Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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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.

Early Life

Some of Barrett's family had lived in Jamaica for ...

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Poems

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How Do I Love Thee?

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
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Sonnet 14 - If Thou Must Love Me, Let It Be For Nought

XIV

If thou must love me, let it be for nought
Except for love's sake only. Do not say
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Sonnet 43 - How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways

XLIII

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
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4.
Comfort

SPEAK low to me, my Saviour, low and sweet
From out the hallelujahs, sweet and low
Lest I should fear and fall, and miss Thee so
Who art not missed by any that entreat.
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5.
A Dead Rose

O Rose! who dares to name thee?
No longer roseate now, nor soft, nor sweet;
But pale, and hard, and dry, as stubble-wheat,---
Kept seven years in a drawer---thy titles shame thee.
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes

11 November 2014

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.

11 November 2014

What is genius—but the power of expressing a new individuality?

11 November 2014

It is not at all monstrous in me to say ... that I would rather have such a memorial of one I dearly loved, than the noblest artist's work ever produced.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Comments

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I love poems! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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Valentin Savin 10 December 2013

A very nice poem. I agree with what follows: If thou must love me, let it be for nought...

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jd 12 August 2021

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Christa Marais 23 September 2020

i am looking for the poem where she mentions the burning bushes and taking off your shoes or picked blue berries

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Elle Regal 13 March 2020

my reply to why i was alone was eloquently expressed in 'a woman's shortcoming's & ' lady's yes'(but if there was, i wouldn't tell u) . A Lady's yes is part 2. (oh. I almost forgot part 1b. Its called 'a man' s requirement's)

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Mahtab Bangalee 15 February 2019

Elizabeth Barrett Browning one of the greatest poetess of the world

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Can someone tell me how to use this site. It says she hasn't posted any poems in the last 14 days! Of course she hasn't, she has been dead since 1861! ! ! ! !

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