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Bronte, Emily - Yes, as I mused, the naked room The flickering firelight died away

Identifier

002831

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Yes, as I mused, the naked room
The flickering firelight died away
And from the midst of cheerless gloom
I passed to bright unclouded day
 
A little and a lone green lane
That opened on a common wide
A distant, dreamy, dim blue chain
Of mountains circling every side
 
A heaven so clear, an earth so calm
So sweet, so soft, so hushed an air
And deepening still the dream like charm
Wild moor sheep feeding everywhere
 
That was the scene, I knew it well
I knew the pathways far and near
That, winding o'er each billowy swell
Marked out the tracks of wandering deer
 
Could I have lingered but an hour
It well had paid a week of toil
But truth has banished fancy's power
I hear my dungeon bars recoil

Even as I stood with raptured eye
Absorbed in bliss so deep and clear
My hour of rest had fleeted by
And given me back to weary care

The source of the experience

Bronte, Emily

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Cage

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Tuberculosis

Suppressions

Believing in the spiritual world
Laudanum

Commonsteps

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