One of the inconsequential but socially better placed characters Jane has to endure, at least until she finds her heart’s home.


‘Eliza still spoke little: she had evidently no time to talk.  I never saw a busier person than she seemed to be; yet it was difficult to say what she did: or rather to discover any result of her diligence.’


Source: Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre (London: Bounty Books, 2012 (1847)), p. 305

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