- "I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't believe a rose would be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk-cabbage."
- This article is about Cornelia Bryant's mother. You may be looking for Walter and Bertha Shirley's daughter, Anne Shirley; Gilbert and Anne's daughter, Nan Blythe; Jem and Faith Blythe's daughter, Anne Blythe; Fred and Diana Wright's daughter, Anne Cordelia Wright or Janet Sweet's sister Anne Sweet.
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Miss Cornelia's mother
Anne Bryant was the mother of Cornelia Bryant and Cornelia's brother and the wife of Mr. Bryant.
For eight years, Cornelia was an only child and asked for a brother. Anne told her to pray for one and she prayed much. One day in 1856, Cornelia's Aunt Nellie came up to her and said she'd have a brother.
- "Cornelia, there is a little brother for you upstairs in your ma's room. You can go up and see him."
- —Aunt Nellie to Cornelia.[src]
Cornelia was so excited and went up to Anne's room. Old Mrs. Flagg lifted up the baby for her to see. However, Cornelia was disappointed because she'd been praying for a brother two years older than herself. Cornelia was so disappointed that she wasn't able to look at her brother for weeks. Eventually, however, they reconciled and they were a happy family again.
Before Cornelia's brother was even three years old, Anne died of unknown causes, probably in 1858. After her mother's death, Cornelia acted as a mother and sister to him both.
Anne is a female given name of Hebrew origin and means God has favoured me.
- Anne shared name with Anne Shirley, her daughter Nan Blythe and granddaughter Anne Blythe, Anne Sweet, the sister of Janet, and with Anne Cordelia Wright, the daughter of Diana and Fred Wright.
- Anne's House of Dreams (mentioned only)