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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Charlotte Bronte
By Blanche Dismorr
 
On reading her letters to M. Héger

O PROUD! O passionate! what desperate pain
  Subdued that haughty soul, that iron will—
  Bowed that stiff neck, wore that wild spirit, till
It bit the dust, and, broken, rose again!
 
What feverish, trembling fingers held the pen        5
  Which traced those delicate characters—the cry
  Of one too hungry-hearted, plain and shy,
Baffled and stung by the strange moods of men.
 
Discarded fragments, eloquent and rare,
  Carelessly torn by man without regret;        10
  Roughly sewn up, with some parts missing yet,
How many a woman’s heart lies bleeding there!
 
 
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