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Jane Eyre
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  • I am but the incumbent of a poor country parish: my aid must be of the humblest sort.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • To be sure I am distantly related to the Rochesters by the mother's side, or at least my husband was; he was a clergyman, incumbent of Hay that little village yonder on the hill and that church near the gates was his.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I believe you will accept the post I offer you," said he, "and hold it for a while: not permanently, though: any more than I could permanently keep the narrow and narrowing the tranquil, hidden office of English country incumbent; for in your nature is an alloy as detrimental to repose as that in mine, though of a different kind."  (not reviewed by editor)

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