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Daemon
Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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One does not jump, and spring, and shout hurrah! at hearing one has got a fortune, one begins to consider responsibilities, and to ponder business; on a base of steady satisfaction rise certain grave cares, and we contain ourselves, and brood over our bliss with a solemn brow.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)
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The responsibilities which are imposed by rank and privilege and good fortune can... become very onerous indeed.
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Jump, spring, and shout hurrah? You can't afford such stuff in the high society…
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Solemnity!
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Boo hoo! Boo hoo!
Daemon wrote:
One does not jump, and spring, and shout hurrah! at hearing one has got a fortune, one begins to consider responsibilities, and to ponder business; on a base of steady satisfaction rise certain grave cares, and we contain ourselves, and brood over our bliss with a solemn brow.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)
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Wow, turns out hanging on in quiet desperation IS the English way! Who knew? Pink Floyd was spot on!
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never reveal to anybody of your economic status
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This a sure quote from the magnificient novel Jane Eyre.

What a book!
pedro
Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015 9:09:24 AM
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striker wrote:
never reveal to anybody of your economic status



the shoes are usually a giveaway
Bobby Angell
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Wow, I really need to read some Bronte. English society was always so restrained. I'm a rather reserved person but I think if I suddenly found myself with a fortune there would be a fair amount of jumping and shouting before I got down to pondering all the responsibility unless it came with some Faustian, Monkey's Paw type twist.
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Lottery winner should read this ten times each.
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Lottery winner should read this three times at least.
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The quotation in its context from :
JANE EYRE
Chapter 33


Here was a new card turned up! It is a fine thing, reader, to be lifted in a moment from indigence to wealth — a very fine thing; but not a matter one can comprehend, or consequently enjoy, all at once. And then there are other chances in life far more thrilling and rapture-giving: this is solid, an affair of the actual world, nothing ideal about it: all its associations are solid and sober, and its manifestations are the same. One does not jump, and spring, and shout hurrah! at hearing one has got a fortune; one begins to consider responsibilities, and to ponder business; on a base of steady satisfaction rise certain grave cares, and we contain ourselves, and brood over our bliss with a solemn brow.

Read the book :http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/j/jane-eyre/summary-and-analysis/chapter-33/chapter-33-2
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Daemon wrote:
One does not jump, and spring, and shout hurrah! at hearing one has got a fortune, one begins to consider responsibilities, and to ponder business; on a base of steady satisfaction rise certain grave cares, and we contain ourselves, and brood over our bliss with a solemn brow.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)


Jane, Jane, must you be so level-headed, Charlotte Brontesque? Live a little! Applause

Virginia Lathan
Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015 3:35:45 PM

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Sounds like Charolotte is providing some insight into the nature of how money comes...and how money goes. And if you’re a responsible person, right after you’ve jumped for joy for getting it, you’re probably inclined to have a sobering reaction. Happened to me. When I was 18, I got the car of my dreams, a Ford Mustang. I was on top of the world! At least until my grandmother (who co-signed for the car for me) presented me with a bill for how much her auto insurance went up because there were now two cars on her policy. So I had to use all the money I made in my paycheck from a part time job I was working to pay the bill. After that, sure I had a great car, but because I paid the bill I was as poor as Old Man Joe’s turkey hen. Eh?
Virginia Lathan
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monamagda wrote:
The quotation in its context from :
JANE EYRE
Chapter 33


Here was a new card turned up! It is a fine thing, reader, to be lifted in a moment from indigence to wealth — a very fine thing; but not a matter one can comprehend, or consequently enjoy, all at once. And then there are other chances in life far more thrilling and rapture-giving: this is solid, an affair of the actual world, nothing ideal about it: all its associations are solid and sober, and its manifestations are the same. One does not jump, and spring, and shout hurrah! at hearing one has got a fortune; one begins to consider responsibilities, and to ponder business; on a base of steady satisfaction rise certain grave cares, and we contain ourselves, and brood over our bliss with a solemn brow.

Read the book :http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/j/jane-eyre/summary-and-analysis/chapter-33/chapter-33-2


Thanks Monamagda! It's nice having a quote in context!
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pedro wrote:
striker wrote:
never reveal to anybody of your economic status



the shoes are usually a giveaway


Quite a relief for me that people think this way. Whistle
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015 5:21:22 PM

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I would jump, shout hallelujah and spend it. To think you have been given a blessing and it made you sad? Maybe, you should let me have it so you won't have to worry.
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