“My Master,” he says, “has forewarned me. Daily he announces more distinctly, – ‘Surely I come quickly!’ and hourly I more eagerly respond, – ‘Amen, even so come, Lord Jesus!'”

– Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre, Chapter 38. The novel ends on a religious note, with Jane quoting from one of St. John’s letters to her in the book’s final lines. Here St. John is anticipating his own death and calmly accepts it and prays for God to take him. The unmarried St. John is a missionary in India and is near death. It is the kind of life he prayed for and the one he received.