‘No coward soul is mine’ pendant necklace | Emily Brontë

The Brontë Collection

This pendant necklace is etched in pale blue glow-in-the-dark pigment with the first words of Emily Brontë poem. It is finished with a bronze vintage star. (If you would prefer sky blue please let me know if gift message space.)

£2 goes to the Brontë Society to support their learning programme.

Emily died at 30, and like all good writing about death, this poem is really about life, and I love the intimate and powerful connection she has not with religion or 'creeds' but with her own, infinite, wondrous 'ever-present Deity'. It is said that Emily Dickinson asked for it to read at her funeral. 

No Coward Soul Is Mine

No coward soul is mine,
No trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere:
I see Heaven's glories shine,
And faith shines equal, arming me from Fear.

O God within my breast,
Almighty, ever-present Deity!
Life - that in me hast rest,
As I - Undying Life- have power in Thee!

Vain are the thousand creeds
That move men's hearts, unutterably vain;
Worthless as withered weeds
Or idlest froth amid the boundless main,

To waken doubt in one
Holding so fast by Thine infinity;
So surely anchored on
The steadfast rock of immortality.

With wide-embracing love
Thy Spirit animates eternal years,
Pervades and broods above,
Changes, sustains, dissolves, creates and rears

Though Earth and moon were gone,
And suns and universes ceased to be,
And Thou wert left alone,
Every Existence would exist in Thee.

There is not room for Death,
Nor atom that his might could render void:
Thou - Thou art Being and Breath,
And what Thou art may never be destroyed.


Details & Dimensions

The pendant is cut from 3mm. slate frost acrylic and etched with pale blue non-toxic glow-in-the-dark pigment and gold pigment, and is finished with a choice of sky blue or bronze acrylic star.
It comes on an antique chain adjustable to three lengths.

Care instructions

Acrylic can break if dropped and will snap under pressure. Please store your jewellery in its box and keep away from lotions and sprays as moisture can discolour metal parts. 

Shipping & Returns 

I aim to send out orders within 2-3 days, but at busy time this may take a litlte longer. Special orders and bespoke designs can take up to a week longer, and with such a big range of products, some designs are made to order so can't be sent next day. Everything is still made by me! All post is sent Royal Mail Tracked-48. You will get an email to let you know when your order is fulfilled and on its way. 

If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase you can return it to Wear and Resist in its original box and packaging within a month of purchase for a refund excluding postage. For reasons of hygiene I am afraid I cannot refund earrings.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Kirstie McAlpine
A beauty

Totally loved this pendant, a long held favourite quotation that I can now hold close when out and about. Dispatched quickly and beautifully packed. Thank you!


It’s a beautiful necklace

Kim Knaggs
Present to myself....No Coward Soul is Mine

Love my necklace ....I bought it for myself for the dog rescue work I've done and I will remember the words when I'm feeling like I can't do something and then think...yes I can. It was worn on visiting Camp Beagle ( recently) outside the laboratory dog breeding facility MBR Acres Cambridgeshire. Kim xxx

Sarah Day, the founder of Wear and Resist in her Oxfordshire studio.
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Wear and Resist was launched by me, Sarah Day, in early 2017 as a way to channel my frustration at the political climate into a creative pursuit that would raise money for women's charities.

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A beauty.Totally loved this pendant, a long held favourite quotation that I can now hold close when out and about. Dispatched quickly and beautifully packed. Thank you!
— Kirsty
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Treated myself to this brooch too as well as the necklace. Love it and wear it with pride.
— Kim
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Beautiful Bronte bracelet. This is a wonderful piece!! Inspired by Emily Bronte poem and lovingly crafted!! Glow in the dark too! Perfect 🤩
— Jennette
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Stunning necklace 🔥I am totally in love with this stunning necklace, really annoyed at myself that I keep buying for family and friends but forgetting about myself, next time I order it will be for me! Really well made piece and very unique, love love love it 🥰
— Liza
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Absolutely gorgeous! I really love this necklace! It's a great conversation piece and people are always asking me about it. I also love the option to wear it at different lengths. I've ordered from Wear and Resist a few times now and the items are always gorgeous and beautifully packaged.
— Donna

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