single page item is a reproduction of the first page of Charlotte
Brontes classic story, Jane Eyre. It makes for a terrific
piece to frame and decorate a study or bedroom!
page is standard 8.5" x 11" in size and has been
hand antiqued via our own unique paper aging process to achieve
a look you wont find anywhere else.
actual page contains the following text (though please note
that the formatting and font will be different as viewed on
this page see photo for exact formatting and look!):
was no possibility of taking a walk that day. We had been
wandering, indeed, in the leafless shrubbery an hour in the
morning; but since dinner (Mrs. Reed, when there was no company,
dined early) the cold winter wind had brought with it clouds
so sombre, and a rain so penetrating, that further out-door
exercise was now out of the question.
was glad of it: I never liked long walks, especially on chilly
afternoons: dreadful to me was the coming home in the raw
twilight, with nipped fingers and toes, and a heart saddened
by the chidings of Bessie, the nurse, and humbled by the consciousness
of my physical inferiority to Eliza, John, and Georgiana Reed.
said Eliza, John, and Georgiana were now clustered round their
mama in the drawing-room: she lay reclined on a sofa by the
fireside, and with her darlings about her (for the time neither
quarrelling nor crying) looked perfectly happy. Me, she had
dispensed from joining the group; saying, She regretted
to be under the necessity of keeping me at a distance; but
that until she heard from Bessie, and could discover by her
own observation, that I was endeavouring in good earnest to
acquire a more sociable and childlike disposition, a more
attractive and sprightly mannersomething lighter, franker,
more natural, as it wereshe really must exclude me from
privileges intended only for contented, happy, little children.
does Bessie say I have done? I asked.
I dont like cavillers or questioners; besides, there
is something truly forbidding in a child taking up her elders
in that manner. Be seated somewhere; and until you can speak
pleasantly, remain silent.
antiqued paper is delicately laced with a subtle hint of gold
in the creases creating an almost magical look. (Although
its difficult to catch with a camera, you can see in
the image below how the shimmering is caught in the light)
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