|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Robert Browning. (18121889) (continued)|
| Say not a small event! Why small?|
Costs it more pain that this ye call
A great event should come to pass
From that? Untwine me from the mass
Of deeds which make up life, one deed
Power shall fall short in or exceed!
| Pippa Passes. Introduction.|
| Gods in his heaven:|
Alls right with the world. 1
| Pippa Passes. Part i.|
| Some unsuspected isle in the far seas,|
Some unsuspected isle in far-off seas.
| Pippa Passes. Part ii.|
| In the morning of the world,|
When earth was nigher heaven than now.
| Pippa Passes. Part iii.|
| All service ranks the same with God,|
With God, whose puppets, best and worst,
Are we: there is no last nor first.
| Pippa Passes. Part iv.|
| I trust in Nature for the stable laws|
Of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant
And Autumn garner to the end of time.
I trust in God,the right shall be the right
And other than the wrong, while he endures.
I trust in my own soul, that can perceive
The outward and the inward,Natures good
| A Souls Tragedy. Act. i.|
| I judge people by what they might be,not are, nor will be.|
| A Souls Tragedy. Act ii.|
| Theres a woman like a dewdrop, shes so purer than the purest.|
| A Blot in the Scutcheon. Act i. Sc. iii.|
| When is man strong until he feels alone? 2 |
| Colombes Birthday. Act iii.|
See Holmes, page 691. [back]
Ibsen: The Enemy of the People. The strongest man on earth is he who stands alone. [back]