Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era. Her poetry was widely popular in both England and the United States during her lifetime. A collection of her last poems was published by her husband, Robert Browning, shortly after her death.
Some of Barrett's family had lived in Jamaica for several centuries. The main wealth of Barrett's household derived from Edward Barrett (1734–1798), landowner of 10,000 acres (40 km2) in Cinnamon Hill, Cornwall, Cambridge, and Oxford estates in northern Jamaica. Barrett Browning's maternal grandfather owned sugar plantations, mills, glassworks and ships that traded between Jamaica and ... more »
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- How Do I Love Thee?
- Sonnet 14 - If thou must love me, let it...
- Sonnet 43 - How do I love thee? Let me c...
- A Dead Rose
- A Curse For A Nation
- A Child Asleep
- A Man's Requirements
- The Cry Of The Children
- A Woman's Shortcomings
- Change Upon Change
- A Sea-Side Walk
- A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed
- A Musical Instrument
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''At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.''Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), British poet. Letter, April 1839, to Mary Russell Mitford. Cited in Elizabeth Barrett to Miss Mitford (1954).
''What is geniusbut the power of expressing a new individuality?''Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), British poet. Elizabeth Barrett to Miss Mitford (1954). letter, Jan. 14, 1843, to author Mary Russell Mitf...
''It is not at all monstrous in me to say ... that I would rather have such a memorial of one I dearly loved, than the noblest artist's work ever produced.''Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), British poet. letter, Dec. 7, 1843, to author Mary Russell Mitford. Elizabeth Barrett to Miss Mitford (1954). ...
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