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Jane Eyre
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  • This reproach of my dependence had become a vague sing-song in my ear: very painful and crushing, but only half intelligible.
  • Well, Jane! not a word of reproach?
  • Anything like a tangible reproach gave me courage at once.
  • These were vile discoveries; but except for the treachery of concealment, I should have made them no subject of reproach to my wife, even when I found her nature wholly alien to mine, her tastes obnoxious to me, her cast of mind common, low, narrow, and singularly incapable of being led to anything higher, expanded to anything larger — when I found that I could not pass a single evening, nor even a single hour of the day with her in comfort; that kindly conversation could not be…
  • "But I do think hardly of you," I said; "and I’ll tell you why — not so much because you refused to give me shelter, or regarded me as an impostor, as because you just now made it a species of reproach that I had no ’brass’ and no house.

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  • She reproached him for being thoughtless and lazy.
  • Don’t reproach yourself for things beyond your control.

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