Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Poems

1. How Do I Love Thee? 5/12/2001
2. Sonnet 14 - If thou must love me, let it be for nought 1/13/2003
3. Sonnet 43 - How do I love thee? Let me count the ways 1/13/2003
4. A Dead Rose 5/12/2001
5. Comfort 5/12/2001
6. A Curse For A Nation 5/12/2001
7. The Cry Of The Children 12/31/2002
8. A Man's Requirements 12/31/2002
9. A Child Asleep 5/12/2001
10. A Woman's Shortcomings 1/3/2003
11. Change Upon Change 5/12/2001
12. The Best Thing in the World 12/31/2002
13. A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed 5/12/2001
14. A Sea-Side Walk 5/12/2001
15. My Heart and I 1/1/2004
16. A Musical Instrument 5/12/2001
17. Human Life’s Mystery 1/1/2004
18. Consolation 12/31/2002
19. Adequacy 5/12/2001
20. Grief 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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