Elizabeth Browning

1806 - 1861

A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on divinity and familiarity

And Chaucer, with his infantine Familiar clasp of things divine.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: A Vision of Poets.

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on silence

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By thunders of white silence.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Hiram Powers's Greek Slave.

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on art, feeling, love, and thinking

Love me sweet With all thou art Feeling, thinking, seeing; Love me in the Lightest part, Love me in full Being.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on brothers, darkness, earth, glory, god, gold, good, heaven, kiss, life, love, and secrets

They say that God lives very high! But if you look above the pines You cannot see our God. And why? And if you dig down in the mines You never see Him in the gold, Though from Him all that's glory shines. God is so good, He wears a fold Of heaven and earth across His face - Like secrets kept, for love, untold. But still I feel that His embrace Slides down by thrills, through all things made, Through sight and sound of every place: As if my tender brother laid On my shut lids, her kisses' pressure, Half waking me at night; and said, "Who kissed through the dark, dear guesser?"

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Sonnets

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on bitterness, borrowing, faith, foolishness, god, nature, needs, preachers, schools, and sorrow

There is no God," the foolish saith, But none, "There is no sorrow." And nature oft the cry of faith In bitter need will borrow: Eyes which the preacher could not school, By wayside graves are raised; And lips say, "God be pitiful," Who ne'er said, "God be praised."

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on gifts and god

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God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in 't.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Aurora Leigh. Book ii.

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on god, greatness, and rest

And I smiled to think God's greatness flowed around our incompleteness, Round our restlessness His rest.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Rhyme of the Duchess.

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on grief

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I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Sonnets

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on heart and humanity

Or from Browning some "Pomegranate," which if cut deep down the middle Shows a heart within blood-tinctured, of a veined humanity.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Lady Geraldine's Courtship.

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on books, children, deed, duty, kiss, life, love, service, and world

The sweetest lives are those to duty wed, Whose deeds, both great and small Are close-knot strands of an unbroken thread There love ennobles all. The world may sound no trumpets, ring no bells The book of life the shining record tells. Thy love shall chant its own beatitudes After its own life-workings. A child's kiss Set on thy sighing lips shall make thee glad; A poor man served by thee shall make thee rich; A sick man helped by thee shall make thee strong; Thou shalt serve thyself by every sense, Of service which thou renderest.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

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