Robert Browning

(1812-1889 / London / England)

Robert Browning Poems

121. Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church, Rome, The 12/31/2002
122. Bishop Blougram's Apology 1/1/2004
123. Before 5/13/2001
124. Apparitions 4/7/2010
125. Apparent Failure 4/7/2010
126. Any Wife To Any Husband 5/13/2001
127. Another Way Of Love 5/13/2001
128. Andrea del Sarto 12/31/2002
129. An Epistle Containing the Strange Medical Experience of Kar 1/1/2004
130. Among the Rocks 1/1/2004
131. Aix In Provence 5/13/2001
132. After 5/13/2001
133. Abt Volger 1/3/2003
134. Abt Vogler 1/1/2004
135. A Woman's Last Word 5/13/2001
136. A Wall 4/7/2010
137. A Toccata Of Galuppi's 5/13/2001
138. A Tale 4/7/2010
139. A Serenade At The Villa 5/13/2001
140. A Pretty Woman 5/13/2001

The Lost Leader

I.

Just for a handful of silver he left us,
Just for a riband to stick in his coat---
Found the one gift of which fortune bereft us,
Lost all the others she lets us devote;
They, with the gold to give, doled him out silver,
So much was theirs who so little allowed:
How all our copper had gone for his service!

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