A [vision], as it seemed to me, had risen at his side.

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The quotation comes from Charlotte Brontë – Jane Eyre (Chap. 31) | Genius

Quotation: Though Mr. Rivers had started at the first of those musical accents, as if a thunderbolt had split a cloud over his head, he stood yet, at the close of the sentence, in the same attitude in which the speaker had surprised him—his arm resting on the gate, his face directed towards the west. He turned at last, with measured deliberation. A vision, as it seemed to me, had risen at his side. There appeared, within three feet of him, a form clad in pure white—a youthful, graceful form: full, yet fine in contour; and when, after bending to caress Carlo (his dog), it lifted up its head, and threw back a long veil, there bloomed under his glance a face of perfect beauty.
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Hi everyone! I don’t quite understand “vision” here. Does it mean “A person of extraordinary beauty” [from vision ]?
 
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