Who is Elizabeth Barrett Browning?

  • (noun): English poet best remembered for love sonnets written to her husband Robert Browning (1806-1861).
    Synonyms: Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861) was one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era. Her poetry was widely popular in both England and the United States during her lifetime. A collection of her last poems was published by her husband, Robert Browning, shortly after her death.

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Works (collections) - Posthumous Publications of Barrett Browning's Works
... London Chapman Hall 1877 The Earlier Poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1826–1833, ed ... London Bartholomew Robson 1877 Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning Addressed to Richard Hengist Horne, with comments on contemporaries, 2 vols ... London Richard Bentley Son 1897 Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 2 vols ...
English Cemetery, Florence - Burials
... Many famous people are buried in the graveyard Elizabeth Barrett Browning (in a tomb designed by Frederic, Lord Leighton), Walter Savage Landor, Arthur Hugh Clough ... Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, and Robert Browning were readers), is also buried here and likewise the Swiss historian Jacques Augustin Galiffe, who with Jean Charles Léonard ... Emily Dickinson treasured a photograph of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's tomb and wrote 'The soul selects her own society' about it, using lines also from Elizabeth Barrett Broning's Aurora Leigh and Elizabeth ...

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    When our two souls stand up erect and strong,
    Face to face, silent, drawing nigh and nigher,
    Until the lengthening wings break into fire
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)

    I love thee to the level of everyday’s
    Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
    I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
    I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
    I love thee with the passion put to use
    In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
    —Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)

    If thou must love me, let it be for nought
    Except for love’s sake only. Do not say
    “I love her for her smile—her look—her way
    Of speaking gently,—for a trick of thought
    That falls in well with mine, and certes brought
    A sense of pleasant ease on such a day”—
    —Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)

    Let no one till his death
    Be called unhappy. Measure not the work
    Until the day’s out and the labour done.
    —Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)