to let white-washed walls vouch for clean shrines.

Category: Religion | Type: Historical | Title: Jane Eyre (in Context) | Author: Charlotte Brontë | Ch: Preface

Matthew 23:27. "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and everything unclean." The reference reappears in the novel.

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