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1  My Spring is gone, however, but it has left me that French floweret on my hands, which, in some moods, I would fain be rid of.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
2  She played: her execution was brilliant; she sang: her voice was fine; she talked French apart to her mamma; and she talked it well, with fluency and with a good accent.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
3  As she grew up, a sound English education corrected in a great measure her French defects; and when she left school, I found in her a pleasing and obliging companion: docile, good-tempered, and well-principled.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
4  I examined, too, in thought, the possibility of my ever being able to translate currently a certain little French story which Madame Pierrot had that day shown me; nor was that problem solved to my satisfaction ere I fell sweetly asleep.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
5  She boasted of beautiful paintings of landscapes and flowers by them executed; of songs they could sing and pieces they could play, of purses they could net, of French books they could translate; till my spirit was moved to emulation as I listened.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
6  I looked in vain for her I had first seen the night before; she was not visible: Miss Miller occupied the foot of the table where I sat, and a strange, foreign-looking, elderly lady, the French teacher, as I afterwards found, took the corresponding seat at the other board.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
7  After a brief stay there, I shall bear my treasure to regions nearer the sun: to French vineyards and Italian plains; and she shall see whatever is famous in old story and in modern record: she shall taste, too, of the life of cities; and she shall learn to value herself by just comparison with others.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
8  , John and his wife, Leah the housemaid, and Sophie the French nurse, were decent people; but in no respect remarkable; with Sophie I used to talk French, and sometimes I asked her questions about her native country; but she was not of a descriptive or narrative turn, and generally gave such vapid and confused answers as were calculated rather to check than encourage inquiry.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
9  Thus relieved of a grievous load, I from that hour set to work afresh, resolved to pioneer my way through every difficulty: I toiled hard, and my success was proportionate to my efforts; my memory, not naturally tenacious, improved with practice; exercise sharpened my wits; in a few weeks I was promoted to a higher class; in less than two months I was allowed to commence French and drawing.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII