Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) English poet

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And that dismal cry rose slowly And sank slowly through the air, Full of spirit's melancholy And eternity's despair! And they heart the words it said, Pan is dead! great Pan is dead! Pan, Pan is dead! - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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
Wall must get the weather stain Before they grow the ivy. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
And each man stands with his face in the light. Of his own drawn sword, ready to do what a hero can. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Life treads on life, and heart on heart; We press too close in church and mart To keep a dream or grave apart. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality? - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
By the way, the works of women are symbolical. We sew, sew, prick our fingers, dull our sight, producing what? A pair of slippers, Sir, to put on when you're weary, or a stool. To stumble over and vex you, 'curse that stool!' Or else at best, a cushion, where you lean and sleep, and dream of something we are not, but would be for your sake. Alas, alas! This hurts most, this, that, after all, we are paid the worth of our work, perhaps. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The world goes whispering to its own, 'This anguish pierces to the bone;' And tender friends go sighing round, 'What love can ever cure this wound?' My days go on, my days go on. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How joyously the young sea-mew Lay dreaming on the waters blue, Whereon our little bark had thrown A little shade, the only one; But shadows ever man pursue. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning