"Concealing the mad-woman's neighbourhood from you,
however, was something like covering a child with a cloak and laying it down near a upas-tree:
that demon's vicinage is poisoned, and always was.
But I'll shut up Thornfield Hall: I'll nail up the front door and board the lower windows:
I'll give Mrs. Poole two hundred a year to live here with my wife, as you term that fearful hag:
Grace will do much for money, and she shall have her son, the keeper at Grimsby Retreat, to bear her company
and be at hand to give her aid in the paroxysms,
when my wife is prompted by her familiar to burn people in their beds at night,
to stab them, to bite their flesh from their bones, and so on..."
"Sir," I interrupted him, "you are inexorable for that unfortunate lady:
you speak of her with hate -- with vindictive antipathy. It is cruel -- she cannot help being mad."