This novel being set in England, I liked this evocation of a splendid bird from the other side of the world.  You can see him wheeling down from an Andean eyrie in broad, confident circles, like Manley Hopkins’ windhover, ‘riding underneath him steady air’.

‘… not the widest-winged condoron the Andes could, twice in succession, send out such a yell from the cloud shrouding his eyrie.’


Source: Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre (London: Bounty Books, 2012 (1847)), p. 266

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