As I've stated, I want to quote some of a book in one that I am writing, from the 1800's.
The publisher is defunct now.
So do I still need permission or can I just add it?
Don't want to get in trouble for using it but I can't find a way to get permission?
I want to add from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Mr. Rochester had given me but one weeks leave of absence: yet a month elapsed before I quitted Gateshead. I wished to leave immediately after the funeral; but Georgiana entreated me to stay till she could get off to London: wither she was now at last invited now by her uncle, Mr. Gibson; who had come down to direct his sister’s interment, and settle the family affairs. Georgiana said she dreaded being left alone with Eliza; from her she got neither sympathy in her dejection, support in her fears, nor aid in her preparations; so I bore with her feeble-minded quailings, and selfish lamentations, as well as I could, and did my best in sewing for her and packing her dresses.
The publisher was Smith, Elder & Co.