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 death, faith, feeling, god, grace, idealism, life, losing, love, men, passion, praise, saints, soul, and tears

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. 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. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints-I love thee with the breadth, Smiles, tears, of all my life!-and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Sonnets from the Portuguese

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on day, labor, and work

Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on mystery

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She has seen the mystery hid Under Egypt's pyramid: By those eyelids pale and close Now she knows what Rhamses knows.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Little Mattie. Stanza

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on genius

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Since when was genius found respectable?

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Aurora

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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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