Patience Taught By Nature By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

‘O dreary life,’ we cry, ‘ O dreary life ! ‘ And still the generations of the birds Sing through our sighing, and the flocks…

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To Flush, My Dog By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Loving friend, the gift of one Who her own true faith has run Through thy lower nature, Be my benediction said With my hand upon…

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A Man’s Requirements By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I Love me Sweet, with all thou art, Feeling, thinking, seeing; Love me in the lightest part, Love me in full being. II Love me…

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A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

If God compel thee to this destiny, To die alone, with none beside thy bed To ruffle round with sobs thy last word said And…

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The Weakest Thing By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Which is the weakest thing of all Mine heart can ponder? The sun, a little cloud can pall With darkness yonder? The cloud, a little…

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The Lady’s Yes By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Yes,” I answered you last night; “No,” this morning, Sir, I say. Colours seen by candlelight, Will not look the same by day. When the…

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Irreparableness By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I have been in the meadows all the day And gathered there the nosegay that you see Singing within myself as bird or bee When…

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The Best Thing In The World By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

What’s the best thing in the world? June-rose, by May-dew impearled; Sweet south-wind, that means no rain; Truth, not cruel to a friend; Pleasure, not…

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How Do I Love Thee By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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…

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Grief By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless; That only men incredulous of despair, Half-taught in anguish, through the midnight air Beat upward to God’s throne…

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