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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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"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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We get no good By being ungenerous, even to a book, And calculating profits--so much help By so much reading. It is rather when We gloriously forget ourselves, and plunge Soul-forward, headlong, into a book's profound, Impassioned for its beauty, and salt of truth-- 'Tis then we get the right good from a book.

Books Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. I, l. 700)

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Books, books, books! I had found the secret of a garret room Piled high with cases in my father's name; Piled high, packed large,--where, creeping in and out Among the giant fossils of my past, Like some small nimble mouse between the ribs Of a mastodon, I nibbled here and there At this or that box, pulling through the gap, In heats of terror, haste, victorious joy, The first book first. And how I felt it beat Under my pillow, in the morning's dark, An hour before the sun would let me read! My books! At last, because the time was ripe, I chanced upon the poets.

Books Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. I, l. 830)

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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.

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

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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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You forget too much That every creature, female as the male, Stands single in responsible act and thought As also in birth and death.

Women Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. II, l. 472)

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Of all the thoughts of God that are Borne inward unto souls afar, Along the Psalmist's music deep, Now tell me if that any is. For gift or grace, surpassing this-- "He giveth His beloved sleep."

Sleep Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: The Sleep

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Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; And only he who sees takes off his shoes; The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Autumn Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. VII)

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The large white owl that with eye is blind, That hath sate for years in the old tree hollow, Is carried away in a gust of wind.

Owls Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Isobel's Child (st. 19)

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Thy lips which spake wrong counsel, I kiss close.

Kisses Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Drama of Exile (sc. Farther on, etc., l. 992)

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I was betrothed that day; I wore a troth kiss on my lips I could not give away.

Kisses Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Lay of the Brown Rosary (pt. II)

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And friends, dear friends,--when it shall be That this low breath is gone from me, And gone my bier ye come to weep, Let One, most loving of you all, Say, "Not a tear must o'er her fall; He giveth His beloved sleep."

Tears Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: The Sleep (st. 9)

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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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If thou must love me, let it be for nought Except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile . . . her look . . . her way Of speaking gently . . . for a trick of thought That falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought A sense of pleasant ease on such a day- For these things in themselves, Beloved, may be changed, or change for thee- and love so wrought, May be unwrought so.

Romance Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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He, in his developed manhood, stood, a little sunburn by the glare of life.

World Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.

Love Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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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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'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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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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He likes the poor things of the world the best, I would not, therefore, if I could be rich. It pleases him t stoop for buttercups.

Buttercups Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. IV)

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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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Capacity for joy Admits temptation.

Joy Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. I, l. 703)

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And there my little doves did sit With feathers softly brown And glittering eyes that showed their right To general Nature's deep delight.

Doves Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: My Doves

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The place is all awave with trees, Limes, myrtles, purple-beaded, Acacias having drunk the lees Of the night-dew, fain headed, And wan, grey olive-woods, which seem The fittest foliage for a dream.

Trees Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: An Island

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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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