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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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    A good neighbour, even in this,
    Is fatal sometimes, cuts your morning up
    To mince-meat of the very smallest talk,
    Then helps to sugar her bohea at night
    With your reputation.
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)

    Eve is a twofold mystery.
    —Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)

    ‘Guess now who holds thee?’—‘Death,’ I said. But,
    there,
    The silver answer rang, . . . ‘Not Death, but Love.’
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)

    ... woman was made first for her own happiness, with the absolute right to herself ... we deny that dogma of the centuries, incorporated in the codes of all nations—that woman was made for man ...
    —National Woman Suffrage Association. As quoted in The History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 3, ch. 27, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage (1886)

    Men get opinions as boys learn to spell,
    By reiteration chiefly.
    —Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)

    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)