When we first met and loved, I did not build Upon the event with marble. . . .
Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)
Contributed by: Zaady
But since he had The genius to be loved, why let him have The justice to be honoured in his grave.
Source: Crowned and buried.
The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness.
Thou large-brain'd woman and large-hearted man.
Source: To George Sand. A Desire.
There Shakespeare, on whose forehead climb The crowns o' the world; oh, eyes sublime With tears and laughter for all time!
Source: A Vision of Poets.
Death forerunneth Love to win "Sweetest eyes were ever seen."
Source: Catarina to Camoens.
And that dismal cry rose slowly And sank slowly through the air, Full of spirit's melancholy And eternity's despair; And they heard the words it said,- "Pan is dead! great Pan is dead! Pan, Pan is dead!"
Source: The Dead Pan.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Suddenly, as rare things will, it vanished.
I think it frets the saints in heaven to see How many desolate creatures on the earth Have learnt the simple dues of fellowship And social comfort, in a hospital.
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