"When my daugthers were at home, they read their manuscript to each other, and gave their candid opinion of what was written. – I never interfer’d with them at these times – I judged it best to throw them upon their own responsibility. Beside a Clergyman bordering on the age of eighty years, was likely to be too cold and severe a critic of the efforts of buoyant and youthful Genius – Hence it came to grass that I never saw their works till appear’d in print".
(form a letter of Patrik Brontë to Mrs Gaskell - Patrick Brontë: Father of Genius, Dudley Green)
Patrick Brontë (17 March 1777 – 7 June 1861) was born today on 1777. He was a clergyman of the Church of England and was the father of the writers Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë and of Branwell Brontë, his only son.