|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Robert Browning. (18121889) (continued)|
| In the great right of an excessive wrong.|
| The Ring and the Book. The other Half-Rome. Line 1055.|
| Was never evening yet|
But seemed far beautifuller than its day.
| The Ring and the Book. Pompilia. Line 357.|
| The curious crime, the fine|
Felicity and flower of wickedness.
| The Ring and the Book. The Pope. Line 590.|
| Of what I call God,|
And fools call Nature.
| The Ring and the Book. The Pope. Line 1073.|
| Why comes temptation, but for man to meet|
And master and make crouch beneath his foot,
And so be pedestaled in triumph?
| The Ring and the Book. The Pope. Line 1185.|
| White shall not neutralize the black, nor good|
Compensate bad in man, absolve him so:
Lifes business being just the terrible choice.
| The Ring and the Book. The Pope. Line 1236.|
| It is the glory and good of Art|
That Art remains the one way possible
Of speaking truth,to mouths like mine, at least.
| The Ring and the Book. The Book and the Ring. Line 842.|
| Thy 1 rare gold ring of verse (the poet praised)|
Linking our England to his Italy.
| The Ring and the Book. The Book and the Ring. Line 873.|
| But how carve way i the life that lies before,|
If bent on groaning ever for the past?
| Balaustions Adventure.|
| Better have failed in the high aim, as I,|
Than vulgarly in the low aim succeed,
As, God be thanked! I do not.
| The Inn Album. iv.|