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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning. (1806–1861) (continued)
 
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    Or from Browning some “Pomegranate,” which if cut deep down the middle
Shows a heart within blood-tinctured, of a veined humanity.
          Lady Geraldine’s Courtship. xli.
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                But since he had
The genuis to be loved, why let him have
The justice to be honoured in his grave.
          Crowned and buried. xxvii.
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    Thou large-brained woman and large-hearted man.
          To George Sand. A Desire.
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    By thunders of white silence.
          Hiram Powers’s Greek Slave.
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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 heard the words it said,—
“Pan is dead! great Pan is dead!
    Pan, Pan is dead!” 1 
          The dead Pan.
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    She has seen the mystery hid
Under Egypt’s pyramid:
By those eyelids pale and close
Now she knows what Rhamses knows.
          Little Mattie. Stanza ii.
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              But so fair,
She takes the breath of men away
Who gaze upon her unaware.
          Bianca among the Nightingales. xii.
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    “Yes,” I answered you last night;
  “No,” this morning, sir, I say:
Colors seen by candle-light
  Will not look the same by day.
          The Lady’s Yes.
 
Note 1.
Thamus … uttered with a loud voice his message, “The great Pan is dead.”—Plutarch: Why the Oracles cease to give Answers. [back]
 

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