|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Robert Browning. (18121889) (continued)|
| When the fight begins within himself,|
A man s worth something.
| Men and Women. Bishop Blougrams Apology.|
| The sprinkled isles,|
Lily on lily, that oerlace the sea.
| And I have written three books on the soul,|
Proving absurd all written hitherto,
And putting us to ignorance again.
| Rafael made a century of sonnets.|
| One Word more. ii.|
| Other heights in other lives, God willing.|
| One Word more. xii.|
| God be thanked, the meanest of his creatures|
Boasts two soul-sides,one to face the world with,
One to show a woman when he loves her!
| One Word more. xvii.|
| Oh their Rafael of the dear Madonnas,|
Oh their Dante of the dread Inferno,
Wrote one songand in my brain I sing it;
Drew one angelborne, see, on my bosom!
| One Word more. xix.|
| The lie was dead|
And damned, and truth stood up instead.
| Count Gismond. xiii.|
| Over my head his arm he flung|
Against the world.
| Count Gismond. xix.|
| Just my vengeance complete,|
The man sprang to his feet,
Stood erect, caught at Gods skirts, and prayed!
So, I was afraid!
| Instans Tyrannus. vii.|
| Oh never star|
Was lost here but it rose afar.
| Waring. ii.|
| Sing, ridings a joy! For me I ride.|
| The last Ride together. vii.|
| When the liquors out, why clink the cannikin?|
| The Flight of the Duchess. xvi.|