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101 Famous Quotes by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
3/6/1806 - 6/29/1861
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Elizabeth Browning     Browning, Elizabeth Barrett     Elizabeth B. Browning
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Hope, he called, belief In God,--work, worship . . . therefore let us pray!

Prayer Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. III)

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And lilies are still lilies, pulled By smutty hands, though spotted from their white.

Lilies Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. III)

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And lilies white, prepared to touch The whitest thought, nor soil it much, Of dreamer turned to lover.

Lilies Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: A Flower in a Letter

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Pansies for ladies all--(I wis That none who wear such brooches miss A jewel in the mirror).

Pansies Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: A Flower in a Letter

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Wall must get the weather stain Before they grow the ivy.

Ivy Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. VIII)

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Since when was genius found respectable?

Respect Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Eyes of gentianellas azure, Staring, winking at the skies.

Eyes Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Hector in the Garden

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You smell a rose through a fence: If two should smell it, what matter?

Roses Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Lord Walter's Wife

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The essence of all beauty, I call love, The attribute, the evidence, and end, The consummation to the inward sense Of beauty apprehended from without, I still call love.

Beauty Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Sword Glare

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Many a crown Covers bald foreheads.

Royalty Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. I, l. 754)

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Deep violets, you liken to The kindest eyes that look on you, Without a thought disloyal.

Violets Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: A Flower in a Letter

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I wish I were the lily's leaf To fade upon that bosom warm, Content to wither, pale and brief, The trophy of thy paler form.

Lilies Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Sonnets from the Portuguese

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A woman's always younger than a man of equal years.

Age Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Beautiful. (in reply to her husband who had asked how she felt moments before her death.).

Famous last words Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Sleep on, Baby, on the floor, Tired of all the playing, Sleep with smile the sweeter for That you dropped away in! On your curls' full roundness stand Golden lights serenely-- One cheek, pushed out by the hand, Folds the dimple inly.

Sleep Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Sleeping and Watching

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Every wish Is like a prayer--with God.

Wishes Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. II)

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Thank God for grace, Ye who weep only! If, as some have done, Ye grope tear-blinded in a desert place And touch but tombs,--look up! Those tears will run Soon in long rivers down the lifted face, And leave the vision clear for stars and sun.

Tears Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Tears

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Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, Half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, And flare up bodily, wings and all.

Blushes Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. II, l. 732)

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And a breastplate made of daisies, Closely fitting, leaf on leaf, Periwinkles interlaced Drawn for belt about the waist; While the brown bees, humming praises, Shot their arrows round the chief.

Daisies Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Hector in the Garden

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Get leave to work In this world,--'tis the best you get at all.

Work Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. III, l. 164)

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Knowledge by suffering entereth, And life is perfected by Death.

Suffering Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: A Vision of Poets--Conclusion

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And that dismal cry rose slowly And sank slowly through the air, Full of spirit's melancholy And eternity's despair! And they heart the words it said-- Pan is dead! great Pan is dead! Pan, Pan is dead!

Gods Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: The Dead Pan

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"Yes," I answered you last night; "No," this morning, sir, I say: Colors seen by candle-light Will not look the same by day.

Wooing Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: The Lady's "Yes"

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This guelder rose, at far too slight a beck Of the wind, will toss about her flower-apples.

Roses Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. II)

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'Twas a yellow rose, By that south window of the little house, My cousin Romney gathered with his hand On all my birthdays, for me. save the last; And then I shook the tree too rough, too rough, For roses to stay after.

Roses Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. VI)

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