But being shy and retiring persons, with no natural inclination for their part, they lived as much as possible in the sylvan solitude of Skuytercliff, and when they came to town, declined all invitations on the plea of Mrs. van der Luyden’s health.
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The darkness of natural as well as of sylvan dusk gathered over me.
Charlotte Bronte -- Jane Eyre
Laugh at woe and laugh at foe, Menoa’s scion now is safe this night! A forest child we lost to strife; A sylvan daughter caught by life!