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I leave both the choice of subject and the manner of treating it entirely to yourself. He bent his head a little towards me, and with a single hasty glance seemed to dive into my eyes. I put my request in an absurd, almost insolent form.
Miss Eyre, I beg your pardon. The fact is, once for all, I don't wish to treat you like an inferior: This is legitimate, et j'y tiens, as Adele would say; and it is by virtue of this superiority, and this alone, that I desire you to have the goodness to talk to me a little now, and divert my thoughts, which are galled with dwelling on one point -- cankering as a rusty nail.
Ask me questions, and I will do my best to answer them. But I won't allow that, seeing that it would never suit my case, as I have made an indifferent, not to say a bad, use of both advantages. Leaving superiority out of the question, then, you must still agree to receive my orders now and then, without being piqued or hurt by the tone of command.
I thought to myself Mr. Rochester IS peculiar -- he seems to forget that he pays me 30 pounds per annum for receiving his orders. Oh yes, I had forgotten the salary! Well then, on that mercenary ground, will you agree to let me hector a little? Most things free-born will submit to anything for a salary; therefore, keep to yourself, and don't venture on generalities of which you are intensely ignorant.
However, I mentally shake hands with you for your answer, despite its inaccuracy; and as much for the manner in which it was said, as for the substance of the speech; the manner was frank and sincere; one does not often see such a manner: Not three in three thousand raw school-girl-governesses would have answered me as you have just done.
But I don't mean to flatter you: And then, after all, I go too fast in my conclusions: My eye met his as the idea crossed my mind: I know it, and I don't wish to palliate them, I assure you.
God wot I need not be too severe about others; I have a past existence, a series of deeds, a colour of life to contemplate within my own breast, which might well call my sneers and censures from my neighbours to myself. I started, or rather for like other defaulters, I like to lay half the blame on ill fortune and adverse circumstances was thrust on to a wrong tack at the age of one-and- twenty, and have never recovered the right course since: I envy you your peace of mind, your clean conscience, your unpolluted memory.
Little girl, a memory without blot or contamination must be an exquisite treasure -- an inexhaustible source of pure refreshment: I was your equal at eighteen -- quite your equal.
Nature meant me to be, on the whole, a good man, Miss Eyre; one of the better kind, and you see I am not so. You would say you don't see it; at least I flatter myself I read as much in your eye beware, by-the-bye, what you express with that organ; I am quick at interpreting its language.
Then take my word for it, -- I am not a villain: Do you wonder that I avow this to you? Know, that in the course of your future life you will often find yourself elected the involuntary confidant of your acquaintances' secrets: You would say, I should have been superior to circumstances; so I should -- so I should; but you see I was not.
When fate wronged me, I had not the wisdom to remain cool: I turned desperate; then I degenerated. Now, when any vicious simpleton excites my disgust by his paltry ribaldry, I cannot flatter myself that I am better than he: I am forced to confess that he and I are on a level. I wish I had stood firm -- God knows I do!
Dread remorse when you are tempted to err, Miss Eyre; remorse is the poison of life. Reformation may be its cure; and I could reform -- I have strength yet for that -- if -- but where is the use of thinking of it, hampered, burdened, cursed as I am? Besides, since happiness is irrevocably denied me, I have a right to get pleasure out of life: And I may get it as sweet and fresh as the wild honey the bee gathers on the moor.Jane Eyre is very much the story of a quest to be loved.
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