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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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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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O rose, who dares to name thee? No longer roseate now, nor soft, nor sweet, But pale, and hard, and dry, as stubblewheat,-- Kept seven years in a drawer, thy titles shame thee.

Roses Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: A Dead Rose

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Red as a rose of Harpocrate.

Roses Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Isabel's Child

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And thus, what can we do, Poor rose and poet too, Who both antedate our mission In an unprepared season?

Roses Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: A Lay of the Early Rose

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"For if I wait," said she, "Till time for roses be,-- For the moss-rose and the musk-rose, Maiden-blush and royal-dusk rose,-- "What glory then for me In such a company?-- Roses plenty, roses plenty And one nightingale for twenty?"

Roses Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: A Lay of the Early Rose

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A white rosebud for a guerdon.

Roses Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Romance of the Swan's Nest

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God keeps a niche In Heaven, to hold our idols; and albeit He brake them to our faces, and denied That our close kisses should impair their white,-- I know we shall behold them raised, complete, The dust swept from their beauty, glorified, New Memnons singing in the great God-light.

Heaven Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Sonnet--Futurity with the Departed

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What is art But life upon the larger scale, the higher, When, graduating up in a spiral line Of still expanding and ascending gyres, It pushed toward the intense significance Of all things, hungry for the Infinite? Art's life--and where we live, we suffer and toil.

Progress Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. IV, l. 1,150)

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In this bad, twisted, topsy-turvy world, Where all the heaviest wrongs get uppermost.

World Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. V, l. 981)

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There, Shakespeare, on whose forehead climb The crowns o' the world. Oh, eyes sublime With tears and laughter for all time.

Shakespeare Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: A Vision of Poets

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The soul's Rialto hath its merchandise, I barter for curl upon that mart.

Business Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Sonnets from the Portuguese (XIX)

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"There's nothing great Nor small," has said a poet of our day, Whose voice will ring beyond the curfew of eve And not be thrown out by the matin's bell.

Poets Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. VII), probably referring to Emerson's "Epigram to History", "There is no great and

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O brave poets, keep back nothing; Nor mix falsehood with the whole! Look up Godward! speak the truth in Worthy song from earnest soul! Hold, in high poetic duty, Truest Truth the fairest Beauty.

Poets Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Dead Pan (st. 39)

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God's prophets of the Beautiful, These Poets were.

Poets Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Vision of Poets (l. 161)

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

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

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Brazen helm of daffodillies, With a glitter toward the light. Purple violets for the mouth, Breathing perfumes west and south; And a sword of flashing lilies, Holden ready for the fight.

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

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Ah, ah, Cytherea! Adonis is dead. She wept tear after tear, with the blood which was shed,-- And both turned into flowers for the earth's garden-close; Her tears, to the wind-flower,--his blood, to the rose.

Flowers Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Lament for Adonis (st. 6)

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The flower-girl's prayer to buy roses and pinks, Held out in the smoke, like stars by day.

Flowers Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: The Soul's Travelling

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Yet here's eglantine, Here's ivy!--take them as I used to do Thy flowers, and keep them where they shall not pine. Instruct thine eyes to keep their colours true, And tell thy soul their roots are left in mine.

Flowers Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Trans. from the Portuguese (XLIV)

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There's not a crime But takes its proper change out still in crime If once rung on the counter of this world.

Crime Quotes, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. III, l. 870)

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