Brontë Parsonage

Brontë Parsonage.

Home of the Brontë Sisters.

Emily lived at the Brontë Parsonage for the majority of her short life. She is said to have died on the sofa in the dining room. Emily is buried within the family vault in the church opposite the Parsonage.

Parsonage Painting

Mrs Gaskell’s drawing of the Parsonage and Church showing their isolation during the Brontës lifetimes.

During Emily’s life, the Parsonage and its surroundings looked quite different. The trees that surround the graveyard had not been planted and the house was right on the edge of the town, which subsequently made it directly border the moors. The Parsonage was also smaller as the northern extension was not added until after she and her family had died.

 

 

The Hearth of Home

Emily hated being away from the Parsonage and wrote this to show how she felt:

There is a spot mid barren hills

Where winter howls and driving rain,

But if the deary tempest chills

There is a light that warms again.

The house is old, the trees are bare

And moonless bends the misty dome

But what on earth is half so dear,

So longed for as the hearth of home?

Poem from The World of the Brontës by Jane O Neill.

Scans:

Book: The World of the Brontës by Jane O Neill.

Links:

http://www.haworth-village.org.uk/brontes/parsonage/parsonage.asp

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