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One does not jump, and spring, and shout hurrah! at hearing one has got a fortune, one begins to consider responsibilities, and to ponder business; on a base of steady satisfaction rise certain grave cares, and we contain ourselves, and brood over our bliss with a solemn brow.

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Charlotte Bronte (April 21, 1816 March 31, 1855) was an English novelist, the eldest of the trio of Bronte sisters whose novels have become enduring classics of English literature.

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