From Women Novelists of Queen Victoria's Reign: A Book of Appreciations, by Mrs. Oliphant, etc.
CHARLOTTE BRONTE'S MARRIAGE
"Well! was not this that which she had longed for, the natural end of life toward which her Shirley, her Caroline, her Lucy had angrily stretched forth their hands, indignant to be kept waiting, clamouring for instant entrance? And so it was, but how different!"
From The Sisters Bronte, by Margaret Oliphant