Believe not those who say

Believe not those who say. Anne Brontë* (1820-1849). According to Edward Chitham (1979, p. 161) this was written on 24 April 1848, just over a year before her death. It was printed in a collection of the sisters’ ‘literary remains’ added by Charlotte Brontë to the Second Edition of Emily Brontë*’s Wuthering Heights published in 1850: Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey, by Ellis and Acton Bell, a new edition, revised, with... a Selection from their Literary Remains. By Currer Bell. In this edition it was entitled ‘The Narrow Way’. It had ten 4-line stanzas. Six were printed in SofP/SofPE, where they were aptly entitled by Percy Dearmer* ‘Courage’. The omitted stanzas were 3, 4, 6 and 7: (3)...

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