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All of the following quotations support the idea that Thornfield Hall is a suitable setting for a Gothic novel EXCEPT


"Everything appeared very stately and imposing to me; but then I was so little accustomed to grandeur."


"...the eerie impression made by that wide hall, that dark and spacious staircase, and that long, cold gallery."


"The roads were heavy, the night misty; my conductor let his horse walk all the way, and the hour and a half extended, I verily believe, to two hours."


"It was a curious laugh; distinct, formal, mirthless. I stopped: the sound ceased, only for an instant; it began again, louder."


"Thornfield is a fine old hall, rather neglected of late years perhaps, but still it is a respectable place."

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