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Elizabeth Barrett Browning

(6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861 / Durham / England)

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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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.

Early Life

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... more »

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  • What was he doing, the great god Pan,
    Down in the reeds by the river?
    Spreading ruin and scattering ban,
    Splashing and paddling with hoofs of a goat,
    And breaking the golde...
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), British poet. A Musical Instrument (l. 1-6). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur ...
  • ''What monster have we here?
    A great Deed at this hour of day?
    A great just Deed—and not for pay?
    Absurd,—or insincere.''
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), British poet. A Tale of Villafrance, st. 4.
  • Nay, if there's room for poets in this world
    A little overgrown (I think there is),
    Their sole work is to represent the age,
    Their age, not Charlemagne's,—this live, throbbin...
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), British poet. Aurora Leigh, bk. 5 (1857).
  • ''The man, most man,
    Works best for men: and, if most man indeed,
    He gets his manhood plainest from his soul.''
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), British poet. "Aurora Leigh," bk. 9 (1857).
  • A good neighbour, even in this,
    Is fatal sometimes, cuts your morning up
    To mince-meat of the very smallest talk,
    Then helps to sugar her bohea at night
    With your reputatio...
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), British poet. Aurora Leigh, bk. 4 (1857).
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    poem's catch at my heart...

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