank 
reverse) pp. iii — iv ; Table of Contents (with blank 
reverse) pp. v — vi ; Preface, styled Advert isevient, 
pp. vii— XV ; the reverse of p. xv is blank ; and 
Text of the Poems pp. i — 136. At the foot of 
p. 136 is the following imprint, '^ P. K. Holden, 
Printer, Halifax:' Pages 14, 42, 62, 68, 94, no 
and 128 are blank. The head-line is Cottage Poems 
throughout, upon both sides of the page. The 
signatures are A to T (nineteen half-sheets, each 
4 leaves). 

Issued in blue-grey paper boards, lettered " Bronte s j 
Cottage I Poems / Price j T)S. 6d." across the back. Also 
lettered " Brontes / Cottage / Poems " upon the front cover, 
the letterpress being set up within a large ornamental 
rectangular frame. The same ornamental frame, enclosing 
a fruital device, is repeated upon the back cover. The 
leaves, which are untrimmed, measure 6§ X4 inches. 



136 niBIJOGRArnV of the BRONTES. 

At a later date ' remainder ' copies of the Kirst Editions of 
Cot/af:;e Poems and 77ii' Rural Minstrel were put up together in 
one volume, bound in dark green cloth boards, gilt lettered. In 
order that the two volumes might range, the leaves of the latter 
were trimmed at foot to the reciuired si/e. 

A facsimile of the title-page of the First Edition of Cottage 
Poems is given herewith. 



Contents. 



r\i.v. 



Epi.stle to the Rev. J. B„ Whilst Journeying kor 
THE Recovery of his He.m.th. [ When 7varm\i witli 

zeal, my rustic muse,^ i 

The Happy Cotiac.er.s. \^One sunny morn of ^J/./r, ] ... 15 
The Rain now. \The sho-iver is past, and the sky,\ .... n 
\V'inter-Ni(;h r Mi:ditations. [Rude printers come, the 

sky's o'ercast,] 43 

Verse.s sent to a Lady on hek liiRTH-nAV. [The joyous 

day illumes the sky,'\ 63 

The Irish Caiiin. [Should poverty, modest and clean,] . . 69 
To thi: 1\i;v. J. ('.iiimn, on his improved edition ok ihe 
I'ii-crim's Tkocress. [When, Re7'erend Sir, your ^ood 

^'•it];",] S? 

The ('otta(;e Maid. [Alo/t, on the brow of a mountain,] . 95 
The Spider and I'I.y. [The sun shines bright, the nuyrnin^^s 

fiir,] 105 

Episti.E to a Voi'NC Ci-KRCVMAN. [Afy yoiithfu I brother, 

oft I loni:;, I Ill 

Episti.E to the LAiiorRiNC. I'oor. [All you icho turn the 

sturdy soil, ] 1 1 (> 

The Coitacer's Hymn. [J/yfood is but .(pcrre,] .... 129 





THE 

RURAL MINSTREL 

A MISCELLANY | 

OF 

BESCBIFTIVE POEMS. 



BY THE REV. P. BRONTE, A. B. 

MINISTER 

or 

HARTSHEAD-CUM-CLIPTOI^, 

NEAR LEEHS, \ORI>;si;iRE. 



The smile of spring, the fragr.int summer's breeze, 

The fields of autiimn and the naltcd trees, 

Hoarse, braying through stern winter's doubling storms 

E'en rural scenery, in all its forms, 

When pure religion rules the feeling heart, 

Compose the soul, and sweetest joys impart. 



HALIFAX : 

PRISTKD AM) SOLD BY P. Ki UOl.DE.V. FOR TI!E AITIJOR. 
JOI.n AL^O bY 

H. AND R. CROSBY «c Co. M ATIOMIRS'-COURT, l.O.NDO.V; 
Ana by all other Bookicllcri. 



1813. 



EDITIOXES PRlNCrPES, ETC. 139 

The Co/fai^e Foeiiis wcxc reprinted in /'/-t- Lif\aiid Works of 
Charlotte Bronte and her Sisters, 1873 [and later dates], Vol. 4, 
pp. 451—506. 

Also included in Bronteana, Edited by J. Horsfall l\uner, 
1898, pp. 17 — 67. 

There is a copy of the First Edition of Cottas;e Poevis in the 
library of the British Museum. The Press-mark is 1x646. ccc. 
8. Another copy is preserved in the Bronte Museum at 
Haworth. 

(3) 

[The Rural Minstrel: 1.S13] 

The / Rural Minstrel : / A Miscellany / of / 
Descriptive Poems. / By the Rev. P. Bronte, A.P>. / 
Minister/ of/ Hartshead-cum-Clifton, / Near Leeds, 
Yorkshire. / The smile of spring, the fragrant 
snnwiers breeze, / The fields of antumn, and the 
naked trees, / Hoarse, braying through stern winters 
doubling storms ; \ Ken rural scenery, in all its 
forms, I When pure religion rules the feeling 
heart, \ Compose the soul, and siveet est joys impart. / 
Halifax : / Printed and sold by P. K. Holden, for 
the Author. / Sold also by / B. and R. Crosby & 
Co. Stationers'-Court, London ; / And by all other 
Booksellers. / 18 13. 

Collation :— Duodecimo, printed in Half-sheets, pp 
xii-fio8; consisting of: Half-title (with blank 



I40 lUBLIOGRAPllV (^F THE BROXTl-.S. 

reverse) pp. i — ii ; Title-page, as above (with blank 
reverse) pp. iii — iv ; Table of Contents (with blanU 
reverse) pp. v — vi ; IVcface, styled Advcrtisemcut, 
|)p. vii — xii ; aiul Text of the Poems pj). i — loS. 
At the foot of p. io8 is the following imprint, 
" Holden, Printer, Halifax." The head-line is P/ie 
A' // m/ J////j7/r/ throughout, upon both sides of the 
j)age. Pages i6, 34, 42, 54 antl 64 arc blank. The 
signatures are A to K (ten half sheets, each 6 
leaves 1. 

Issued in bluc-grc\' paper boards, with untrinuned edges, 
and with a white paper back-label reading "' Brontes j 
Rural I Minstrel. / Price 3^-." The lea\es measure 
6* X 4 inches. 

At a later date 'remainder' co{)ies of the l'"irsl lAJitions of Tlu 
Rural Minstrel and Cottat^e Poems were put up together in one 
volutiie, in dark green cloth boards, gilt lettered. In order that 
the two volumes might be of uniform size, the leaves of tiie 
lornier were trimmed at foot to the extent re(iuirod. 

A facsimile of the title page of the first lulilion of T/ie Rural 
Minstrel is given herewith. 

Contents. 

Tiir. .S.\i!B.\rH lii-.r.i,. \P>t"it<liih\ tlie morning:; oer the Hush- 

ini^ sl:\\ 1 I 

KiKKsr.M.i, Ar.i'.KV. A I'l; a(;mi;.\ r 01 a Romamic 'I'ai.k. 

\I{er leaden sceptre^ swaxi'd tlie niidni^:;lit hour,^ .... 17 

l'',.\ ri'.Mi'ORARV Vkrsks, Wriitkn at a Rkvkrknp I'RII.ND's 
HoiisK, DiRiNo His Ahsknck. [Ma^^nifieenee, with all 
her cund'erous train, 1 ; q 



COITAGE 

IN THE WO OB; 

on riiK 

'^rt of liffoming IXid) nntr 2?appi>. 



BY THK 1U:V. P. HROXTK, A.D. 
viiMSTKn OF rnoiisroN. hiiaupobd, vohkhhirf. 



" Hi'ppy ir fln"iiiaii (Iwt f nilHIi wis-iloiil, nn.1 llr-- iiia.i lli.if jfti.-'is 
uiiilrmtiiiidins. For t lie inTcljaridi-f of il i.-^ U-ic<t iLaii (lip ii;rrt'i:A;i 
i'i^< ol -ilv. r, I'l'l (hi- ;;.ijn llicrcof than f;iiet;i>l(l." ■• Prov. lii. i3, »r 



33ratifor)3 : 

Pnnlt/f and Sold bi/ T. InkcsU-', . 

kOin AL«0 BY StlF.R\VOOD A \D CO. r.ONUON; ROBINSKN 

ANnco. i.KKns ; iroLDEV, Halifax ; .1. ihrst, 

WAKKFIKLD: and ail other BI'OKSF.LI.SM*. 

IS 1.3. 



EDIT/ONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 143 

Lines, addrksskd to a Lady, ont her Birtii-day. \Grav6 

night, in el'on chariot hurled,] 4 ^ 

A^\iL}iG\.[Andisheg(me?~andhashelcftl>ehin(/,] . . 55 
Reflections, by Moonlight. [Ruddy and round, the slozvly 

rising moon,] f,- 

Winter. \See! hoiv the 7vi)ilers ho^vling storms,^ .... 71 
Rural Happiness. [The smile of spring, the fragrant 

sitnuner's breeze,] ^ 7 

The Distress and Relief. [A//nighty God, enthroned on 

^^^i^ 8t 

The Christian's Farewell. [ With 7c>helniing force, the 

fierce disease, ] or 

The Harper ok Erin. [./// ancient Iiarper, skilled in rustic 

'^'^'■^•■] 97 

The Rural Minstrel was reprinted in Bronteana, Edited by 
J. Hoisfall Turner, 1898, pp. 68 — 99. 

Tliere is a copy of the First Edition of The Rural Minstrel m tlie 
Library of the British Museum. The Press-mark is 11642. aaa. 9. 
A copy is also preserved in the Bronte Museum at Haworth. 



(4) 
[The Cottage in the Wood: 1815] 

The / Cotta.nre / In the Wood; / Or the /Art of 
becoming- Rich and Happy. / By the Rev. P. Bronte. 
A.B./ Minister of Thornton, Bradford, Yorkshire. / 
" Happy is the man that findelh ivisdoni, and the man 
that getteth / understanding. For the merchandise 
0/ it is better than the merchan- / dise of silver, and 



144 III li 1. 1 OCR Amy OF THE DROXTES. 

(he ^ain thereof than fine i^^old.'' — ^Prov. iii. 13, 14. / 
Ikadford :/ Printed and Sold l)y T. Inkersley;/ 
Sold also by Sherwood and Co. London ; Robinson / 
and Co. Leeds; Molden, Halifax; J. Hurst, / 
Wakefield ; and all other Pooksellers. / 181 5. 

Collation: — Small octavo, pp. 68; ajnsistincj (jf: Titlc- 
pa;^c, as above (with blank reverse; pp. i — 2 ; 
and Text of the Story, &c. pp. 3—68. At the 
foot of p. 68 is tiie following imprint, " T. Inkersley, 
Printer, Bradfordr The liead-line is Cottage in 
the Wood \.\\xow\£ao\\\., upon both sides of the page. 
The register is somewhat unusual ; the signatures 
are A to D, four sheets, each 8 leaves. But 
each sheet has a single leaf inset within it. thus 
giving 9 leaves to each signature. The last 2 
leaves of Sig. D are blank. The book was issued 
without aii\- llalf-tillc. 

Issued in drab paper boards backed with a strip of green 
roan, and lettered perpendicularly " Cottage / in the Woody 
The leaves, which are trimmed, measure SiJXji! inches. 
It is of ccjurse possible that copies may exist with the 
edges left unt rimmed, but I have never come across 
one. 

The book is furnished with a Frontispiece, engraved upon copper 
by E. Stather, after a drawing by V. James, ilhistraling the incident 
described upon |). 13 of the text. By a curious error the reference 
at the foot of this plate directs attention to p. 21 instead of to 
p. I 5. I'agc .jS is niisnunibered S4. 



EDITION ES PRINCIPES, ETC. 145 

The last 20 pages of the volume are occupied by the followhig 
four Poems : — 

The Pious Coita(;er's Sabrath. \Deep in yon wood, be- 
neath a spreading tree,\ 49 

The Nightly Revkl. {Around the table, pollsKd goblets 

shine,] 55 

Epitaphs : 

I. On Mary Bower. \^ls there a daughter kl/id and 

good,] 65 

11. On William Bower. yUere, sceptic, stop: perverse 

to own a lie ! — ] 66 

A facsimile of the title-page of the First Edition of The Cottage 
in the JVood is given herewith. 

A Second Edition of The Cottage in the Wood was published by 
T. Inkersley, of Bradford, in 181 8. Another edition, with the 
concluding 20 pages of verse omitted, was published as a pam- 
phlett of 16 pages by M. Nelson, of Bradford, in 1859 ; some 
copies of the pamphlet, stitched into wrappers in the following 
year, have the date i860 upon the front cover. Another edition, 
again with the verses omitted, was issued in 1865 as a 16-page 
pamphlet by J- Harrison and Son, of Bingley. 

The story was also reprinted in The Cottage Magazine, Vol. 6, 
June 181 7. Finally it was included, with the verses complete, 
and with a wretched reproduction of the original Frontispiece 
which appeared in the first edition of 181 5, in Brontcana, Edited 
by J. Horsfall Turner, 1898, pp. 100 — 130. 

There is at present no copy of the First Edition of The Cottage 
in the Wood in the Library of the British Museum. There is, 
however, an example in the Bronte Museum at Haworth. 

L 



146 nillLIOGKArilY Ol- THE IIROXTES. 

(5) 
ITiiK Maid of I\ii,l.\rm:v : i.SiS] 

TIk' / Miiid of Kilhirncy; / Or, / All)ion and 
blora : / A Modern Tale ; / In which are inter- 
woven some cursory remarks / on / Rehi^ion and 
Politics. / " — quantjuaui ridoiteni diccrc vcniiu [ 
"' Quid vctat ? ut piLcris oliDi dant crust iila blandi \ 
" /\)tiorcs, c/cDicula I'diul ut disccir prima — / * * / 
" 0))ine tulil punciuui, qui uiiscuit utile dulci / 
" Lectorevi delcctando, paritcrque nwnoido.' — 1 lor. / 
London ; / Published by Paldwin, Cradock. and 
Joy, / Paternoster- Row ; / Sold also by T. 
liikcrsle\', Bradford; ivobinson and Co. / Leeds; 
and all other P)ooksellers. / iSi8. 

Collation : — Duodecimo, printed in half-sheets, pp. vi + 7 — 
1 66; consisting of : Title-page, as above (with blank 
reverse) pp. i — ii ; Preface pp. iii — vi ; and Te.xt of 
the Tale pp. 7 — 166. Following p. 166 is a leaf 
carr)-ing a List of Errata upon its recto, and with 
the following imprint at the foot of tiic reverse, 
" T. Jiikerstev, Printer, Bank-Street, Ihadfoni." The 
signatures are A to O (fourteen half-sheets, each 6 
leaves j. The book was issued without any I Lilf-titlc. 

Issued in hluc-grey paper boards, backed with dr.ib, with 
white paper back-label, lettered " 'J7ie j Maid j of j Kittarneyj 
Price 3.V. Gd. Bd." The leaves, which are untriinmed, 
measure y^e.XJil inches. The book is a rare one, and I 



THE 



MAID OF KILLARNBY 



ALBION AND FLORA 



A MODERN TALE; 



IX WHICH ARE INTERWOVEX SOME CURSORY REMARKS 



jjadifjion antj ^olitirs. 



ctnm, ijui ]iM3.M'it Hlilp dii 



LONDON : 

RLI^HKn BY BALnWJ.V, cnArorK, A> 



SKllMON 

IN THE CHURCH OP HAWORTH, 

(hi S, unlay, the 12//( Day of ScpUnthcr, 1821, 

And c.rtiaordinury Eniption nj Mild and Waler, 

TH»T lUUTVKEV PUCE TEN n»v>i seroRC, 
rN THE MOORS OK THAT CIUI'F.LRY 



UV THE REV. P. BRONTE, A.15 

]neifvnh«>Dt nf Uftw.ir.h. neu Krigliloy. 



' Wbnidid tl» wav« ao luncklllv oVrlrap 
' Thcii aiKUll taarriut, delufinic (In dry t 
* yitwffoni tmiMth. aod mfftcurt fromftbov 
' PoiKitow, omuniplrtl, nonpluecd. 




IUt\r)KOIU) 

rnlNTX-D AND SOLD BT T. UTTIGRSr^EY, SKtSaE-aTKEBT ; 

AVn AI.L1IT1I1.R IKiOK'.HLI 1H5. 



PRICE SlXPLycii 



EDITIONKS PRIXCIPF.S, ETC. 151 

have only succeeded in learning of the existence of two 
examples of it. One of these is preserved in the Bronte 
Collection in the Public Library, Moss Side, Manchester. 
The other was formerly the property of Mr. Butler Wood, 
of Bradford, who was generous enough to present it to me 
when I asked him for the loan of it for the purpose of 
the present Bibliography. 

A reduced facsimile of the title-page of the First Edition of T/ic 
Maid of Killarney is given herewith. The Tale was reprinted in 
Broiitcana, Edited by J. Horsfall Turner, 1898, pp. 131 — 200. 

There is at present no copy of the First Edition of TJn Maid of 
KilhiDiey in the Library of the British Museum. 

(6) 
[Sermon in reference to an Earthquake : 1824] 

A / Sermon / preached / In the Church of Hav^^orth, / 
On Sunday, the 12th day of September, 1824, / in 
reference to an / P^arthquake, / And extraordinary 
Eruption of Mud and Water, / that had taken 
place ten days before, / In the Moors of that 
Chapelry. / By the Rev. P. Bronte, A.B. / 
Incumbent of Haworth, near Keighley, / " When. 
were the winds / ''Let slip with such a warrant to 
destroy ? \ " When did the tvaves so haughtily 
derleap / " Their ancient barriers, deluging the 
dry ? I " fires from beneath, and meteors from 
above, / ''Portentous, unexampled, unexplained, j 
'• ffave kindled beacons in the skies; and the old / 



1,2 niBLiOGRArnv of the uroxtks. 

" And crazy earlh has had her shakiiij^ fits j ''More 
frequent, and foi'egone her usual rest/ \ Covvper. / 
Bradford : / Printed and sold by T. Inkersley, 
Bridge-Street ; / And all other Booksellers. / 1824. ' 
Price Sixpence. 

Collation: — Demy octavo, pp. 16; consisting of: Title- 
paj^e, as above (with blank reverse) pp. i — 2 ; 
Advertisement to the Reader p. 3 ; and Text of the 
Sermon pp. 4 — 16. At the foot of p. 16 is the 
following imprint, " Printed at the Columbian Press, 
by T. Inkersley, Bradford!' There are no head- 
lines, the pages being numbered centrally in Arabic 
numerals. There are also no signatures, the 
pamphlet (which was issued without a half-title^ 
consisting of a single sheet folded to form 16 pages. 

Issued stitched, and without wraj^pers. The leaves, which 
are untrimmed, measure 8iJ x 5I inches. 

A reduced facsimile of the title-page of the First Edition of .•/ 
Sermon preached . . in reference to an Earthijuake'\'^ given herewith. 

Tiie tract was reprinted in Tico Sermons preached in the Church 
of Ha'ivorth. . . Also A Phenomenon, or An Account in Verse of the 
Extraordinary disruption of a Boi:;. . . By the Rev. Patrick 
Bronte. . . Haworth : Publisfu-d by R. Brown [1SS5]. I'he 
Sermon occupies pp. 29 — 41. 

Also incluelcd in lUonteana, Kdited by J. HorsfaUruriier. 1898, 
pj). 209—219. Also in Tlie Cottai^e Magazine, 1825, pp. 9 — 18. 

There is at present no copy of the First Edition of A Sermon 
preac/ted in the Church of Naicorth in reference to an Eartltquake, 
1824, in the Library of the British Museum. There are, however, 
two copies in tlie I'.rontc Museum at Hawoith. 




AN ACCOUNT IW VSRSE, 

<<v Tin; 

«?.vtraort(utari> Oisniptiou of a Uog 

1 10 i. p ■•' .1 '111- %f ooti of flonord.. 



On Ih.! \-2lk Da,/ of Srpltnibtr, 182-J : 



..^ ii lIi:a'^57A^ia)-■ii'D r;'Z 



l-Oll THK IIIOIKII < I.ASSKS IS ftfXDAY-s« llOOL S. 



i;v Tin: iii.v. 1'. ijuovri., v 

rucHmtrnlof Hiwoilh, n*ii K<ig!iley. 



miADl'OUI): 



I'RINTED AND -iOlD IIV T. INKUIl'^l.EV, nRIUGE-STRF.EV , \sn RV 
r. \>ESTI.EV, STATU)NER>'-C01:RT, LONDON. 

18'>1. 

Pript Ttvop^ie. 

(i;ntrrf> nt ^•..■.Srntrf'-U}.Tll.) 



m 



EDITIONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 155 

(7) 
[The Phenomenon: 1824] 

The / Phenomenon ; / Or, / An Account in Verse, / 
of the / Extraordinary Disruption of a Bog, / Which 
took place in the Moors of Haworth, / On the 12th 
day of September, 1824 : / Intended / As a Reward- 
Book / for the Higher Classes in Sunday-Schools. / 
By the Rev. P. Bronte, A.B. / Incumbent of 
Haworth, near Keighley. / Bradford : / Printed and 
sold by T. Inkersley, Bridge-Street, and by / 
F. Westley, Stationers'-Court, London. / 1824. / 
Price Twopence. / (Entered at Stationers'- Hall.) 

The dale " 12th day of September'" upon the title page is a 
misprint ; it should he " 2nd day of September.'" 

Collation: — Duodecimo, pp. 12; consisting of : Title-page, 
as above, p. i ; Prose Introduction To My Young 
Readers pp. 2 — 5 ; and Text of the Poem pp.6 — 12. 
There are no head-lines, the pages being numbered 
centrally in Arabic numerals. At the foot of p. 12 
is the following imprint, " T. Inkersley, Printer, 
Bradford" There are no signatures, the pamphlet 
(which has no half-title) being composed of a single 
half-sheet folded to form twelve pages. 

Issued stitched, and without wrappers. The leaves, which 
are untrimmed, measure 7.VX4.V inches. 

A reduced facsimile of the title-page of the First Edition of The 
Phenviiienon is given herewith. 



iSf> lUni.liKlRArilV OF THE r,Ro.\Ti:s. 

Contiiits. 

VMW. 

Till. l'iiKNr)MKNo\. \T/ie i:;/oicin)^ East in lin'vly lines was 

drest,\ . . . . : r, 

The Phenoinenon was reprinted in T'wo Sermons preixched in f/ie 
Church of Ifaworlh. . . Also A Phenomenon, or An Account in 
Verse of the Extraordinary disruption of a Pos;. . . By the Kn\ 
Patrick Bronte. . . JLnvorth : Pnldished l>y R. Brown [1885]. 
'i'lif PoLiii occupies pp. 17 — 37. 

Also included in Ihonteana, Iklited hy j. llorsfall Turner, 
1898, pp. 201 — 20S. 

There is at present no co|)y of the I'irst I'.dilion of The Pheno- 
menon in the Library of the IJritish Museum ; but a line example 
may be seen in the Ikonte Museum at Haworlii. 



(8) 
ITiii: .SicNs oi' TiiF, TiMi'S : 1S35I • 

The / Sions of the Times; / Or / A l-'aniiliar 
Treatise / on some / Pohtical Indications / in the 
Year 1835. / \\\ V. I^r(-)nte. A.I').. / Incumbent of 
Ilaworih, near iM'adlord. N'lM'kshire. / Keii^^hley : / 
rrintecl 1)\ l\. Akcd. IJookseller, Low-Street ; and 
sold / by \\ . ("rotts. 19, Chancery- Lane, London; 
and all / I Jookscllcrs. / .mixtcww. 

Collation: — Duodecimo, pp. 21 ; consi.sting of: Half-title 
{\\\\\\ blank reverse) p|). i — 2 ; Title-pa!j;c. as alien e 
(with blank reverse; pp. 3 — 4 ; and Text ^-''i the 



THE 

SIGNS OF THE TIMES; 

OB 

A FAMILIAR TREATISE 

ON SOME 

IN THE YEAR 1836. 



BY P. BRONTE, A. B., 

INCUMBENT OF HAWORTH, NEAR BRADFORD, TORKSIIIRE. 



PRINTED Br R, ARED, BOOKSEUER, LOW-STREET,- AND SOLD 

BY W. CROFTS, 19, CHANCERY-LANE, LOKDON ; AND ALL 

BOOKSELLERS. 

MOOCCXTXT. 






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rillKFLT IN 



ANSWER TO A TRACT 




rETER rO NT IF EX, 



V. M. S , BAPTIST MINISTER 



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EDIT/ONES PRINC/PES, ETC. i6r 



Ian 



Treatise pp. 5—21. The reverse of p. 21 is bl 
There are no head-lines, the pages being numbered 
centrally in Arabic numerals. There are also no 
signatures, the pamphlet consisting of a single sheet 
folded to form 24 pages. The last leaf is a blank. 
Issued in dark blue paper wrappers, with the title-page, 
enclosed within an ornamental rectangular frame, repro- 
duced upon the front. The words ''Price Six-pence" are 
added at foot, below the rule. The leaves, which are 
trimmed, measure 7x4} inches. 

A reduced facsimile of the title-page of the First Edition of 
The SigJis of the Times is given herewith. 

The Signs of the Times was reprinted in Brontcana, Edited by J. 
Horsfall Turner, 189S, pp. 220 — 232. 

There is at present no copy of the First Edition of The Signs 
of the Times in tlie Library of the British Museum, but one is 
preserved in the Bronte Museum at Haworth. 

. (9) 

[A Treatise on Baptism : 1836] 

A / Brief Treatise / on the / Best time and mode 
of Baptism, / Chiefly in / Answer to a Tract / of / 
Peter Pontifex, / alias the / Rev. lAI. S— *, Baptist 
Minister. / By P. Bronte, A.B. / Incumbent of 
Haworth, Yorkshire. / Price Three-pence. / 
Keighley : / Printed by R. Aked, Bookseller, Low- 
Street. / MDCCCX.XXVI. 

* The Ker. M. SanmU, s 

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1 62 ninUOGRAPIIY OF THE liROXTES. 

Collation : — Duodecimo, pp. 24 ; consisting of: Titlc-papjc. 
as above (with blank reverse) pp. i — 2 ; and Text 
of the Treatise pp. 3—24. At the foot of p. 24 is 
the f<jllovving imprint, '' Aked, Printer, Keighley." 
There are no hcaddincs, the pages being numbered 
centrally in Arabic numerals. There arc also no 
signatures, the pami^hlet (which was issued without 
any half-title) consisting of a single sheet folded to 
fcjrm 24 pages. 

Issued, probably, stitched and without wrappers. The 
leaves of the only known copy are trimmed, and measure 
G'l X 4^ inches. 

The original edition of A Brief Treatise on Baptism is an 
exceedingly rare piece, so rare indeed that at the present time only 
a single example is available. Tliis was formerly the property of 
the late Mr. Lewis Hainswtuih, of Bradford, and from it the 
Trfulisc was reprinted in Jirontcana, Edited by J. Horsfall 
'I'uiiRi, !<Sg8, pp. 233—251. Upon the death of Mr. Hains- 
wmth liis library passed into the possession of his nephew, Mr. 
AlbcM llaiiisworth, to whose kindness I am indebted for the loan 
of the pamphlet. 

A reduced facsimile of the title-page of the First Edition of 
A Ihief Treatise on Baptism is given herewith. The inscri[)tion 
at its head is in the handwriting of the author, the Rev. Tatrirk 
IJronte. The Rev. A\illiam Morgan, to whom the pamphlet was 
l)rescnled, was the husband of Mrs. Bronte's cousin, Miss Fenncll, 
after whose death he married Miss l\hiry Alice Gibson. 

There is at present no copy of the I'irst I'.dition of . / Ihief 
Treatise on the Inst time and mode rf Baptism in the Libnuy of 
the British Museum. 



EDIT/ ONES PRTNCrPES. ETC. ,6^ 

(10) 

[A Funeral Sermon: 1S42] 

A Funeral Sermon / For the late / Rev. William 
Weightman, M.A.. / Preached / In the Church of 
Haworth, / on Sunday, the 2nd of October, 1842, / 
By the Rev. Patrick Bronte, A.B., Incumbent' / 
The Profits, if any, to o-q in aid of the Sunday / 
School. / Halifax: / Printed by J. U. Walker, 
Georo-e-Street. / 1842. Price Sixpence. 

Collation :— Demy octavo, printed in half-sheets, pp 16 • 
consisting of: Title-page, as above (with blank 
reverse) pp. 1-2 ; and Text of the Sennon pp. 
3— 16. At the foot of p. 16 is the following imprint, 
" Walker, Printer, George- Street, Halifaxr There 
are no head-lines, the pages being numbered 
centrally ,n Arabic numerals. The signatures are 
A and B (two half-sheets, each 4 leaves). The 
pamphlet was issued without any Half-title. 

Issued in pale buff-coloured paper wrappers, with the title- 
page reproduced upon the front. The leaves, which are 
truTimed, measure 8-\ x Si\ inches. 

Reprinted in Two Sermons Preached in tlie C/iurcIi of Haworth. 
. . . Also A Phenomenon, or An Account in Verse of the Extra 
ordinary disruption of a Bog . . . Bv ilie Rev. Patriclz Bronte 
. . . Haworth: Published by R. Brown [1885J. The Sermon 
occupies pp. 5—15. 



1 64 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE BROXFES. 

/\Uo included in Brontfana. Edited hv T. Ilorsfall Turner. 
1898, pp. 252 — 262. 

There is at present no copy of the lust Kdiiion of A Funeral 
Sermon for the late Rev. William H'ei^hlmau, J/. A., in the 
Library ot' tlic British iMusc'Uin. 



.(II) 

[CoLLECTKi; Works of tiii. Rkv. Patrick 
I)RONTii : 1S98] 

Brontiiana. / The / Rev. I'atrick Bronte. A.B. / 
His Collecled Works and ]:\['c. I [froo</fu/\ / The 
Works ; and The Ikoiites of Ireland / luhted, 
&c.. ))>■ / J. IT^rsfall Turner, / Idcl, P,radford. / 
Bini:;iey : / Printed ior the Editor by T. Ilarrison 
& Sons. / 1898. 

Collation: — Crown octavo, |)[). x\-fiS— 304. Upon the 
reverse of p. xv, and coLintin;j^ as p. xvi, is a picture 
of Ma^c^hcrally Church. Followini^ tl.is is an un- 
numbered leaf with blank reverse, and with a |)icture 
of Drumball\roiu'y Church upon its recto. At the 
cominenceinent of the bo-tk, precedinj^f the half- 
title, is a leaf carrx'in;^ two portraits of the Ivev. 
I'atrick liroute. Seven other portr.iits and \iews 
arc^ included in the jxit^ination. 

Issued in dark jnuple cloth boards, j^ilt lettered. 

As originally planned this work was to havi- extended to four 
vohuncs. I'lic Hr.st consi.stcd of CharloUc Hrontc's Letters to 



KDITIONES PR I NCI PES, ETC. 165 

Miss Ellen Nussey. This was actually put into type, as already 
fully described in the first Part of the present Bibliography under 
No. 9, but was never completed. The second volume was the 
present, which contains a reprint of the whole of the Rev. 
Patrick Bronte's books and pamphlets, save the missing tract Paul 
Telltnith. To these was added a reprint of the poem On 
Halley's Cofiiei in 1835, which originally appeared in Holroyd's 
Bradfordian in 1S61, together with an Appendix on The B?-ontt's 
of Ireland. A biography of the Rev. Patrick Bronte was to have 
occupied the pages of the third volume, whilst the fourth was to 
have been devoted to Bronte illustrations and a7ia. 

The second of these four volumes, now under consideration, is 
by no means an unimportant one, and is welcome as being the 
only form other than the scarce original editions in which the 
numerous pamphlets of the father of the Bronte sisters are to be 
met with. It is much to be regretted that so little editorial care 
was bestowed upon the work. Its pages abound in mis[)rints, and 
even some of the .so-called type-facsimile reproductions of the 
title-pages of the First Editions differ considerably from the titles 
they purport to represent. If a specific example be required, a 
comparison of the title of The Phenomenon as set forth by Mr. 
Horsfall Turner upon p. 201 of his book with the photograph 
of the same title which I have already given upon p. 154 will 
show how little Mr. lurner's work may be relied upon. The 
future Editor of the writings of the Rev. Patrick Bronte must still 
look to the original editions alone to furnish him with a correct 
and uninjured text. 

There is a copy of Bron/eana. Collected Works of the Rev. 
Pat?-ick Bronte, 1S9S, in the Library of the British Museum. 
The Press-mark is 12274. g. 10. 



PART IV. 
THE WORK OF BRANWELL BRONTE 



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PART IV. 
THE WORK OF BRANWELL BRONTE 

Branwell Bronte wrote much, but beyond one poem, T/ie 
Afghan IVar, which appeared in T/ie Leeds Intelligencer, he 
pubHshed nothing.* Six stanzas from his verse were quoted by 
Mrs. Gaskell in her Life of Charlotte ^w;i/i'/ twenty-three Poems 
and Sonnets were introduced by Mr. F. A. Leyland into his work 
on The Bronte Family; in Pictures of the Fast Mr. Francis H. 
Grundy printed An Impromptu Epistle; and in William 
Blackwood and his Sons Mrs. Oliphant gave three selections 
from specimens of his poetical work sent by Branwell to the 
Editor of Blackwood's Magazi?ie. But no volume has ever 
appeared under his name, and beyond the few items mentioned 
above nothing from his pen appeared in print until the present 
year, when I included A Reverie in the privately printed booklet 
The Orphans a?id Other Foems. 

But in common with his sisters Branwell in his early years 
composed many poems and prose stories. The majority of these 
were written in the minute hand affected by all four children, and 
many w^ere illustrated by crude sketches, some of which were 
roughly coloured. A list of these early efforts was printed by Mr. 
Shorter in an Appendix to his Life and Letters of the Brontes. 
But none of them have yet appeared in type, and it appears to 

* Mrs. Gaskell asserts ( Vol. /, chap, ix) that "he frequently contributed verses 
to The Leeds Mercury." This, however, is incorrect. A file of yhe Leeds 
Mercury has been thoroughly searched^ and no poem or prose article that can 
possibly be attributed to Branwell is to be found. 



1 7-' /U/!IJ()GRA/'HV OF Tini liRONTES. 

nic that to give u facsimile of a page or two of one of them, and 
to print a couple of short examples of the verse they contain^ 
will not be devoid of interest. 

By far the best of all the surviving; Branwell Manuscripts is 
The Wool is Risiiti^. Or, The An<:;rian Advenlurcr. This is an 
octavo booklet of twenty-four pages, measuring yjj x 4^",r inches, 
stitched into a stiff brown paper wrapper. I furnish facsimiles, 
the exact size of the original, of the title-page and one of the 
pages of text. The story is in prose, in eight chapters, but 
iiUroduced into it are .several sets of verses. One of these, the 
lines commencing, Bachvard I look upon my life, I give below. 
The literary value of the piece is not great, but it certainly possesses 
some biograi)hical importance. The second trifle, T'he Rover, 
belongs to an earlier date. It has no literary value whatever, but 
I print it here that it may be possible to judge what Branwell as 
a boy could do. 

Links. 

Backward I look upon my life. 
And see one waste of storm and strife. 
One tvrack of sorroius, hopes, and pain. 
Vanishing:; to arise ai:;ain ! 

That life has nuncd throui^h evening, 7vhere 
Continual shadotvs veiled my sphere ; 
J'rom youth's horizon up-ward rolled 
To lije\s meridian, dark and cold. 

The ^^atherin^ clouds of veni,'eance Jorm 
In many a sudden pourini:; storm, 

Yet sinking in the silence of the tomb : 
Save when the sudden lightning-flash, 
Or 'when the awakening thunder-crash 

Rolled through the desert hearty or glanced across its 
gloom. 







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THE WORK OF I'^RANW'FJ.L BRONTE. 175 

Yes, pride, Jiate, /ig/itui/ig, and ixiHbilioiis thunder 
A/one tould rend this iron heart asunder. 
I 7Vould not praise myself, or deem 
Me greater, />etter, than I seem. 
I know that I am dead and cold. 
My fortunes black, my spirit old. 

Yet there are echoes in my heart that ivcll 
Can ans-iver to the a7C'akening buglers swell. 

The}-e is a feeling in me which can warm 
]n the stern senate's strife or ocean storm. 
God's wrath, man's hatred, niv oivn misery, 
A Eoema/fs glance, a woman's smiling eye, 
All these may call, may centre all on me ; 

Yet like yon Niger surging to the sea 
Ca/i only sivell the tot rent of my soul. 

The Rover. 

Sail fast, sail fast, my gallant ship. 

The ocean thunders round thee : 
At length thou'rt in thy paradise, 

Thine oivn wide heaven around thee. 
The morning flashes up in light 

And strikes its beams before. 
Where yon wide streaks of lustre bright 

Lie like a fairy shore. 
The day presages storm and strife. 

Yet what need Percy care / 
Thy deck hath borne him throui^h the storm 

Shall bear him through the 7var. 
The thund'ring winds a?'e sivelling up 

And whistle through thy shroud, 
Yet overhead in the iron sky 

Hoiv sullen sleeps each cloud. 



176 lUIU.IOCRArnV OF THE BRONTES. 

I.o / yon fierce blast hath swept the seas 

And covered them with foam. 
Yet shall it force thee on thy way 

Mlierever thou mafst roam. 
The rich but ferbled merchant ship 

May quii'er to the }:;ale, 
But it shall ^uidc thee to thy prey. 

And swell thy eai^er sail. 
JFhen nij^ht and tempest gather up 

And shroud the stormy shy, 
The timid sheep may look to heaven 

With an imploring eye. 
But while they flock in frightened haste 

And crowd the narro7v 7cay, 
J I 'hat cares the lordly lion then 

JFho pounces on his prey ? 
The storm has but his reaper been 

To gather in his grain. 
And thus to thee, my ship, shall be 

This hoarse resounding main. 
Look, look, beneath yon thick black cloud 

On yon dark line of ivater, 
A fair and clustered argosie 

Just gathered for the slaughter. 
See how the spread sails glimmer while 

As, scudding far before. 
They steering in one steady line 

Fly o'er the 'watery roar. 
Ntnv rouse ye then, my gallant men. 

Rouse up with hearty cheer ! 
Quick, clear thy deck, croivd all your sail. 

Your cannon bring to bear ! 
My arms, mv arms, my trusty pike, 

Of tjuick and bloody blow. 



THE WORK OF HRANWETJ. BRONTK. 

My pistols blacky my sabre 7vhitc — 

Then omvard for the foe ! 
Ha ! Connor Gordon, steer ye J'ight, 

The winds confuse them mnv : 
As mid the i^eese a?i ea<^Ie's flii:;ht 

Amid them drive my prow. 
I stand upon my steady deck. 

Around jne flies tJie foam, 
My pirate ship skims in the blast 

Across her ocean home. 
The fleet, the Argosie before. 

With furled or shivered sail. 
Like helpless swans together cro'wd 

And tremble to the gale. 
A'ojv light your matches— from the smoke 

Bursts up one cruel thunder, 
Rebellious from the clouds above. 

And the ivhite surges under. 
They knotv us then ! They knoiv the Ihnvk, 

But dread hath paled their broiv : 
Furl in your sails, your irons cast, 

We're full upon them now. 
And fastened by our trusty hooks 

Von helpless galleon lies. 
Her hesitating broadside bursts 

In thunder to the skies. 
JFe heed it not. I forwa^-d rush 

Upon her shaking deck. 
And all my band of gallant hearts 

Have followed at my beck. 
Now through the thickening smoke and sleet 

One mighty tumult reigns, 
The sparkles fash across the eye. 

The blood toils throufi the veins. 



178 lUJU.IOGRAPlIV OF THE liRONTES. 

Man dashed on man. In trampled blood 

Strnv thick each groanin^^ plank ; 
Unheard^ unseen, the sabres clash 

Amid each gory rank. 
Whereon 1 dashed into the hold 

Upon a struggling foe ; 
All men., and smoke, and shouts aboi'e, 

A writhing wretch belo7v. 
He died. I rise and grasp a rope, 

Tm on the deck once more. 
And Percy s arm, and Percy's S7vord, 

Nmv bathe that deck with gore. 
An hour of tempest passes by, 

The galleon blazes no7i<, 
And smoke and slaughter cnm'd the deck 

And heap the bending protv. 
Our sivords seem groivn into our hands, 

Our eyes glance fiery light, 
And heaped beneath all scattered lie 

The 7vrecks of that wild fight. 

" Ye have done your 'work most gallantly. 

That precious merchandize 
In haste convey upon our deck. 

Your full and well-earned prize. 
Then fire the ship, and folloiv me 

To our own deck again. 
To chase the anvard 'wanderers 

Across yon stormy main." 

The e'i'cning sinks in sullen light 

Across the heaving sea. 
And sees Thk Rover o'er its -uwes 

Plough on her gallant ictiy. 



THE WORK OF BRANWELL BRONTE. 

While far behind across the surge 

A blaze of blood-red light 
Drifts on to windivard, shrouding round 

The relic of that fight. 
I see afar the blackened masts 

Stand 'gainst the flaring flame, 
And high in heaven the wreathing sntokc 

Curls o'er her dazzling frame. 
Those fires discharge her cannons 

With sullen sounding I'ooni, 
Till like a blood red jnoon she sinks 

Into her walerv tomb. 



PART V. 



CONTRIBUTIONS TO PERIODICAL 
LITERATURE, etc. 



PART V. 

CONTRIBUTIONS TO PERIODICAL 
LITERATURE, etc. 

The following list consists of Poems and Prose pieces, in- 
cluding Letters, by members of the Bronte family which appeared 
for the first time in the pages of Magazines and Newspapers, and 
in Books by authors other than themselves. Poems, etc., which 
were merely reprinted in such publications are excluded. 

(I) 

The Leeds Mercury, Decetiiber \^th, 1810, p. 3. 
By the Rev. Patrick Bronte. 

William Nowell. 

A letter of two full columns protesting against the 
arrest by the military authorities of a young man 
named William Nowell. It was alleged that Nowell 
had enlisted at Lee Fair a short time previously, 
and was a deserter from his regiment. Eventually 
it was proved in court that he had never been to 
Lee Fair at all, and he was released after suffering 
ten weeks' wrongful imprisonment. 



1 84 lunLiuuKAi'nv uF rm-: i:i<ontes. 



(2) 

The Piistoral Visitor, llditcd by the Rev. W illi.mi 

On (mw kknIun. [A series of homilies, in prose, 
contributed to by the Rev. Patrick Hronte.] 

The series of homiUcs in ([uestion were six in 
number. They commenced in No. 2 (p. 11) and 
were conckided in No. 10 (pp. 78 — 79). The first 
three were the work of an unknown hand, the 
remainder were written by the Rev. Patrick Bronte. 
These appeared upon pp. 52 — 54, 70 — 71, and 
78 — 79. Each was signed with the initials"/*. B", 
and the first was prefaced by an introductory letter 
addressed to the Editor. As already noted (ante, 
p. 162), the Rev. William Morgan, who established 
and edited The Pastoral Visitor, was the husband 
of Mrs. Bronte's cousin, Miss Fennell. 



The I.cfds AftriUrv, Septetni'cr 11///, 1824, ft. },. 

DiNRrF'TiON ()\ A Bog. 

A letter addres.sed by the Rev. Patrick Bronte to 
the Editor of The Leeds Mercury was quoted, but 
riftpartntly was not given in full, in an article 
bearui;; the above title. 



PERIODICAL LITER. ITURK, ETC. 185 

(4) 
The Leeds l/iltLIigc/ucr, May -j/Ii, 1842, p. 7. 
By Braiiwell Bronte. 

Tino Afghan War. | ]Vuids witkiii our chimney 
I /i under, | 

Reprinted in The Bronte Fiunily. By 1-'. A. 
Leyland, 1886, Vol. i, pp. 302—304. 
In llie Leeds Liitelligeitcer the poem was signed 
' Northaiiger/and.' 

(5) 
The Leeds Mercury, March i6th, 1844, p. 6. 

Cremation. 

A Letter, signed "jP. Bronte,'^ addressed to the 
Editor of The Leeds Mercury. 

This letter does not, as its title might be taken to imply, deal in 
any way with what is now increasingly regarded as the most seemly 
and sanitary method of disposing of the dead. The object of the 
writer was to call attention to "the misconduct of parents in regard to 
the death of children in consequence of their clothes taking fire," and 
he suggests that " if women and children were, in general, to have 
their garments made of silk or wool there would be little danger of their 
losing their lives by accidental ignition." In support of this suggestion 
he states that he " had been at Haworth for more than twenty years, 
and during that time had performed the funeral service over ninety or 
a hundred children who had been burned to death in consequence of 
their clothes having taken fire, and on inquiry had found in every case 
that the sufterers had been clothed in either cotton or linen." 



i86 nnujoGRAi'irv or rifE iirdxtes. 

(6) 
Frasfrs Afin^azitu, .lui^i/st 1S4.S, pp. 19- — 195. 
By A/ine Broiiit-. 

TiiK 'I'liKKK GuiiJKb. \Spirit of liarth ! thy hand 
IS i hill. ■\ 

Reprinted in Wutheying Heights iifid Ai^/us Grey, 
1.S50, pp. 498—503. 

Also included in The Life and Works of Char hi te 
Bronte and her Sisters, The Hawortli Edition, 
Vol. iv, 1900, pp. 473 — 480. 

(7) 
The Manchester Athenuui/i Album, \ S50, pp. 9 — i 2. 

By Charlotte Bronte. 

TiiK Orpilws. \^Tivas Nciv-Yeavs Nioht : the 
joyous lhrong\ 

Reprinted in The Life and Works of Charlotte 
LWonte and her Sisters, The Hawortli Kdition, 
Vol. iv, 1900, pp. 375—377- 

Also included in The Orphans and Other Poems, 
4to, 191 7, pp. 5— S. 

(8) 

The Life of Charlotte Bronte. Wy E. C. Gaskell, 
8vo, ..S57. 



PERIODICAL LITERATURE, ETC. 187 

In addition to numerous Letters, the f(jllo\ving Poems appeared 
for the first time in these volumes : 

By Charlotte Bronte. 
Vol. i, pp. 97 — 98. 

The Wounded Stag. ^Passing amid the deepest 
shade^^ 

Reprinted in Bronte Poems. Edited by A. C. 
Benson, 19 15, pp. 6 — 7. 

By Branwell Bronte. 
Vol. i, pp. 165 — 166. 

Vek.ses submitted to Wordsworth. \_So ivkei'e 
he reigns in glo)'y bright,^ 

Mrs. Gaskell remarks that the six stanzas she gives 
formed ' about a third of the whole ' poem. The 
first four were reprinted in Bronte Poems. Edited 
by A. C. Benson, 1915, p. 371. 



(9) 
The Christian Remembrancer^ July 1857, p. 135. 

A Letter from Charlotte Bronte to the Editor 

of the CHRISTIAN REMEMBRANCER. 

This letter was a protest by Charlotte against a sug- 
gestion made in the number of The Christian 
Remembrancer for April 1853, in the course of a 



1 88 liinLioGRAriiv or T//J-: iirox/JLs. 

review of VilUttf, that slie was an alien from society. 
The letter is dated '■'July i%t/i, 1853," and was 
briefly mentioned by the Editor of The Christian 
Rememhraiiar in No. LXXXII, for October 1853, 
where on p. 501 it forms the subject of the first of 
•A ■AitxxKi'i q{ Notices of Books. \\\ July 1857 it was 
printed in full, in the course of a review of Mrs. 
Gaskell's Life of Charlotte Bronte. 

Reprinted in The Bookman, Niwenihcr 1899, 
1>P- 41-4-"- 



(10) 
The Cor/ihill Alai^azine, April i860, pp. 4S7- -498. 

Tin; Last Skktch. E.mm.v. A I-'kacmknt of a 
Sroin- i!V iiiE LATH CiiARLorii; likoxTi;:. 

I'irst reprinted in tlie new edition of The Professor, 
isic, published in 1S60, and repeated in every 
succeeding edition of that volume. 

\\'hen printed in The Cornhitl Magazine, Emma was preceded 
(pp. 485 — 4S7) by an Introduction by the Editor, ^^■illiam 
Makepeace Thackeray. 

(") 

77/<' Cornhill Moi^azine, May \ 860 p. 6 1 6. 

By Emiiy Bronte 

TiiK Outcast Mothiik. [/'tv scoi litis del! in 
J Illy s shine, \ 



PERIODTCAI. LITERATURE, ETC. i.S.) 

Reprinted in The Life and Works of Charlotte 
Bronte and her Sisters, The Haworth Edition, Vol. 
iv, 1900, pp. 385 — 386. 

(12) 
The Corn hi// A/a !^a sine, Decenil>er i860, p. 741. 
By Char/otte Bronte. 

Watching and Wishing. \OJi, would I zverc the 

golden light \ 

Reprinted in T/ie Life and IVor/cs of Char/otte 
Bronte and tier Sisters, Tlie Haworth Edition, \'ol. 
iv, 1900, pp. 361 — 362. 

(13) 

The Corn/ii// Magazine, August 1861, pp. 178 — 179. 

By Char/otte Bronte. 

When thou .sleepest. \lVhen thou sleepest, lulled 
in night ^ 

Reprinted in TJie Life and Wor/zs of CJiar/otte 
Bronte and her Sisters, The Haworth Edition, \o\. 
iv, 1900, pp. 362—364. 

(14) 

Llo/royd's Bradford/an, August 1861, p. 176. 

By t/ie Rev. Patric/i Bronte. 

On Halley's Comet in 1835. \Our blazing guest, 
long have you been\ 

Reprinted in Bronteana. Edited by J. Horsfall 
Turner, 1898, pp. 264 — 266. 



I go BIPyLlOGRAPIfV OF THE BIWNTF.S. 

The Freelance, Man/t it It, 1868. 

Two Lktters from Charlottk BrontI^ to John 
StorL\s Smith 

appeared for the first time in this volume. 
Reprinted in The Brontes, Life and Letters, hs 
(llemeiit Shorter, 1908, Vol. ii, pp. 437 — 438. 

(16) 
/fours at Home, \'ol. xi, 1S70, pp. 10 1 — i ro. 
UXPUHLI.SUKI) LkTTKRS OK C HARI.OTTF.. I'^MII.V, AXP 

AxNii BrontJ:. 

These letters were addressed lo Miss i'Jlcn Xussey, 
and were reprinted in Charlotte 1> rente, A Mono- 
S^raph, by '\ . Wemyss Reid, 1877. They have all 
been included by Mr. Shorter in his Life and 
L.etters of the Brontes, 1908. 

(17) 

Charlotte Ihonte. .1 \fo>u\i:;raf'h. \\\ T. W'emyss 
Rei.l, 1877. 

A m:.mi;kr 01 Lf.ttkrs from C'iiarloi'ii; Hronti-': 
to Miss I'Jk'ii Nusscy and other Corre- 
spondents 

appeared for the first time in this volume. Tlie 
wliole were reprinted by Mr. Clement Shorter in 
Charlotte Ihonte and her Circle, i8i)6. 



PERIODICAL LITERATURE, ETC. igr 

(i8) 

The Life and Letters of Sydney DoIh'/I, 1878, 
Vol. i, pp. 214 — 221. 

Four Letters from Charlotte BrontE to 
Sydney Dobell 

appeared for the first time in this volume. 

(19) 

Pictures of the Fast By Francis H. Grundy, C.E., 
1879, pp. 78— 79. 

By Branwell Bronte. 

An Impromptu Epistle to F. H. Grundv. [The 
viaii zvko ivill not know another,^ 

Reprinted in The Bronte Family, By F. A. Leyland, 
1886, Vol. i, p. 295. 

The volume, Fictures of the Fast, also contains, 
pp. 82—90, a series of eight Letters addressed by 
Branwell Bronte to F. H. Grundy,^here printed for 
the first time. 

(20) 

Emi/y Bronte. By A. Mary F. Robinson, 1883, 
pp. 62 — 64. 

A Letter from Branwell Bronte, addressed to 
an unnamed correspondent, 

appeared for the first time in this volume. 



192 /:f/!i.HH;h'AJ'//y c/- 77//: nh'oNTES. 

(21) 

T/ie Bronte Family. By F. A. lyeyland. 2 \'ol.s., 
1886. 

The following poems by Bratiwell Bronte ;i{)i.i;iiL-d for ihc 
first time in these volumes : 

\'ol. i, ]). 205. 
Lim:s, [7/u'res many a oricf lo shade the scenc^^ 

\o\. i, p|). 206 — 207. 

DiiAiii TiuuMrnAXT. \0h ! on this first bright 
Rlavday morn, \ 

Vol. i, pp. 2M-2,2. 

C.\roline's Pravkk. I y]/)' lull her, and my child- 
hood's guide /] 

\'()I. i, pp. 212—213. 

On Caroi.ixk. [The light of thy ancestral ha /t, \ 
Reprinted in Bronte Poems. ICdited by A. C. 
iJcnsdn, i()i5. pj). 3S4 — 385. 

Vol. i, pp. 2,4-226. 

Caroi.ini:. I Calm and clear the day declining, | 
sixty four lines extracted from this poem (which 
extends to 453 lines) were reprinted in Bronte 
JWms. Edited by A. ( -. Benson, 1915, pp. 3S6 — 388. 

Vol. i, p. 25.. 
Hi,.\(K C(niu. \Far of/\ and half revealed, 'mid 
shade and light, \ 



PERIODICAL LITERATURE, ETC. 193 

Vol. i, pp. 299—300. 

Three Sonnets : 

1. On Landseer's Painting, 'The Shepherd's 

Chief Mourner.' \Thc beams of Fame dry 
up affection s tears ;] 

2. Ox the Callousness produced hv Care. 

\JVhy hold young eyes the fullest fount of 
tears /] 

Reprinted in Bronte Poems. Edited by A. C. 
Benson, 1915, p. 372. 

3. On Peaceful Death and Painful Life. 

\_Wliy dost thou sorroio for the happy dead f~\ 

Vol. ii, pp. 22 — 23. 
The Epicurean's Song. \^The visits of S or rozi^ 

Vol. ii, p. 24. 
Song. [^Should lifes first feelings be forgot?^ 

Vol. ii, pp. 26 — 28. 

Noah's warning over Methusaleh's Grave. 
\^Brothers and men I one moment stay\ 

Seven of the twelve stanzas of which this poem 
consists were reprinted in Bronte Poems. Edited 
by A. C. Benson, 1915, pp. 373—374- 

Vol. ii, pp. 46 — 47. 

The Emigrant. \\Vhen sink from sight the land- 
marks of our homei] 



i()\ iiiitiJocuArnv (>/•' riir. HuoyrEs. 

\cA. ii, pp. 05—07. 
Kv.w. Rr.sr. | / sec a coi'pse upon the ivafers //V.] 

Vol. ii, p|). loi — 104. 

PiiNMAKN'M.wvR. [ T/iesc iviiids, these clouds, this 
chill Xovember storm | 

\\i\. ii, pp. 128 — 131. 

Epi.stle from .\ P'atulk to .\ Child in hi:k CjR.we. 
[From Earth, — whose life-reviving .{pnl showers^ 

^■ul. ii, p. 133. 
Lines. [ Home thom^hts are not with mci\ 

\"ol. ii, pp. 1 3-1-1. >5- 
Our Lady of ("iRief. ( J J 'hen all our cheerful 
hours seem o one J or ever, | 

Reprinted in Bronte Poems. Edited by A. C. 
Benson, 191 5. p. 375. 

\'ul. ii, p. I 71. 

Lines on a sketch of hi.mseef. | lliy soul is 
Jioi'cn, \ 

\o\. ii, ]). JoS. 

Lines. [Think not that Lijc is happiness, \ 

Vi)l. ii, i>p. 246 240. 

MoRLEY Hall, [If 'hen I.ifcs youth, overcast by 
oafherino clouds'] 



PERIODICAL LITERATURE, ETC. 195 

Vol. ii, pp. 250—254. 

The End of all. {In that uupityins^ Winters 

night. \ 

Reprinted in Bronte Poems. Edited by A. C 
Benson, 1915, pi). 376 — 380. 

Vol. ii, pp. 259—263. 

Percy Hall. \The zvcstcring sunbeains smiled on 
Percy Ha/I,'] 

Of the 124 lines of which this poem consists, 46 
were reprinted in Bronte Poems. Edited by A. C. 
Benson, 19 15, pp. 381—383. 

The volumes contain in addition a number of 
Branwell's letters therein printed for the first time. 
The poems to which no references are attached 
have not yet been reprinted. 

(22) 
Macnnl/an's Magazine, Vol. 64, iSgi. 

Some uxpubllshed Letters of Charlotte 
Bronte : 

Part \, June 1891, pp. 119 — 125 

W, July 1 89 1, pp. 226 — 234 

III, August 1 89 1, pp. 279 — 282 

These letters were selected from the correspondence 
of Charlotte Bronte with Mr. W. Smith Williams. 
The whole of them were reprinted by Mr. Shorter 
in 1896 in Charlotte Bronte and her Circle. 

o 2 



196 r,ir.LIOGRAPHY OF THE DRONTES. 

De Quinccy Memorials. By Alexander H. Japp, 
LL.l)., 189T, Vol. ii, pp. 207 — 20S. 

\ Lkttf.k fko.m Charlotte BkoxTii to Tiio.m.\s 

DE OuiNCEV 

was i)riiitcd for the first time in this volume. 

(24) 
Tlic Cornhi/l Mii^nziiie, February 1893, p. 1S5. 

Memory. S^W'hcu the dead in their iold o raves are 
iyinor'] 

kei^rintcd in T/ie Critic [V S.\.\ Fehruary x'iih, 

1893, p. 101. 

Also printed in Tlie Life atid Works of Charlotte 

Bronte and her Sisters, The Hawtnth Edition, \ol. 

iv, 1900, pp. 374—375- 

A more correct version of the poem, taken from a 

later Manuscript, is included in S(Ju/ and Other 

JWnis, 19 1 3, |)p. 13 — 14. 

An early draft of a portion of Afe/no/y is given in 

Bronte Society Publications, Part x, 1899, p. 68. 

(-'5) 
The Woman at Home, September 1894, pp. 445 — 
448. 
l'\l'Ll!LI.SHKl) RSS.W 1!V F..MI1.V r)U()NTr:. 

This F.ssay, in French, L Amour Filial, is i;iven in facsimile, 
and is followed by an English translation. It was reproduced 
from a Manuscript in the possession of the Heger family, in 
Brussels. The es.say was not included in The Complete Worhs of 
Emily Bronte, 2 Vols., 1910 — 191 i. 



PERIODICAL LITERATURE, ETC. 197 

(26) 
The Bookman, February 1895, PP- 145-^146. 

The Death of Moses. 

Extracts from an unpublished French Essay by 
Charlotte Bronte. 

(27) 
Charlotte Bronte and her Circle. By Clement K. 
Shorter, 1896. 

A NUMBER OF LETTERS FROM ChARLOTTE BrONTE 

to various correspondents 

were printed for the first time in this volume. 

(28) 
The IVoinan at Home, December 1896, pp. 287 — -289. 

Poems by Charlotte Bronte on the Deaths 
OF her sisters E^hly and Anne. 

1. On the Death of E^hly Bronte. [^Aly 
darling-, tJiou wilt never knoiv\ 

2. On the Death of Anne Bronte. \The7'es 

little joy in life for nie,^ 

The text of the poems was preceded by facsimiles 
of the two Manuscripts. I repeat these facsimiles 
here. 
The poems themselves have never been reprinted. They 
possess so living an interest that I make no apology for 
reproducing them. They should be read in conjunction with 
the Letters recon?iting the Deaths of Emily, Anne, and Branwell 
Bronte, privately printed in 191 3 \a>ite. Part i, No. 14]. 



198 Il/nUULiKAPJ/y ()/■• THE BRONTES. 

IC.MII.^. 
Dec. 24 [1848]. 
My darlins^, thou ivilt never k>itnv 
The grinding agonv of woe 

That we have borne for thee. 
Thus may 'we consolation tear 
E'en from the depth of our dapair 
And 7vasting misery. 

The nightly anj^uish thou art spared 
When all the crushing truth is bared 

To the a^vakening mind, 
When the galled heart is pierced with grief 
Till wildly it implores relief. 

But small relief can find. 
Nor kno7vst thou what it is to lie 
Looking forth ivith streaming eye 

On life's lone wilderness. 
" Weary, weary, dark and drear, 
Hinv shall / the Journey bear. 

The burden and distress 1 " 
Then since thou art spared such pain. 
We will not wish thee here again. 

He that lives must mourn. 
God help us through our misery. 
And give us rest and joy with thee 

When loe reach our bourne .' 

Anxk. 
June 21, 184Q. 
There's little joy in life for me, 

A nd little terror in the grave . 
Tve lived the parting hour to see 
Of one 1 would have died to save. 



v>^- -u^ (^♦'SJ 



Ms, K.V.v,, »V.«v« v^.(«t *^-v^. K^.^ 

VVU.^ VU- ^»H*i^ Uct '•» f ....^i J<.»W ,,.',1 
U •• t -'^ ^ •-- ■•« » ^ .. 

Vv _ VN/.IV v,.» W./U ^Uwc Uw,- *|«-^^ 



f-* '"jurr. ,*'^*- (^•'** t-v^f.^j ».^/^j 



PERIODICAL LITERATURE, ETC. 

Calmly to watch the Jain n^^ breath. 
Wishing each sigh /night be the last ; 

Longing to see the shade of death 
O'er those beloved features cast. 

The cloud, the stillness that )nust part 

Tile darling of my life from me. 
And then to tha?ik God from my heart, 

To thank him well and fervently '. 

Although I knew that we had lost 
The hope and glory of our life. 

And noiv benighted, tempest-tossed. 
Must bear alone the zveary strife. 



(29) 

William Blackwood and his Sons. By Mrs. 
Oliphant, 1897, Vol. ii, pp. 176 — 184. 

Three Letters erom Branwell Bronte to 
THE Editor oe B/ackivooifs Magazine. 

were printed for the first time in this volume, 
together with the following selections from poems 
submitted by Branwell to the Editor : 

1 . How fast that courser fleeted by 

2. See, through the shadoivs of the night 

3. ^Tis only afternoon, but midnight's gloom 

The first two of these pieces are portions of Lord 
Albert, a narrative poem in the manner of Lara 
and The Corsair. 



20- lunLioGRAPiiy or the nh'O.XTEs. 

(30) 
The Father of the Bronhs. Hy \\'. W. Vates, 1897. 
facing p. I. 

A Lktter from Charlotte Bront£ to Miss Leah 
Brooke 

appeared for the first time in tliis volume. The 
letter was given in facsimile. 

(30 
Poet-lore, 1897. p. 17S. 

rwTLic.HT Song. [77/^ moon dawned s/ozu on the 
dusky oloaniing\\ By Charlotte Bronte. 

This Song was written in January 1834, when its 
authoress was in her eighteenth year. It was 
introduced by Charlotte into a story entitled A 
Leaf from an Unopened Volume, or The Manuscript 
of an Unfortunate Author. The story was de- 
scribed, and freely quoted from, hy Mr. ^V. G. 
Kingsland, in an article entirely devoted to it which 
appeared in Poet- lore, 181)7, pp. 169 -181. A 
.second, and apparently later, MS. of the Song also 
e.xists. In this MS. the poem consists of nine 
stanzas, six of which are identical with those 
printed by Mr. Kingsland. As Poet-lore is an 
American periodical and not readily accessible, 
and as the Tivilight Song has not yet been re- 
printed, I give the verses in full from the later MS.: — 

Twilight Song. 
yVie moon da^vned shnv in the dusky gloaniiui;, 

Dimly beside it gleamed a star : 
Broken they shone on the -waters foaming 

Of the rapid Calabar. 



PERIODICAL LITERATURE. ETC. 203 

The lustrous moon, the wailing river. 

Woke in my breast the voice of thought ; 
In that calm hour I blessed the Giver, — 

The source whence ray and man were brought. 
And 7vhile they gleamed, and while they sung, 

I gave them life, and soul, and tongue. 

I asked the river whence its stream 

Rushed in resounding pride ; 
And a voice like whispers in a dream 

Thus solemnly replied : 

" From the caverned earth I rose, 

Mortal, like to thee ; 
Evermore my torrent floivs 

Sounding to the sea — 
Ever as thy career will close 

In vast eternitv.'^ 



I asked the rising crescent moon 
O'er what her bozv was bent. 

And thus the sweet response came dotvn 
From Heaven earthward sent : 



" Alike my rays are glancing 

On cities filled with life. 
Where sounds of mirth and dancing 

And harp and song are rife. 
And on the ruined tower. 

The rifted arch and dome. 
The fallen and trampled botver, 

The still, the desert home. 



:o4 niniJOGRAPHY OF THE BRONTES. 

'■'Sounds of the palm-tree shaken^ 

Sounds of the lonely well. 
Whose fairy murmurs waken 

To the Zephyr's softest s'well. 
The 'ivavin^ of a pinion. 

The desert wild- deer's tread. 
Are heard in that dominion 

Of silence deep and dread. 

'' I see beneath me spread in ^^ 

Dark visions of the slain ; 
For my orb its light is sheddint;' 

O'er many a battle plain, 
IV he re heroes famed in story 

Their deeds of ivar have done. 
And gained a croivn of glory 

For mighty conflicts 7von. 

'■' If to the wilds denying 

That high and lofty trust, 
The 7varriors corpse is lying 

Amid ancestral dust. 
Still lovelier is the lustre 

That lingers round his tomb. 
And lights the trees that cluster 

Above his last dark home.''' 

Alfred Lord Tennyson, A Memoir. 15y his Son, 
1897, Vol. i, p. 262. 

A Lkttkr from Charlotth BrontI-:: to Alireo 

Lord TllNNVSoN 

wub priiUcJ for the first linic in ihis vulumc. 



J.-2* »H< 



N» kv«*-WI>. w •»,— » x^^ Vrv^.-U; s»..^ Ct^OtfL^.I 

c .... I* : ^ ».;.^ 

*.»./« V.IA. i*^<-.. ».c^^,l ^^,,, <w%-.. *-.kv. f».. 

O t. .A ^ ,^ , „^ L ^ 

A,_ .^^v-rj, ^. , P-.»^ 

©, ./M..*. <vub»- kU4A *^- lof^-J^.MJ Vv »- 
TU^ »»..>«.».lV *.,.». c^ :iv«>^o.t>l ^.. 

TU,».i/. S. "*^ \>-A v«-*.v> ^^i». ^o^^t. 

V4.V >.».^ v*^.V. U . i~ ;^v. »».„»< v^v-i^w «.-^ 
»»•*».■»*-•*- ■»•'♦• •«"-^ --•• •.-.'^ 



PERIODICAL JJTKRATURE, ETC. 207 

The IVoinan at Home, August 1897, pp. 906 — 912. 

Relics of Emilv Bronte. By Clement Shorter. 

Included in this article is Emily's poem dated 
"_/<?//. 6. 1840." commencing: 

Thy still is near meridian height, 

there first printed ; it was not reproduced in The 
Complete Poems of Emily Bronte, 1910, but was 
reprinted in Bronte Poems, Edited by A. C. Benson, 
1915, pp. 135 — 136. The article included in 
addition a facsimile of the Manuscript of Emily's 
last and most famous poem, No coward soul is 
mine. 'I'his facsimile, which is precisely the size of 
the original, I repeat upon the opposite page. 

(34) 
The Woman at Home, December 1898, pp. 262 — 269. 

By Charlotte Bronte. 

The Stokv of Willie Ellin. An Unpublished 
Fragment. 

(35) 

Bronte Society's Publications, Part x, August 1S99, 
p. 68. 

By Charlotte Bronte. 

Memory. \^lVkcii the dead in their cold graves 
are lying] 

This is an early draft of Memory, the final version 
of which is printed in Saul and Other Poems, By 
Charlotte Bronte, 1913, pp. 12 — 14. 



20.S nini.ioGRAi'nY of the uroxtes. 

(36) 

r he Lift- of Charlotte Bronte. By Mrs. Gaskell, with 
an Introduction by C. K. Shorter, 8vo, 1900. 

A NUMiJKR oi' Letters irom Chakeotte Br(~)Nti:: 
TO Mr. Georc.e Smith, Mrs. SMrni. Harriet 
Martineau, axi) to her father 

were printed for the first time in this edition. 
Tliey have appeared nowhere else. 

(37) 

The Jn>ok//ia?i, October 1904. pp. 19 — 22. 

Two Letters from Chareotte, and Three 
Letters eko>f the Ri:\-. Patrick BRoxTti, 
addressed to Mrs. J. C. Franks ; and 

Oxi; Letter from tiii: Rew 1\\trick HroxtF., 
addressed to the Rc\'. {. C. Franks, 
appeared for tlic first lime- in this vt)lunie. 

The six Letters were reprinted, as part of 
Apf>e7idix I/, in The Brontes, Life and Letters^ By 
Clement Shorter, 1908, Vol. ii, pp. 417 — 423. 

(38) 

77ie Times Literor\ Supplement, faniiarv ^th, 1907. 
By Charlotte Bronte. 

Lines ox the Celemrateo Hewtck. [T/ie cloud 
of recent death is past a'iija)\\ 



PERIODICAL LITERATURE, ETC. 209 

Reprinted (under the amended title Zif/cs on 
Be^vidi) in The Swiss Et?iigrani's Return and 
Other Poems, 19 17, PP- 8 — 13. 

The Lines also appeared in the Second Edition of 
1908, but not in the First Edition of 1903, of 
A. E. Hall's Illustrated Guide to Haworth. 

Thomas Bewick died in 1828. The Manuscript 
of Charlotte's Lines is dated ^^ Novernber 27, 1832." 

(39) 

The Brontes, Life and Letters. By Clement Shorter, 
2 Vols., 1908. 

Several Letters from Charlotte Bronte to 
various correspondents 

were printed for the first time in these volumes. 

(40) • 

The Cosmopolitan Magazine, October 191 1, pp. 
611 — 622. 

By Charlotte Bronte. 

Tales of the Islanders. 

A description, accompanied by extracts, and with 
five Illustrations and a facsimile of a page of the 
original Manuscript, of an early story by Charlotte 
Bronte. 

Reprinted in Nash's Magazine, December 191 1, pp. 
295—306. 

p 



2IO IIIIILIOGKAPHY OF THE BROXTES. 

(41) 
The Times, July 29///, 1913, ])|>. 9 — i i. 

Ll'.TTKKS IKOM CHAKLOTTK BkoNTE To CoX- 
STANTIX HkC.KR. 

Reprinted in The / Lmr Letters / of / Charlotte 
Bronte j to j Constantin Heger / London : j Printed 
for Private Circulation Only j 1914. — 8vo, pp. 43. 
[See ante, Part i, No. 15.] 

Afterward.s included in Bronte Society Transactions, 
Part xxiv, April 19 14, [)p. 49 — 75. 

Also included in The Brontes and their Circle. By 
Clement Shorter, 1914, pp. 88 — 99. 

(42) 
The Sphere, An^i^iist 23/v/, 19 13, {). 230. 

Two Lktteks from the Rev. P.\trick Bkoxtk, one 
addressed to Mrs. John lUirdcr, and the other to 
Miss Mary Burder. 

Reprinted in The Jhontes and their Circle. By 
Clement Shorter, 1914, pp. 34 — 38. 

(43) 
The Sphere, Au;:^ust 30///, 19 13, p. 232. 

A Letikr from the Rev. Patrick Broxtk to 
Miss Mary lUirder. 

Reprinted in The Brontes and their Circle. W)' 
Clement Shorter, 19 14, pp. 40 — 43. 



PERIODICAL LITERATURE, ETC. 211 

(44) 
Bronte L'oa/is. Selectio/is from the I'oetrv of 
Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell Bronte. 
Edited by Arthur C Benson, Svo, 19 15. 

The foUowhig poems appeared for the first time in this 
volume : 

By Charlotte Bronte. 

The Churchyard. lOtie night, when silence 
reigned around,'] 

V. 15. 

Look into thought. \^Look into thought and 
say TV hat dost thou see,~\ 

Pp. 19—20. 

He saw mv heart's woe. \^I^e saw my licarfs 
woe, discovered my soufs anguish,'] 

V. 58. 

Eventide. [The house was still, the room was 
still,] 

Pp. 59 — 60. 

Stanzas. [//' is not at an hour like this] 

P. 61. 
Stanzas. \Speak of the North I A lonely moor] 



jrc BinUOi.RArHY OF THE JiAU 'A/JiS. 

/\y Emily Bronte. 
I'p. 20.S — 209. 

Links. [// ivas the aii/iinni of I lie year :\ 

P[). 2 10 — -2 I I. 

Links. \_^^'lty ask to knonj ivhat date, ic/iat 
clime ?\ 

A facsimile of the MS. of these Lines faces p. 2ro of Ihontc Poems. 
By Anne Bronte. 
r. 294. 

X nil IT. [/ ioi'C the silent hour of iiii^hf.] 

I'P- -95—296. 
Drka.ms. [//7///f ();/ niv lonely couch I lie,^ 

Tp. 299—303. 
LiNi:s. [/ dreamt last night, and in that dream] 

J'P- .>o4— 305- 
Sr.\\/..\s. [Severed and o-one, so nta/iy years,] 

I'- 3^^ 
I'K.ACMKN r. [}'es I will take a cheerful tone^ 

*^* Preiiins ami Sciiered and i;;oiic are incliulcti in Prcims lUiii 
()//ier /Ww.v, 1917 ; ilic rcmainiiiij eleven pieces lia\c not been 
reprinted. 



PERIODICAL IJTERATURE, ETC. 213 

(45) 

Charlotte Broiile t/u: JVomafi. By Maude Gold- 
ring, 1915, pp. 86 — 87 and 92 — 93. 

One Letter fro.m Charlotte Bronte to Mrs. 
Taylor, and Two Letters froai the Re\ . 
Patrick Bronte, 

were printed for the first time in tliis volume. 

(46) 
T/ie Rochdale Observer^ December ist, 19 15. 

Two Stanzas by E^^Lv Bronte, 

These stanzas, which have not yet been reprinted, are as follows: — 

Fair sinks the siinuner evening sun 

In scattered glory round my home ; 
The skv, upon its holv broic, 

Wears not a cloud that speaks of gloom. 

The old tower, shrined in golden light, 

Looks dowfi ofi the descending sun ; 
So gently evening blends 7vith night 

You scarce can say that it is done. 

(47) 
Bronte Society Transactions, Part xxvi, A/>ril 191 6, 
P- M3- 

By Charlotte Bronte. 

Stanzas from "The Spell." [77/6- wave of 
Deal /is riue?-] 



-14 niBLIOGRAPHY OF TlfE liRONTES. 

<48) 

T/ie Coni/ii/I Ma_i:;azi)tt', Aiit^usi 191 6, j)|). 147 — 14S. 

By Charlotte Bronte. 

LaMKXT 1!KI ITTIXt; TIIKSK ' TiMF.S OK NiC.IIT. ' 

I Lament for the Jllartyr ivho dies for his /aith,\ 

Reprinted privately in pamphlet form, Laineut 
Infitti/i}^ these / ' Times of Ni}rht ' j By j Charlotte 
J> route I Edited hy George E. Maclean Reprinted 
from The Cornhill Magazine, August 191 6 I London j 
Smith, Elder 6^ Co., 15 IJ'aterloo Place j 191 6. — 

Royal 8vo, pp. 4. [See ante, Part i, No. 17.] 

(49) 

77/6' JVhiteh.iven A\-7vs, 19 — . 

By Charlotte Bronte. 

A \^\LENTINE. \^A Roland for yonr Oliver'] 

This Valentine, consisting of eleven four-line 
stanzas, is reported as having been "sent by 
Charlotte Bronte to a clergyman of a neighbouring 
parish " — i.e. the Rev. William Weightman, curate 
at Haworth. He was the 'Celia Amelia' of 
Charlotte's letters. 

Reprinted in The Brontes, Life and Letters, 190S, 
Vol. i, pp. 204 — 205. 

Mr. Shorter iiiis iiiforincil mc tluU the above })ocm was rom- 
iminicalcd to liim by an anonymous correspondent. But Mr. Shorter's 
correspondent must apparently have been in error as to the source 
iVoiTi which lie obtained the poem, for Ijoth Mr. John Simpson. 



PERIODICAL IJTERATURK, ETC. 215 

Librarian of the Whitehaven Public Library, and Mr. J. Jenkinson, 
the present Editor of The Whitehaven News, have failed to trace 
the verses. 

Note. 

Mrs. Gaskell states in her Life of Cliarlotte B route 
that poems by Anne were printed in Chambers's 
Journal. I am satisfied that in making this state- 
ment Mrs. Gaskell was in error. A minute and 
careful search through the pages of the Journal has 
failed to discern a single poem which could by any 
possibiUty be attributed to Anne. 



A number of spurious Letters purporting to be by Charlotte 
Bronte are scattered about. Occasionally one of these finds its 
way into print. For example : 

In The Booknnm, New York, 1897, p. 21, is a letter, undated, 
addressed to W. M. Thackeray. The letter is given in facsimile. 

In The Nineteenth Century, July 1899, p. 81, is a letter, 
undated, and addressed to an unnamed correspondent, announcing 
the death of her 'poor father.' 

In The Staftdard, March iSth, 1906, is another letter addressed 
to Thackeray. 

x\ll the above are palpable forgeries. 



PARl^ VI. 

BRONTEANA : 

COMPLETE VOLUMES OE BIOGRAPHY 

AND CRITICISiM. 



PART VI. 

BRONTEANA: 

COMPLETE VOLUMES OF BIOGRAPHY 

AND CRITICISM. 

(I) 
Jottings / on / Currer, Ellis, and Acton / Bell. / 
By / W. P. P. / London : / Longman, Brown, 
Green, and Longmans, / Paternoster Row ; / 
Stamford : W. & J. Newcomb, High Street. / 
Bristol: M. Bingham, Broad Street. / 1856. 
Collation : — Demy octavo, pp. 45. 

Issued in reddish-brown paper wrappers, with the title-page, 
enclosed within an ornamental rectangular frame, repro- 
duced upon the front, the words " Price One Shilling'' being 
added at foot below the frame. 

(2) 
The Life / of / Charlotte Bronte. / Author of / 
" Jane Eyre," " Shirley," " Villette," &c. / By / E. C. 
Gaskell. / Author of " Mary Barton," " Ruth," &c. / 
S^Five-line quotation from Aurora Leigli\ / In Two 
Volumes / Vol. I. \^Vol. 11.^ / London: / Smith. 
Elder & Co., 65. Cornhill. / 1857. [The right of 
Translation is reserved.] 



220 J!//;/./tJi:h'A/'//V OF TffE IIRONTES. 

Collation: — Crown octavo; \'oI. i, pp. viii4-35-; ^'<'l■ ii. 
pp. viii -1-327. The volumes contain a lV)rtiait and 
two Illustrations. 

issued in deep claret-coloured cloth boards, with untrimmed 
edges, lettered in gold across the back. 

\ Second F.ditinn was issued in 1857, a Third in 1857, and 
a Fourth in 1858. since which date the work has been frequently 
reprinted. The most useful edition of the book is that which 
forms the seventh and last volume of The Haworth Edition of 
The Life and Works of Charlotte Bronte and her Sisters, 1900. 
This is rendered particularly valuable by the many new letters 
introduced into its text by the Editor, Mr. Clement Shorter. 

The original publication of Mrs. Gaskell's fJfe of Charhtte 
Bronte excited a considerable amount of adverse criticism as 
a result of the errors and exaggerations its authoress had been led 
into making. For the Third Edition, therefore, the work was 
thoroughly revised, and the passages containing statements to 
which objection had been taken were removed from its pages. 

(3) 
A / \' indication / of the / Clergy Datightcrs' 
Sch(K)], / and of / The Rev. W. Carus Wilson, / 
from th(^ Remarks in / "The Life of Charlotte 
Hrontii." / By the / Rev. H. Shepheard. M..\.. / 
Incumbent of Ciasterton. 1 Ion. Chaplain and lion. / 
Secretary of the Clcroy Dauohters' School. / 
Late h'ellow of Oriel College. Oxford. / Kirkhy 
Lonsdale : / Piihlished hy Rob(M-t Morphet, 
Printer; / And 1)\- Seeley. Jackson and 1 lalliday. 
54, hleet Street, / London. / 1S57. 



BRONTE ANA. 221 

Collation : — Dcm\- octavo, pp. 31. 

Issued in bright green printed paper wrappers, with 
trimmed edges. 

(4) 
A Note / on / Charlotte Bronte / By / Algernon 
Charles Swinburne / \Piiblishers device'^ J London / 
Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly / 1S77 / All rights 
reserved. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. iv + 97. After a few copies 
had been issued a leaf was inserted after the title- 
page carrying a Dedication To my Frietid TJieodore 
Watts. The collation, therefore, was extended to 
pp. vi + 97. 

Issued in cloth boards of a Reckitt's blue colour with 
untrimmed edges, lettered in gold across the back. 

A New Edition was published in 1894. 

(5) 

Charlotte Bronte. / A Monograph. / By / T. 
Wemyss Reid. / With Illustrations. / London : / 
Macmillan and Co. / 1877. / [All Rights Reserved.] 

Collation :— Crown octavo, pp. xv + 236, with a Portrait of 

the Rev. Patrick Bronte and eleven Illustrations. 
Issued in dark blue cloth boards, gilt lettered, with edges 
untrimmed. 

N Second Edition was published in the same year, and a Third 
Edition in 1878. 



232 BinLIOGRAPIIV OF THE IIROXTES. 

(6) 

Two (ireat Englishwomen / Mrs. Browning- t\: 
Charlotte Bronte ; / With an / Essay on Poetry, / 
Illustrated from / Wordsworth, Burns, and Byron. 
By / Peter Baync. M.A., LL.l).. / . . . / London : / 
James Clarke i^ Co., / 1 3 «^ 14, I'lcet Street. / 
1881. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. l.xxviii4-340. 

Issued in dark blue cloth boards, gilt lettered, with un- 

trimmed edges. 

(7) 
Emily Bronte / By / A. Mary V . Robinson. / 
London: / W. H. Allen and Co., / 13. Waterloo 
Place. / 1883. / [All Ri-hts reserved.] 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. vii + 235. 

Issued in dark crimson cloth boards, gilt lettered, with 
trimmed edges. 

The volume formed one of the Rmincnt Women Series of short 
biographies, edited by John H. Ingram. 

A Second Edition was published in 1889 ; a luftli in 1S96, &c. 

(8) 

.\n I lour / with / Charlotte Bronte ; / Or, / Flowers 
from a N'orkshire Moor. / By / Laura C. Holloway/ 
Author of "Ladies (jf the White House." etc., 
etc. / New York : lunik ^K: Wai^nalls, Publishers, / 
10 and 12 Dey Street. 



BRONTE AN A. 223 

Collation: — Large duodecimo, pp. 156, with Portrait- 
Frontispiece. The title-page itself is undated, but 
the date, 1883, occurs upon the reverse. 

Issued in cloth boards, gilt lettered, with trimmed edges. 

There was also an edition in paper wrappers, forming No. 88 
of Funk &^ lVao-mi//'s Standard Lil'rary. Many copies of this 
edition lack the Portrait. The cover is dated " May -ji/i, 1883." 

(9) , 
The Birthplace of / Charlotte Bronte / By / 
William Scruton / With Two Etchings by the 
Author / Leeds : / J. S. Fletcher & Co. / 

MDCCCLXXXIV. 

Collation : — Small octavo, pp. 58. 

Issued in Japanese paper boards, gilt lettered, with 

untrimmed edges. 

Mr. Butler Wood states that there was only one edition of this 
book, but that on the paper covers the words Second, Third and 
Fourth Edition frequently appear. 

(10) 
Emile Montegut / Ecrivains IModernes / de 
I'Angleterre / Premiere Serie / George Eliot — ■ 
Charlotte Bronte / Un Roman de la vie mondaine / 
Paris / Librairie Hachette et C'*" / 79, Boulevard 
vSaint-Germain, 79 / 1885. 
Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. v + 407- 
Issued in yellow printed paper wrappers, with untrimmed 
edges. 



224 ninUOCRAPllY OF THE DROXTES. 

The I^)r()ntc hamily / With special reference to / 
l^itrick I>ran\vell Bronte / By / PVancis A. 
Leyland. / In Two Volumes. / \'ol. I. [ F^/. //.] / 
London: / Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, / 
13, Great Marlborough Street. / 1886. / All rijj^hts 
reserved. 

Collation: — Crown octavo; \'ol. i, pp. .\vi + 3i2; \'ol. ii, 

pp. ix+30-- 
Issued in cloth boards, with untrimmed edges, gilt lettered. 

(12) 

Life / of / Charlotte Bronte / By / Au<Tustine 
Birrell / London / Walter Scott / 24 Warwick 
Lane, Paternoster Row / 1887 / (All rights 
reserved.) 

Collation: — Foolscap octavo, pp. 186-fvii. 
Issued in dark blue cloth boards, gilt lettered. 
There was also a Large Paper edition, in demy octavo. 

(13) 
Kei^hley Series / of / Poems, Tales, and Sketches. / 
No. 4. / Currer Bell / and / Her Sisters, / By / 
Abraham Holroyd. / (Reprinted from the Bradford 
Advertiser, of the year 1855.) / Keii^hley : / 
Published / by C. W. Craven, Bookseller and 
Stationer, / 18, Lavvkholme Lane. [1887 J 



HRONTEANA. 225 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. 16. 
Issued stitched, with trimmed edges, and without wrappers. 

(14) 

Currer Bell / and / Her Sisters, / By / Abraham 
Holroyd. / (Reprinted from the " Bradford 
Advertiser," of the year 1855) / Keighley : / 
Published by C. W. Craven, Bookseller and 
Stationer, / 18, Lawkholme Lane. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. 16. 

Issued stitched, with trimmed edges, and without wrappers. 
The pamphlet was printed in 1888. 

(15) 

Museum of / Bronte Relics / [Portrait of the Rev. 
P. Bront'(i\ / A / Descriptive Catalogue / of / 
Bronte Relics / Now in the possession of / R. & 
F. Brown, / 123, Main Street, Haworth. [N.D., 
but circa 1890.] 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. 12. 

Issued stitched, without wrappers, and with trimmed 
edges. 

The contents of this ' Museum ' were ultimately sold by Auction 
by Messrs. Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, on July 2nd, 1898. 
[See/t;^/, No. 27.] 

Q 



-26 niBLIOGRAPHY OF THE liRONTES. 

(i6) 

A / Reference CataloiL^aie / of / Hritish and l'oreiL;n 
Autographs and Manuscripts. / Edited by / Thomas 
J. Wise. / Part I. / The Autograph of Charlotte 
lironte. / By the Editor. / London : / Two 
Hundred Copies only / Printed for Distribution to 
I\Ieml:)ers of the Society of Archivists. / 1893. 

Collation : — I'^olio, pp. 8, printed upon hand-made paper. 

Issued in mottled-grey printed paper wrappers, with 
uiUrininied edges. 

(17) 

The / Brontes in Ireland / Or / P'acts Stranger 
than Fiction / By / Dr. William Wright / London / 
Hodder and Stoughton / 27 Paternoster Row / 
MDCCCXClll. 

Collation : —Crown octavo, pp. .\x -I-308, with Portraits and 
other Illustrations. 

Is.sued in pale grey-green cloth boards, gilt lettered, with 
edges untrimmed. 

\ Second Edition was published in 1894, and a Third Edition 
in the same year. 

(18) 

The / Influence of the Moorlantls / on / Charlotte- 
and I'lmily Bronte. / \Vigncttc of view of llawortli 
C/uin/i] I Being a Paper read before the / Bradford 



BRONTEANA. ' 227 

Scientific Association by Butler Wood. / Reprinted 
from the " Bradford Argus," / 6th January, 1894. 

Collation : — Foolscap octavo, pp. 16. 

Issued wire-stitched, with trimmed edges, and without 
wrappers. 

(19) 

A Day at Haworth : / by / J- Horsfall Turner. / 
Reprinted from " The Yorkshire County Magazine."/ 
Price 3d. / May be had from / J. Horsfall Turner, 
I del, Bradford. 

Collation : — Demy octavo, pp. 16. 

Issued stitched, with trimmed edges, and without wrappers. 

The pamphlet, which is undated, was printed in 1894. 
Although so asserted upon the title-page, the narrative (which 
includes 14 Illustrations) did not appear in The Yorkshire County 
Magazine, 

(20) 

Charlotte Bronte / And her Circle / By / Clement 
K. Shorter / \S7nall prmter s oriiament\ / London / 
Hodder and Stoughton / 27 Paternoster Rov^ / 
1896. 

Collation: — Crown octavo, pp. xvi-f5i2, with Portraits 
and other Illustrations. 

Issued in dark crimson buckram boards, with untrimmed 
edges, lettered in gold across the back. 

Q 2 



228 n/IUJOGKAPJ/y OF THE 1>RU.\ ll-lS. 

(21) 

A Descriptive Catalooue / of / Objects in the 
Museum / of the; / Bronte Society / at / I laworth. / 
Compiled by / V . C. Galloway, / Hon. Treasurer. 
Hronte Society. / Printed for Private Circulation. 
Bradford. 1S96. 

Collation : — Demy octavo, pp. 35, with Anir Ilhistrations : — 

1. M cinbcrs of Couunittec \22 Portraits] I'Vontispiece 

2. The Bronte Museum {Exterior^ Facing p. 9 

3. T/ie Bronte Museiuji {Interior) „ P- '7 

4. Fae-siniile of Bronte MS „ P- -4 

Issued in buff-coloured printed paper wrappers, with 
untrinimcd edges. 

(22) 

The I-5rontes / P'act and Mction / By An^^ais M. 
Mac Kay, B.A. / London : Service & Paton / 
5 / Henrietta Street 1897. 

('(jUatioii : — Crown octavo, pp. i 87. 

Issued in dark crimson buckram boards, with untriinmcd 
edges, lettered in gold across the back. 

(23) 

The Pathcr of the Brontes / His Life and Work 
at Hcwsbury / and Hartshead / With a Chapter 
on ••Currcr'Bell" / By / W. W. Yates / (Fellow 



IIRONTEANA. 229 

of the Institute of Journalists) / " There is a 
History iji ail 7)ien s lives y / Leeds : / Fred. R. 
Spark and Son. / 1897. 

Collation : — Demy octavo, pp. xvi + 1 10, with Portraits and 
other Illustrations. 

Issued in dark blue cloth boards, gilt lettered, with 
trimmed edges. 

(24) 
The Bronte Homeland : / Or / Misrepresentations 
Rectified. / By / J. Ramsden. / The / Roxburghe 
Press, / Fifteen, X'ictoria Street, / Westminster. 

[1897] 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. xiv+15 — 168. 

Issued in light yellow-brown cloth boards, gilt lettered, 
with untrimmed edges. 

(25) 

Charlotte Bronte : / A Tribute to her Genius and 
Works, / (With Illustrations,) / By / VV. Matthews. / 
Price Fourpence. / London : /G. Burroughs, Methodist 
New Connexion Book-Room, :^o, Furnival St.. 
E.G. / Badey:/J. S. Newsome, Central Piinting 
Works, Commercial Street. [1897] 
Collation : — Dem}' octavo, pp. 30. 

Issued in pale mottled-grey printed paper wrappers, with 
trnnmed ederes,. 



230 Jl/n/./OCRAPHV OF THE /iROXTKS. 

(26) 

Thornton / And ihc llrontes. / By / William 
Scruton, / Author of/ " Pen and Pencil Pictures of Old 
Bradford,"/ "The Birthplace of Charlotte Bronte."/ 
" Bradford Fifty Years Ago." / etc. / Illustrated. / 
With a Preface) By / W. E. B. Priestley. p:s(i.. J. P. / 
Bradford: / John Dale & Co., Limited. 17, Bridge 
Street. / 1898. / [All rights reserved.] 

Collation: — Crown octavo, pp. xx+146, with Portraits 
and other Illustrations. 

Issued in dark green cloth boards, gilt lettered, with 
triinnied edges. 

(27) 
Catalogue / of the / Museum of Bronte Relics. / 
I Portrait of the Rev. P. Bronti^ \ The Proi-)ert\- 
of / Mr. Robinson Brown, / Late of Haworth. / 
Which will be vSold by Auction, / by Messrs. / 
Sotheby, Wilkinson ^K: Hodge, / . . . / On Saturday, 
the 2nd day of July. 1898 / . . . 

Collation : — Royal octavo, pp. 8, with a Portrait of Charlotte 
Bronte, and a reproduction of a drawing b\- her of 
her dog ' Floss.' 

Issued in cream-coloured [)rintcd pajjcr wrappers, with 
trimmed edges. 

(28) 

Charlotte Bronte / At Home / By / Marion 
1 larluul / .\uihoi- of ".Some L\)lonial lloniesteads 



BRONrKANA. 231 

and their / Stories," "Where Ghosts Walk," etc. / 
Illustrated / G. P. Putnam's Sons / New York 
and London / The Knickerbocker Press / 1899. 

Collation : — Ccown octavo, pp. xi + 3o8, with Portraits and 
other Illustrations. 

Issued in slate-blue coloured cloth boards, gilt lettered, 
with edges un trimmed. 

(29) 
The Bronte / Birthday Book. / Containing / 
Extracts for Every Day in the Year / from the 
Works of / The Sisters Bronte. / Selected and 
Arranged / By / M. E. Bradshaw Isherwood. / 
London : / Henry J. Drane, / Salisbury House, 
Salisbury Square, E.G. / [1899.] 
Collation : — Small square octavo, pp. 256. 

Issued in bright red ornamental cloth boards, gilt lettered, 
and with gilt edges. 

(30) 
Charlotte Bronte / George Eliot / Jane Austen / 
Studies in their Works / By / Henry H. Bonnell / 
Longmans, Green, and Co. / 91 and 93 Fifth Ave., 
New York / London and Bombay / 1902. 

Collation: — Demy octavo, pp. vii + 475. 

Issued in dark green cloth boards, with white paper back- 
label, and with edges untrimmed. 



232 liiniJOGRAI'IIV OF THE JiRONTES. 

(31) 

The Challenge / of / The Brontes / By / Edmund 
(iosse / [Sr?ia// printer s ornament\ J London : / 
l*rint('(l for Private 1 )istrii)ution, / 1903. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. 27. 

Issued in Japanese-vellum boards, with untrimmed edges, 
lettered in gold up the back. Thirty copies only were 
printed. 

T/ie C/talleni^e of the Brontes was an address delivered before 
the Bronte Society in the Town Hall of Dewsbury, on March 
28///, 1903. 

(32) 

I'-niily Jane l>r()nle / An appreciation. / By J. J. 
Cleave / Author of " lona & Columbia" |^"i"/V|. 
"Caves / of Yorkshire," etc., etc. / Manchester; / 
iMarsden and Co., L"'-, Carr Street, Blackfriars. / 
1904. 

Collation: — Octavo, pp. 12. 

Issued stitched, in green paper wrappers, with trimmed 
edges. 

(33) 
Charlotte / Bronte / And her / Sisters / By 
Clement K. Shorter / {Sviall printers de'jice~\ / 
Litcrar\- Lives / London : lloddcr and / Stou^^hton 
MDCCCCV. 



BRONTE AN A. 233 

Collation: — Crown octavo, pp. viii + 252, with Portraits and 
• other Illustrations. 

Issued in bright red cloth boards, gilt lettered, with edges 
untrimmed. 

The volume forms one of the Literary Lives series of biographies, 
edited by Sir W. Robertson Nicoll. 

(34) 

Catalogue / of the / Gleave / Bronte Collection / 
at the / Moss Side Free Library, / Manchester. / 
By / John Albert Green. / Moss Side : / 1907. 

Collation : — Royal octavo, pp. 32, including as Frontispiece 
an Illustration of the House in Manchester where 
Charlotte Bronte began Jane Eyre. 

Issued in brownish-grey paper wrappers, with trimmed 
edges, and with the title-page reproduced upon the front. 

(35) 

The Brontes / Life and Letters / Being an attempt 
to present a full / and final Record of the Lives 
of / the three Sisters, Charlotte, Emily / and Anne 
Bronte from the Biogra- / phies of Mrs. Gaskell 
and others, / and from numerous hitherto Un- / 
published Manuscripts and Letters / By / Clement 
Shorter / {Small p7'inte7's or}iavicnt\ / Vol. I 
\Vol. ir\ I Hodder and Stoughton / London : 
MCMVIII. 



234 IlinLIOGRArnV of the BRONTES. 

Collation: — Demy octavo; \^ol. i, pp. viii-4-4^5 ; ^^^- ''. 
pp. vi + 482, Illustrated with Portraits of Charlotte 
Bronte, Mrs. Gaskell, &c. 

Issued in dark crimson buckram boards, with untrimmed 
edges, and lettered in t^old across the back. 

(36) 

Catalogue / of / Objects in the Museum / of the/ 
Bronte Society / at / Haworth. / Compiled by 
W. T. Field, Hon. Secretary. / M. iMeld and Sons. 
Ltd., Southgate, Bradford. / June, 1908. 

Collation: — Demy octavo, pp. 32, with I-^'ontispiecc and 
three other Illustrations. 

Issued in dull green printed paper wrappers, with trimmed 
edges. 

(37) 

Second Edition. / A. K. Hall's / Illustrated / Guide 
to Haworth. / Includincr a Poem by / Charlotte 
Bronte, / which does not aj){)ear in any of / the 
Collected X'olumes of Poems, / but is of great 
interest as one of / her earliest essays in Verse. 
It / was written at the agc" of Si.xteen / Years. / 
Haworth: / A. I*:. Hall. 11. Main Street, 
Telephone ix. [1908 J. 

C(jllati()n :— Crown octavo, i)p. 46, with eleven Illustrations 
and a Map. 



URONTEANA. 235 

Issued in printed paper wrappers, with trimmed edges. 

The ' Poem by Charlotte Bronte ' mentioned upon the title- 
page was the Lines on Bewick, which had already appeared in 
The Times Literary Supplement, Jamtary ^th, 1907. The poem 
was not included in the first, 1903, edition of the Guide. 

(38) 

Les Grands Ecrivains Etrangers / Ernest Dimnet / 
Les Soeurs Bronte / Paris / Blond & C'% Editeurs / 
7, Place S'- Supplice ; 3, Rue Feron ; 6, Rue du 
Can! vet / 19 10. 

Collation: — Crown octavo, pp. xii + 2/6, with Portrait- 
Frontispiece. 

Issued in paper boards backed with cloth, with untrimmed 
edges, lettered upon the front cover. 

(39) 

The Key to the / Bronte Works / The Key to 
Charlotte Bronte's / " Wuthering Heights," " Jane 
Eyre," / And her other Works, / Showing the 
method of their / Construction and their re- / lation 
to the Facts and the People of her life. / By / John 
Malham - Dembleby. / London and Felling-on- 
Tyne : / The Walter Scott Publishing Co., Ltd. / 
New York and Melbourne. / 191 1. / All Rights 
Reserved. 

Collation :— Crown octavo, pp. 185. 

Issued in dark crimson cloth boards, with trimmed edges, 
lettered in gold across the back. 



236 nini.ioGRAPHV OF r//j- hkikxtes. 

(40) 

A iJay with / Charlotte / Bronte hy Maurice 
Clare / [Publishers Monogram^ [ London / H odder 
6v: Stoui^hton. \\<^\ i] 

Collation : — Large square octavo, pp. 48, with five coloured 
Illustrations. 

Issued in dark grey paper boards, lettered in black and 
gold, and with a coloured Portrait of Charlotte Hronle 
upon the front cover. 

(41) 
The Brontes / By Flora Masson / London : 
T. C. & I-:. C. Jack / 67 Lon.cr Acre. W.C. and 
Edinburgh / New York : The Dodiic Ptiblishing 
Co. [1912] 

Collation : — h'oolscap octavo, pp. 92, with l'(irtrait-l-rontis- 
piece. 

Issued in bright green cloth boards, lettered in black, with 
trimmed edges. 

(42) 
I)er Stil in den Romanen / Charlotte Brontes. / 
Inaugural - Dissertation / zur / lu'langung der 
doktorwiirde / der / Hohen Philoso])hischen 
I'akultcit / der/ V^ereinigten I'^riedrichs-Cniversitat / 
1 lalUt-W'ittenberg / X'orgelegt von / Hans Junge / 
Alls lland)urg- / Halle A. S. Hofhuchdriickerei 
( ". A. Kaeniinercr d^ Co. / I(.)i2. 



nRONTEAiXA. 237 

Collation : — Demy octavo, p[). 143. 

Issued in yellow printed paper wrappers, with untrimmed 
edges. 

(43) 
The / Three Brontes / By / May Sinclair / With 
a Frontispiece / London : Hutchinson & Co. / 
Paternoster Row, 191 2. 

Collation: — Demy octavo, pp. viii + 257, with Portrait- 
Frontispiece. 

Issued in dark green cloth boards, gilt lettered, with 
trimmed edges. 

A *■ Ne7v Edition'' was printed in 19 14, pp. viii-fx + 257, the 
ten added pages carrying an ^'Introduction to the Second Edition." 

(44) 

A Spring-Time / Saunter / Round and about / 
Bronte Land / By Whiteley Turner / With 
Drawings by A. Comfort / and other Illustrations / 
Halifax : / The Halifax Courier Ltd. 191 3. 

Collation : — Royal octavo, pp. 239, with Portrait-Frontis- 
piece. 

Issued in bright blue cloth boards, gilt lettered. 

In reference to this book Mr. Butler Wood writes me as follows : — 
" By letters from the author in my possession it is evident that he 
rushed out copies of the volume which needed extensive corrections. 
Some of the sheets were made up with a fresh title bearing the words 
Second Edition, and the last copies were noted as being Tliird 
Edition. All three are dated 191 3. The so-called Thi7-d Edition 
contains a different portrait of the author from that which appeared in 
the original issue.'' 



238 ninUOGRAPIIY OF THE BRONTES. 

(45) 

In the I^jotsteps of the Brontes / By Mrs. Kllis 
11. Chadwick / Author of / "Mrs. Oaskell : 
Haunts, Momes and Stories," etc. / London: Sir 
Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd. / Xo. i Amen Corner. 
I'^.C. 1 9 14. 

Collation: — Demy octavo, pp. xvi-f 502, with Portraits and 
other Illu.strations. 

Issued in dark blue cloth boards, gilt lettered, with 
untrimmed edges. 

(46) 

The Wayfarer's Library / The Brontes / and their 
Circle / Clement Shorter / S^Printcrs ontaincHt^ / 
J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / London. [1914J 

Collation : — Foolscap octavo, printed in double sheets, 
pp. 476, preceded by Title-page and Portrait- 
Froiitispiecc. 

Issued in brown cloth boards, gilt lettered, with trimmed 
edges. 

This book is in the main a reprint of Charlotte Bro/ite and her 
Circle, No. 20 of the present list. But the work was revised 
tliroughout, and a number of new letters, unearthed during the 
interval that had elapsed since 1896, were introduced into the 

iLXt. 



BRONTE AN A. 239 

(47) 
Kitty Bell / The Orphan / Possibly an earlier 
version of / Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" / 
Written circa 1844 / and published as the / Work 
of Eugene Sue / With an Introduction by / Mrs. 
Ellis H. Chadwick / Author of " In the Footsteps 
of the Brontes " / " Mrs. Gaskell : Haunts, Homes, 
and Stories," etc. / London / Sir Isaac Pitman & 
Sons, Ltd., I Amen Corner, E.C. / And at Bath, 
New York and Melbourne / 1914. 

Collation :— Crown octavo, pp. xxviii+ 146, with a Portrait 
of Charlotte Bronte and five Illustrations. 

Issued in bright red cloth boards, with trimmed edges. 

An ill-considered and hopelessly unconvincing attempt to 
prove that Kitty Bell, The Orphan^ was the work of Charlotte 
Bronte. 

(48) 
The Secret of / Charlotte Bronte / F'ollowed by / 
Some Reminiscences of the real / Monsieur and 
Madame Heger / By / Frederika Macdonald, 
D.Litt. / . . . / London: T. C. & E. C Jack / 
6^ Long Acre, W.C. / And Edinburgh / 1914. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. vii + 263, with Portraits and 
other Illustrations. 

Issued in bright blue cloth boards, lettered in black, with 
untrimmed edges. 



240 lillll.tOGRAPIfY OF THE liROXTKS. 

(49) 
Best Ways / To Visit / Hrontii-land / Vroxw 
Halifax / Supplement to ' "A Spring-time 
Saunter : / Round and About Bronte-land " / By 
Whiteley Turner. / With Map / Illustrating both 
])ublications. / Copyright. / Price Fourpence. / 
Published by The Halifax Courier, Ltd. / 1914. 

Collation : — Demy octavo, pp. 36, with large folding Map 
inserted. 

Issued in cream-coloured printed paper wrappers, with 
untrimmed edges. 

(50) 
Charlotte Bronte / The Woman / A Study / By / 
Maude Goldring / London / Elkin Mathews, Cork 
Street / MCMXW 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. 95. 

Issued in bright blue cloth boards, gilt lettered, with edges 
untrimmed. 

(51) 
Letters / on / Charlotte / Bronte / By / Mrs. 
Gaskell. | 1916.] 

Collation : — F'oolscap quarto, pp. 12. 

Issued in dull sage-green paper wrappers, with trimmed 
edges, and with the title-page reproduced upon the front. 
The book was edited by Mr. Clement Shorter. Twenty- 
five Copies only were printed. 



liRONTEANA. 24 1 

(52) 

Ock / on / A Distant Memory /of " Jane Eyre " / 
By / Andrew Lang. [191 6] 

Collation : — Foolscap quarto, pp. 8. 

Issued in bright red paper wrappers, with trimmed edges, 
and with the title-page reproduced upon the front. 
Twenty-five Copies only were printed. 

(53) 
Unpublished Essays / in Nov^el Writing, by / 
Charlotte Bronte. / George Edwin MacLean, / 
Ph.D., Hon. LL.D. / Former President of / The 
State University of Iowa. / Reprint from Bronte 
Society Publications, / Part xxvi. / Field, Sons & 
Co. Ltd., Southgate, Bradford. / 19 16. 
Collation : — Demy octavo, pp. 8. 

Issued in mottled yellow-grey paper wrappers, with trimmed 
edges, and with the title-page, enclosed within a rectangular 
ruled frame, reproduced upon the front. 

(54) 
1816 Centenary Service 1916 / In Thornton Parish 
Church. / At 3.15 p.m., / Palm Sunday, April i6th, 
1 9 16, / In Memory of / Charlotte Bronte / Born 
in Thornton, April 21st, 18 16. / S^IUustration of the 
Parsonage\ \ The Old Parsonage, Thornton, where 
Charlotte. / Patrick Branwell, Emily Jane & Anne 
Bronte were born. 



242 niniJOGRAPiry of the broxtes. 

Collation : — Demy octavo, pp. 8, with Portrait of Charlotte 
and two other Illustrations. 

Issued stitched, without wra[jpers, and with trimmed 
edges. 

(55) 
The Bronte Society. / Service in Commemoration / 
of the / Centenary of the / Birth of Charlotte 
Bronte. Hauorih Church, / Saturday, June 17th, 
1 9 16. / At 2.45 P.M. / Service Conducted by the 
Rector, / Rev. T. W. Story, M.A. / Address by 
the / Ri^^ht Rev. Bishoj) Welldon, / Dean of 
Manchester. 

Collation : — I^^oolscap octavo, pp. S, with Portrait of 
Charlotte and two other Illustrations. 

Issued stitched, wilhtnit wrappers, and with trimmed 
edt;es. 

* ^* A Special Service in Commemoration of the Bronte Sisters 
was held in Haworth Church on Saturday, October "jt/i, 1905, 
fifty years after the death of Charlotte. The hymns, one hy 
Charlotte and three hy .\nne, sung upon that occasion were 
printed as a crown octavo pamphlet of four pages. 

(56) 
TiiK BisONTf: SociKTv Tkans.\cti()X.^, 1S95 — iQ'?- 

\"nl.. I. 

'i'r.uisaclions / and / Other Publications / of / Tlie 
lironte Society. / Pxlited by / The Bibliooraphii-.d 
Secretary. / \'ol. I. / (P.uls I. to XIIP Inclusive.) / 



BRONTEANA. 



243 



Printed for the Society by / M. Field & Sons, 
Godwin Street, Bradford. / January, 1898. 



Pa 



III, 1895, 

IV, 1896, 

V, 1897, 

VI, 1897, 

VII, 1897, 

VIII, 1898, 



I, 1895, Demy octavo, pp. 34. 
II, 1895, ,, ,, 44, with Portraits and other 

Illustrations added. 
32. 
34. 
II. 
19. 

16, with an added Map. 
45, with two added Illus- 
trations. 
Each part was issued in dull bufif-coloured printed paper 
wrappers, with untrimmed edges. The collective title- 
page, Table of Contents, &c., was issued separately as a 
brocJiure of four leaves. 

Vol. II. 
Transactions / and / Other PubHcations / of / The 
Bronte Society. / Edited by/ Butler Wood, F.R.S.L./ 
Vol. II. / (Parts IX. to XV. Inclusive.) / Printed for 
the Society by / M, Field and Sons, Ltd., South- 
gate, Bradford / January, 1906. 



Part IX, 1899, Demy octavo, pp. 48. 



X, 1899, 



XI, 1900, 

XII, 1901, 

XIII, 1903, 

XIV, 1904, 

XV, 1906, 



49- 



103- 

135- 
167- 
191- 
219- 



-102, with a facsimile 
Letter, and other 
Illustrations. 

-134- 

-166. 

-190. 

-216.) By 



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1 error Nos. 217- 
,ere omitted from 



244 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE BRONTES. 

Kach part was issued in pale green printed paper wrappers, 
with untrimmed edges. The collective title-page, &c., was 
issued separately as a brocJiure of four leaves. 

Vol. III. 

Transactions and other Publications / of / The 
Bronte Society. / \'ol. III. / The Persons and 
Places / of the / Bronte Novels. / By Herbert E. 
Wroot. / Printed for the Society by / M. P^ield 
and Sons, Ltd., Southgate, Bradford. / January, 
1906. 

This volume consists of three Parts, not separate!}' 
numbered, hut each headed Supplementary Part. They 
together collate Demy octavo, pp. 237. The first deals 
with Jane Eyre, the second with S/iir/ey, and the third with 
Villette and The Professor. They were issued (in 1902, 
1905 and 1906) in pale green printed paper wrappers, with 
untrimmed edges. A title-page, &c., for the volume was 
issued as a separate brochure of four leaves. 

Vol. IV. 

Transactions / and / Other Publications / of / 
The Bronte Society. / Edited by / Builer Wood, 
F.R.S.L. / \'ol. '\\\ I (Parts XVI. to XXI 1. 
Inclusive.) / PriiUcd for the Society by / bicKl. 
Sons and Co. Ltd., Soulh^alc, Bradford. / April, 
101 2. 







BRONTEANA. 


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art XYI, 


1907, 


Deni)' 


octavo. 


pp. 24, 


with two Portraits 
added. 


„ XVII, 


1907, 




" 


„ 25- 


-40, with added 
Map. 


„ XVIII, 


1908, 




" 


n 41- 


-72, with added 
Frontispiece. 


„ XIX, 


1909, 




" 


>, 73- 


-132, with added 
Frontispiece. 


XX, 


1 9 1 0, 






., ^33- 


-162, with Front 
ispiece and blank 
leaf included in 
the pagination. 


„ XXI, 


1911, 




,, 


„ 163- 


—210. 


„ XXII. 


1912, 




,, 


„ 211- 


-248. 



45 



Each part was issued in dull green printed paper wrappers, 
with untrimmed edges. The collective title-page, &c., was 
issued separately as a brochure of four leaves. 



Vol. V. 

The fifth volume of the Bronte Society's Trans- 
actions has not yet been completed, and consequendy 
no collective title-page has been issued. Towards 
this volume the following five Parts have already 
appeared : — 

Part XXIII, 19 1 3, Demy octavo, pp. 



XXIV, 1914, 



XXV, 
XXVI, 



XXVII, 



1 9 1 6 , 



1917, 



44, with Portrait- 
Frontispiece added. 
Pp. 43-44 are blank. 
45 — 96) with Portrait- 
Frontispiece added. 
97—132- 
133 — 164, with Front- 
ispiece added. 
P. 164 is blank. 
165—203. 



246 nnUJOGRArHY OF THE nRONTF.S. 

Issued in printed paper urajipers, with untrimmed edges. 
The colour of the wrapper of Part XXV is deep orange, 
that of the other four Parts is a dull greenish-grey. 

The BrontC- Society also issued a series of fourteen Annual 
Reports, all, with the exception of the first, stitched in pa|)er 
wrappers. After the appearance of the fourteenth these Annual 
Reports ceased to he issued separately ; they were thereafter 
iiK luded in the Transactions. 

(57) 
A / I^ibliotrraphy / of / The Writings in Prose 
and Verse / of the Members of / The Bronte 
I^'amily / By / Thomas J. Wise / London : / 
Printed for Private Circulation only / By Richard 
Clay & Sons, Ltd. / 191 7. 

Collation: — Foolscap quarto, j)p. xv+ 255, with fort\--one 
full-page facsimiles of Title-pages and .Manu- 
scrij)ts. 

Issued in mauve coloured paper boards, with untrimmed 
edges, lettered across the back, and with the title-page 
reproduced upon the front. One Hundred Copies only 
were printed for subscribers. 

.-Iddi lions. 
(58) 
The/Bronte Country :/Its Topogr.iphy, Antitpiiiies,/ 
and History. / By / J. A. Krskine Stuart, / L.R.C.S. 
\'a\\\\. \ . . . Londop. : / Loni^mans, Green (S: Co./ 
1888. 



liRONTKANA. 247 

Collation: — Crown octavo, pp. xiv + 241, with a Frontis- 
piece and other Illustrations. 
Issued in dark green cloth boards, gilt lettered, with edges 
untrimmed. 

(59) 

Little Journeys / to the Homes of/ Famous Women / 
by Elbert Hubbard / Charlotte Bronte / April, 1897/ 
New York and London: G. P. / Putnam's Sons/ New 
Rochelle, N.Y. The / Knickerbocker Press. 

Collation: — Foolscap octavo, pp. 115 — 144,* with Portrait 
of Charlotte added. 

Issued in printed paper wrappers, with untrimmed edges. 
The title-page appears upon the front wrapper only, and 
does not occur in the body of the book. It is imposed 
within an ornamental frame, above which are the words 
" Vol. Hi. No. 4. Ten Cents. Per Year, One Dollar!' 

* The pages are numbered thus in order that they may take their 
place as a chapter of the completed work, Little Journeys to tJic Homes 
of Famotis Woiiieri. 



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(I) 



The following book was issued after the preceding sheets of the 
Bibliography had been coinpleted. 

[Voltaire's " Henriade," Book I : 191 7.] 
Voltaire's/" Henriade "/Book I/Translated from the 
French / By / Charlotte Bronte / Privately Printed by 
Clement Shorter/ London, June 19, 19 17. 

Collation : — Quarto, pp. 31 ; consisting of: Half title (with 
blank reverse) pp. i — 2 ; Frontispiece-facsimile 
(with blank recto) pp. 3 — 4 ; Title-page as above, 
enclosed within a single rectangular ruled frame 
(with a note by the Editor at the foot of the reverse *) 
pp. 5 — 6 ; Editor's Introduction pp. 7 — 8 ; and Text 
of the Poem pp. 9 — 30. The pamphlet is com- 
pleted by a leaf with blank reverse, and with a fac- 
simile of a portion of Charlotte's original Manu- 
script upon its recto. The head-line is Voltaire s 
''■ Hejiriade" throughout, upon both sides of the 

* This note reads as follows : — 

" Of this little book twenty-five copies ha->e been privately printed by Clement 
Shorter for distribution among his friends.'''' 

Against this note each copy was numbered and signed by the Editor. 



252 Bini.IOGRAPIIY or THE HROXTES. 

jjafje. The pages are numbered at foot in Arabic 

numerals. There are no signatures, but the pamphlet 

is composed of four sheets, each four lea\es, inset 

within each other. 

Issued in sage-green paper wrappers, lined with white, with 

untrimmcd edges, and with the title-page reproduced upon 

the front. The leaves measure lOX/i,' inches. 

No place of production is anywhere recorded. The pamphlet 
was printed in London by Messrs. Eyre and Spottiswoode, Ltd. 
Twenty-five Copies only were printed, all upon hand-made paper. 
The poem is not included in any edition of its author's works. 

Contents. 

PAr.R 

The First Hook of Voltaire's " Hcnriadc." ^F sing that hero 

over France 7vho reigned] 9 

The tiny nianuscri[)t volume which contains Charlotte's 
translation is in the possession of Mr. Clement Shorter. I give 
facsimiles, the actual size of the originals, of the title-page and 
two pages — the first and second — of the text of the booklet. 

There is a copy of Voltaire's " Henriade^' Book /, translated b\ 
Charlotte Bronte, 191 7, in the Library of the British Museum. 
The Press-mark is Tab. S/Sa. 52. 



(^) 



THE BRONTE MUSEUM AT HAWORTH. 

When the Bronte Society was established in December, 1894, 
one of its main objects was the formation of a Museum which 
should contain Drawings, Manuscripts, Portraits, Books and 
other memorials of the Bronte family. This being agreed upon, 
the question of its location remained to be settled. The 
Corporations of Bradford, Dewsbury and Keighley each offered 
facilities for carrying out the project, but the Council of the 
Society finally decided that Haworth was the most suitable place 
for the purpose, and after some delay arrangements were made 
with the authorities of the Yorkshire Penny Bank for the tenancy 
of two rooms in their premises opposite the church. By the help 
of various donors, and loans from owners, a sufficient number of 
objects was secured to justify the Council in opening the Museum 
for public inspection, and this took place on the i8th of May, 1895. 
The opening function was performed by the President, Mr. John 
Brigg, M P. (afterwards Sir John Brigg), in the presence of a 
large number of people, many of whom were brought by special 
trains from the adjacent towns. For this occasion the late Mr. 
George Smith, of Smith, Elder & Co., lent the first volumes of 
the manuscripts of Jane Eyre and Villette, thus giving the 
Museum a splendid start in life. 

Three years later (1898) many interesting objects were secured 
from the Nussey and Brown collections. Amongst those from 
the former was a set of sheets of the suppressed edition of 



254 /!//!/. /(>Ch'Ar//y t^F THE IIRONTES. 

Charlotte Bronti-'s Letters to Miss Nussey, edited by Mr. J. 
Horsfall Turner, and a letter from Charlotte Bronte to Miss 
Nussey's brother (the St. John Rivers oi Jane Eyre). 

Perhaps at no other time in its history was the Museum so 
rich in exhibits as in the years 1897-8, for during that period Mr. 
T. J. Wise and Mr. Clement Shorter lent a large number of 
manuscripts and letters from their unrivalled Bronte collections. 
The occasion was felt of sufficient importance to justify a special 
re-opening ceremony, which was performed by Mr. Clement 
Shorter on the loth of April, 1897, when he read a paper entitled 
Ne^v Light on the Brontes. Dr. Robertson Nicoll (now Sir 
\V'illiam Robertson Nicoll) also delivered an address on The 
Bronte Sisters. 

In the year 1901 the Museum was enriched by a valuable gift 
from Mr. Thomas J. Wise, consisting of 14 autograph letters by 
Charlotte Bronte, including her last two letters, written in pencil 
on her death-bed. These two letters are bound in full calf, 
together with a pencil drawing by the same hand. Bronte lovers 
all over the world have reason to be grateful for these and other 
gifts from the same source, and the Council of the Society take 
this opportunity of expressing their deep obligation to its most 
generous friend for the help he has so freely rendered. 

'I"he next additions of importance were made in 1907, when 
many relics were obtained from Mrs. Nicholls, the widow of the 
Rev. .\. 1). Nicholls, who married Charlotte Bronte in 1854. 
'ihey consisted of work-boxes formerly belonging to Charlotte, 
Emily, and Anne, and contained objects which had evidently 
remained undisturbed since the death of their owners. Amongst 
these were found the silver medal helil by (Charlotte Bronte for 
excellence in her studies while at Miss Wooler's school, her 
visiting card, paintbox. iu< khuts, and many other relics of a 
|)ersonal character. Another article from the same source was a 
small tin cash-box which Branwell gave to his sister ICmily. 'I'his 
containeil hue, beads, ami oilier articles of a like nature. A 



THE BRONTE MUSEUM AT HA WORTH. 255 

manuscript book of poems by Branwell, filling 77 quarto pages, 
was also included in this interesting collection. 

Since its inception in 1895 additions have been made as 
opportunity offered, great care being taken to ascertain their 
genuineness and authenticity. It is impossible to enumerate these, 
but it may be noted that at the present moment the Museum 
contains over 300 objects associated with the Bronte family, 
including 30 drawings by Charlotte, one by Emily, one by Anne, 
and 14 by Branwell. Of letters 36 are by Charlotte, two by 
Anne, 21 by Branwell, and 10 by the Rev. Patrick Bronte. 

An illustrated Catalogue was carefully prepared in 1908 by 
Mr. W. T. Field, the Honorary Secretary. This should be 
consulted by those who desire to see a detailed account of the 
Museum Collection. 

Butler Wood. 



BIBLIOGRAPHIES COMPLE TED. 
'Ilic Bibliography of George Borrow, i Vol. 
The Bibliography of the Bronte Family, i Vol. 
The Bibliography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, i Vol. 
The }>ibliography of Robert Browning, i Vol. 
The Bibliography of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, i Vol. 
A Supplement to the Bibliography of ('oleridge, i Vol. 
The Bibliography of John Ruskin, 2 Vols. 
The Bibliography of Alfred Tennyson, 2 Vols. 
The Bibliography of William Wordsworth, i Vol. 

IN PREPARATION. 

The Bibliography of Lord Byron. 

The Bibliography of John Dryden. 

The Bibliography of John Gay. 

The Bibliography of Walter Savage I^iindor. 

The Bibliography of Alexander Pope. 

The liibliography of Matthew Prior. 

The Bibliography of Percy Bysshe Shelley. 

The Bibliography of Algernon Charles Swinburne. 



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