Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

Poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

1. A Child Asleep 5/12/2001
2. A Curse For A Nation 5/12/2001
3. A Dead Rose 5/12/2001
4. A Man's Requirements 12/31/2002
5. A Musical Instrument 5/12/2001
6. A Sea-Side Walk 5/12/2001
7. A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed 5/12/2001
8. A Woman's Shortcomings 1/3/2003
9. A Year's Spinning 1/13/2003
10. Adequacy 5/12/2001
11. An Apprehension 5/12/2001
12. Aurora Leigh (excerpts) 1/1/2004
13. Change Upon Change 5/12/2001
14. Cheerfulness Taught By Reason 5/12/2001
15. Chorus of Eden Spirits 1/1/2004
16. Comfort 5/12/2001
17. Consolation 12/31/2002
18. De Profundis 12/31/2002
19. Discontent 5/12/2001
20. Exaggeration 5/12/2001

XXXII

The first time that the sun rose on thine oath
To love me, I looked forward to the moon
To slacken all those bonds which seemed too soon
And quickly tied to make a lasting troth.
Quick-loving hearts, I thought, may quickly loathe;
And, looking on myself, I seemed not one
For such man's love !--more like an out-of-tune
Worn viol, a good singer would be wroth
To spoil his song with, and which, snatched in haste,

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