I stood lonely enough; but to that feeling of isolation I was accustomed; it did not oppress me much. I leaned against a pillar of the verandah, drew my gray mantle close about me, and trying to forget the cold which nipped me without, and the unsatisfied hunger which gnawed me within, delivered myself up to the employment of watching and thinking…Gateshead and my past life seemed floated away to an immeasurable distance; the present was vague and strange, and of the future I could form no conjecture.

– Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre, Chapter 5. Having arrived at Lowood, Jane talks about the loneliness she feels at the girls boarding school, which is to be her new home. But she is used to this feeling of isolation because of her bad experience before this at Gateshead.