|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Elizabeth Barrett Browning. (18061861) (continued)|
| Or from Browning some Pomegranate, which if cut deep down the middle|
Shows a heart within blood-tinctured, of a veined humanity.
| Lady Geraldines Courtship. xli.|
| 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.|
| Thou large-brained woman and large-hearted man.|
| To George Sand. A Desire.|
| By thunders of white silence.|
| Hiram Powerss Greek Slave.|
| And that dismal cry rose slowly|
And sank slowly through the air,
Full of spirits melancholy
And eternitys despair;
And they heard the words it said,
Pan is dead! great Pan is dead!
Pan, Pan is dead! 1
| The dead Pan.|
| She has seen the mystery hid|
Under Egypts pyramid:
By those eyelids pale and close
Now she knows what Rhamses knows.
| Little Mattie. Stanza ii.|
| But so fair,|
She takes the breath of men away
Who gaze upon her unaware.
| Bianca among the Nightingales. xii.|
| 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 Ladys Yes.|
uttered with a loud voice his message, The great Pan is dead.Plutarch: Why the Oracles cease to give Answers. [back]