Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most respected poets of the Victorian era.
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“Into our deep, dear silence.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
“Since when was genius found respectable?”
“God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in it”
“At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.”
“And lips say ''God be pitiful,'' who never said, ''God be praised.''”
“Get work: be sure it is better than what you work to get”
“Thou large-brained woman and large-hearted man.”
“A woman's always younger than a man of equal years.”
“The world's male chivalry has perished out, but women are knights-errant to the last; and, if Cervantes had been greater still, he had made his Don a Donna.”
“Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees, takes off his shoes - The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.”
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