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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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    He, in his developed manhood, stood,
    A little sunburnt by the glare of life.
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)

    At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
    —Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)

    Hurt a fly!
    He would not for the world: he’s pitiful
    To flies even. “Sing,” says he, “and tease me still,
    If that’s your way, poor insect.”
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)

    I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
    With my lost saints,—I love thee with the breath,
    Smiles, tears, of all my life!—and, if God choose,
    I shall but love thee better after death.
    —Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)

    Progress, man’s distinctive mark alone,
    Not God’s, and not the beasts’: God is, they are,
    Man partly is and wholly hopes to be.
    —Robert Browning (1812–1889)