He saw nature – he saw books through me; and never did I weary of gazing for his behalf, and of putting into words the effect of the field, tree, town, river, cloud, sunbeam – of the landscape before us; of the weather round us and impressing by sound on his ear what light could no longer stamp on his eye.

– Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre, Chapter 38. A beautiful intimacy develops between Jane and Rochester, as she cares for him and becomes his eyes, through which he is able to see books and the magnificence of nature all around them.