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Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Born in 1806, Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote her first poem, "The Battle of Marathon" at the age of 12. Suffering a spinal injury in her teens, Browning endured numerous health problems related to the injury. Nevertheless, she was an insatiable reader, reading the Old Testament in Hebrew before moving onto such daunting classics as "¬úDante'¬ôs Inferno" and "Paradise Lost." Her famous rela…

Date of Birth: March 06, 1806
Date of Death: June 29, 1861


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"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach." Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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"Who so loves believes the impossible." Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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"He, in his developed manhood, stood, a little sunburn by the glare of life." Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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"We all have known good critics, who have stamped out poet's hopes; Good statesmen, who pulled ruin on the state; Good patriots, who, for a theory, risked a cause; Good kings, who disemboweled for a tax; Good Popes, who brought all good to jeopardy; Good Christians, who sat still in easy-chairs; And damned the general world for standing up. Now, may the good God pardon all good men!" Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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"He said true things, but called them by wrong names." Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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"You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long." Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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"Think, in mounting higher, The angels would press on us, and aspire To drop some golden orb of perfect song Into our deep, dear silence." Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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"The iron gate ground its teeth to let me pass!" Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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"What monster have we here? A great Deed at this hour of day? A great just deed -- and not for pay? Absurd -- or insincere?" Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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"He's just, your cousin, ay, abhorrently; He'd wash his hands in blood, to keep them clean" Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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"Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death" Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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"I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears of all my life." Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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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. What then? Who's sorry for a gnat or girl?" Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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"The world's male chivalry has perished out, but women are knights-errant to the last; and, if Cervantes had been greater still, he had made his Don a Donna." Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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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 it" Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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"Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true!" Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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"What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?" Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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"If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love's sake only." Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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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 pushes toward the intense significance of all things, hungry for the infinite?" Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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"A woman cannot do the thing she ought, which means whatever perfect thing she can, in life, in art, in science, but she fears to let the perfect action take her part and rest there: she must prove what she can do before she does it, -- prate of woman's rights, of woman's mission, woman's function, till the men (who are prating, too, on their side) cry, ''A woman's function plainly is... to talk.'' Poor souls, they are very reasonably vexed!" Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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"What I do and what I dream include thee, as the wine must taste of its own grapes." Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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