Who is Patrick Bronte

Patrick Brontë (, commonly ; born Patrick Brunty; 17 March 1777 – 7 June 1861) was an Irish Anglican priest and author who spent most of his adult life in England. He was the father of the writers Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë, and of Branwell Brontë, his only son. Patrick outlived his wife, the former Maria Branwell, by forty years, by which time all of their six children had died as well.


Brontë was born Patrick Brunty at Drumballyroney, near Rathfriland, County Down (now in Northern Ireland), the eldest of the ten children of "farmhand, fence-fixer and road-builder" Hugh Brunty, an Anglican, and Elinor Alice (née McClory) an Irish Catholic. The family was "large and very poor", owning four books (including two copies of the Bible) and subsisti...
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Patrick Bronte Poems

  • The Rainbow.
    The shower is past, and the sky
    O'erhead is both mild and serene,
    Save where a few drops from on high,
    Like gems, twinkle over the green: ...
  • Epistle To A Young Clergyman.
    "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 TIMOTHY ii. 15.

    My youthful brother, oft I long
    To write to you in prose or song; ...
  • The Spider And The Fly.
    The sun shines bright, the morning's fair,
    The gossamers float on the air,
    The dew-gems twinkle in the glare,
    The spider's loom ...
  • To The Rev. J. Gilpin, On His Improved Edition Of The "pilgrim's Progress."
    When, Reverend Sir, your good design,
    To clothe our Pilgrim gravely fine,
    And give him gentler mien and gait,
    First reached my ear, his doubtful fate ...
  • Verses Sent To A Lady On Her Birthday.
    The joyous day illumes the sky
    That bids each care and sorrow fly
    To shades of endless night:
    E'en frozen age, thawed in the fires ...
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Bright 20 Light 18 God 18 Good 16 I Love You 16 Love 16 Heart 14 Heaven 14 Life 14 Joy 14

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Corrinmaya: i loved the world. piratical women flying houses and adhering to semi-regular social codes in victorian england? marvelous! and that the “final boss” is the brontë-darwin-jameson patrick patriarchy? spectacular!!
Nick_holland_: remembering maria bronte who was buried yesterday in 1821, here's a beautiful collage by amanda white of maria, patrick & the 6 bronte children outside thornton parsonage. can you find all the bronte siblings?
Bronte_ni: the next generation are coming along nicely. here’s a cheeky father patrick x shady sadie
Patrick_bronte: employed more than thirteen, cardamom tipped in early february.
Hbap1924: tomorrow, sat 10 sept, st mary's at oxenhope is having an open day between 10am and 2pm. visitors can discover more about the church's stained glass windows, bells and connections to the rev patrick bronte. more info here:
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Clare Robinson: I'm looking for a poem written by Patrick Bronte on the eve of his daughter Charlotte's wedding.

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John Milton Poem
On The Death Of A Fair Infant Dying Of A Cough
 by John Milton


O fairest flower no sooner blown but blasted,
Soft silken Primrose fading timelesslie,
Summers chief honour if thou hadst outlasted
Bleak winters force that made thy blossome drie;
For he being amorous on that lovely die
That did thy cheek envermeil, thought to kiss

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