Having recently moved into a house set in a vast wooded garden, I am looking to turn its green swathes into ‘flower-sprinkled turf’ which should make for bee-buzzing swards and butterfly-fluttering meadows.

My eye feasted on the outline of swell and sweep – on the wild colouring communicated to ridge and dell by moss, by heath-bell, by flower-sprinkled turf, by brilliant bracken, and mellow granite crag.

See also our celebration of this bestellar Bronte book, packed with powerful and moving illustrated quotes.

Source: Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre (London: Bounty Books, 2012 (1847)), p. 458

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