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By Edward Chitham

This new addition to Palgrave Macmillan's writer Chronologies sequence info occasions within the lives of the Bronte sisters and their affiliates. significant occasions resembling the ebook of heritage in their works are integrated, and are balanced via info of Bronte family existence. There are unique discussions, within the gentle of chronology, of the scandal affecting the Bronte's brother, Branwell, and the imaginary kingdoms shared by way of all 4 kids.

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7 CB writes and dates ‘O thou great thou mighty tower’ in collaboration with PBB [CA, p. 77; VN, I, p. 70]. 8 CB writes and dates ‘Beneath a shady tree I sat’ [CA, p. 154]. 9 CB writes and dates ‘behold that silvery streak of light’ and possibly some other work including the poem ‘Sunset’ [CA, p. 154]. On the same date she draws sketches of Glass Town characters [A & S, pp. 166–7]. 23 CB draws a Fisherman sheltering against a tree [A & S, p. 167]. November CB completes and dates a volume of Blackwood’s Young Men’s Magazine [CA, p.

849, gives reasons for doubting the date]. It is impossible to date a further story in Scruton concerning PB shaving on a Sunday. This was severely criticized by an old lady in Thornton, who went to see PB. He denied he had shaved on a Sunday claiming, ‘I never shaved in all my life … I have so little beard that a little clipping every three months is all that is necessary’ [Scruton, p. 58]. This story should be kept in mind when assessing the character of PB. April 21 (Wed) 24 CB’s third birthday.

William Morgan reviews The Cottage in the Wood in The Pastoral Visitor [MOS, p. 171]. October 19 Elizabeth Firth comes to tea at the house of PB and MBB, and watches an eclipse of the sun [MOS, p. 175]. 1817 February 8 EB’s second birthday. March 17 PB’s fortieth birthday. April 13 (Sun) 21 Rev. John Fennell signs Bradford parish church registers for the last time. He later becomes minister of Cross-stone chapel, near Todmorden [see below, 1819]. CB’s first birthday. May 9 13 14 The Brontë family dine at Kipping House [MOS, p.

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