Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era. Her poetry was widely popular in both England and the United States during her lifetime. A collection of her last poems was published by her husband, Robert Browning, shortly after her death.
Some of Barrett's family had lived in Jamaica for several centuries. The main wealth of Barrett's household derived from Edward Barrett (1734–1798), landowner of 10,000 acres (40 km2) in Cinnamon Hill, Cornwall, Cambridge, and Oxford estates in northern Jamaica. Barrett Browning's maternal grandfather owned sugar plantations, mills, glassworks and ships that traded between Jamaica... more »
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- How Do I Love Thee?
- Sonnet 14 - If thou must love me, let it...
- Sonnet 43 - How do I love thee? Let me c...
- A Dead Rose
- A Curse For A Nation
- A Man's Requirements
- The Cry Of The Children
- A Woman's Shortcomings
- A Child Asleep
- Change Upon Change
- A Sea-Side Walk
- My Heart and I
- A Musical Instrument
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What was he doing, the great god Pan,Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), British poet. A Musical Instrument (l. 1-6). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur ...
Down in the reeds by the river?
Spreading ruin and scattering ban,
Splashing and paddling with hoofs of a goat,
And breaking the golde...
''What monster have we here?Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), British poet. A Tale of Villafrance, st. 4.
A great Deed at this hour of day?
A great just Deedand not for pay?
Nay, if there's room for poets in this worldElizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), British poet. Aurora Leigh, bk. 5 (1857).
A little overgrown (I think there is),
Their sole work is to represent the age,
Their age, not Charlemagne's,this live, throbbin...
''The man, most man,Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), British poet. "Aurora Leigh," bk. 9 (1857).
Works best for men: and, if most man indeed,
He gets his manhood plainest from his soul.''
A good neighbour, even in this,Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), British poet. Aurora Leigh, bk. 4 (1857).
Is fatal sometimes, cuts your morning up
To mince-meat of the very smallest talk,
Then helps to sugar her bohea at night
With your reputatio...
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