"“Like heath that in the wilderness,
The wild wind whirls away.”..."
See in text (Chapter XII)
This is a quote from Thomas Moore’s poem, “Fallen is Thy Throne." It suggests Jane’s encounter with this stranger has stirred up her monotonous life, but that excitement, the “wind,” leaves with the stranger. Also note the alliteration of the wispy “w” sound that reinforces the imagery and sound of wind.