Elizabeth Browning

1806 - 1861

A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Light tomorrow with today.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on birds

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Oh, the little birds sang east, and the little birds sang west.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Toll Slowly.

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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 earth, god, heaven, and rest

Earth's crammed with heaven And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees, takes off his shoes, The rest sit round it and pick blackberries, And daub their natural faces unaware More and more from the first similitude.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Aurora

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on dreams, gifts, god, and shame

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Sonnets

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on men and world

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And Marlowe, Webster, Fletcher, Ben, Whose fire-hearts sowed our furrows when The world was worthy of such men.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: A Vision of Poets.

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