“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” - Ann Landers
Love and Friendship
Love is like the wild rose-briar,
Friendship like the holly-tree -
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms
But which will bloom most constantly?
The wild-rose briar is sweet in the spring,
Its summer blossoms scent the air;
Yet wait till winter comes again
And who will call the wild-briar fair?
Then scorn the silly rose-wreath now
And deck thee with the holly's sheen,
That when December blights thy brow
He may still leave thy garland green.
Emily JaneBrontë (1818 – 1848)
Emily Brontë was born July 30, 1818, Thornton, Yorkshire, England and died Dec. 19, 1848, Haworth, Yorkshire. Her pseudonym was Ellis Bell. She was an English novelist and poet who produced only one novel, Wuthering Heights (1847), which is a highly imaginative novel of passion and hate set on her native Yorkshire moors.
Emily was perhaps the greatest of the three Brontë sisters, but the record of her life is extremely meagre, for she was silent and reserved and left no correspondence of interest, and her single novel darkens rather than solves the mystery of her spiritual existence. The portrait in the illustration above is by her brother, Branwell Brontë.