[He] who is taken out to pass through a fair scene to the scaffold

Irelia20150604

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The quotation comes from Charlotte Brontë – Jane Eyre (Chap. 27) | Genius

Quotation: I skirted fields, and hedges, and lanes till after sunrise. I believe it was a lovely summer morning: I know my shoes, which I had put on when I left the house, were soon wet with dew. But I looked neither to rising sun, nor smiling sky, nor wakening nature. He who is taken out to pass through a fair scene to the scaffold, thinks not of the flowers that smile on his road, but of the block and axe-edge; of the disseverment of bone and vein; of the grave gaping at the end: and I thought of drear flight and homeless wandering—and oh! with agony I thought of what I left.
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Hi everyone! I'm puzzled by the word "he". I think the sentence tells about a man whose head would be cut off. But... Who does the word "He" refer to? :confused::confused:
 
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