Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes: The charm, one might say the genius, of memory is that it is choosy, chancy and temperamental.
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quote: You believeIn God, for your part?--that He who makesCan make good things from ill things, best from worst,As men plant tulips upon dunghills whenThey wish them finest.
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Quotes about Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Anybody is qualified, according to everybody, for giving opinions upon poetry. It is not so in chemistry and mathematics. Nor is it so, I believe, in whist and the polka. But then these are more serious things.
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Quote about Elizabeth Barrett Browning: It was not the apple on the tree but the pair on the ground that caused the trouble in the garden of Eden.
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sayings: I heard an angel speak last night/And he said,
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saying: I would build a cloudy House For my thoughts to live in; When for earth too fancy-loose And too low for Heaven! Hush! I talk my dream aloud - I build it bright to see, - I build it on the moonlit cloud, To which I looked with thee.
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Sayings about Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Through heaven and earthGod's will moves freely, and I follow it,As color follows light. He overflowsThe firmamental walls with deity,Therefore with love; His lightnings go abroad,His pity may do so, His angels must,Whene'er He gives them charges.
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Saying about Elizabeth Barrett Browning: The least flower, with brimming cup, may stand and share its dew drop with another near.
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes: There are nettles everywhere, but smooth, green grasses are more common still; the blue of heaven is larger than the cloud.
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quote: The Holy Night We sate among the stalls at Bethlehem; The dumb kine from their fodder turning them, Softened their horned faces To almost human gazes Toward the newly Born: The simple shepherds from the star-lit brooks Brought visionary looks, As yet in their astonied hearing rung The strange sweet angel-tongue: The magi of the East, in sandals worn, Knelt reverent, sweeping round, With long pale beards, their gifts upon the ground, The incense, myrrh, and gold These baby hands were impotent to hold: So let all earthlies and celestials wait Upon thy royal state. Sleep, sleep, my kingly One!
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Quotes about Elizabeth Barrett Browning: The beautiful seems right by force of beauty and the feeble wrong because of weakness.
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Quote about Elizabeth Barrett Browning: And that dismal cry rose slowly And sank slowly through the air, Full of spirit's melancholy And eternity's despair; And they heard the words it said,-
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sayings: The charm, one might say the genius, of memory is that it is choosy, chancy and temperamental; it rejects the edifying cathedral and indelibly photographs the small boy outside, chewing a hunk of melon in the dust.
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saying: As the moths around a taper,As the bees around a rose,As the gnats around a vapour,So the spirits group and closeRound about a holy childhood, as if drinking its repose.
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Sayings about Elizabeth Barrett Browning: 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?
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Saying about Elizabeth Barrett Browning: I wish I were the lily's leaf To fade upon that bosom warm, Content to wither, pale and brief, The trophy of thy paler form.
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes: It is not merely the likeness which is precious... but the association and the sense of nearness involved in the thing... the fact of the very shadow of the person lying there fixed forever! It is the very sanctification of portraits I think - and 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.
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quote: Men of science, osteologists And surgeons, beat some poets, in respect For nature,-count nought common or unclean, Spend raptures upon perfect specimens Of indurated veins, distorted joints, Or beautiful new cases of curved spine; While we, we are shocked at nature's falling off, We dare to shrink back from her warts and blains.
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