Robert Browning

(1812-1889 / London / England)

Robert Browning Poems

41. Rabbi Ben Ezra 5/13/2001
42. Prospice 12/31/2002
43. Porphyria's Lover 5/13/2001
44. Popularity 5/13/2001
45. Pippa's Song 12/31/2002
46. Pied Piper Of Hamelin, The 12/31/2002
47. Patriot, The 12/31/2002
48. Parting At Morning 5/13/2001
49. Pan and Luna 1/3/2003
50. Overhead the Tree-Tops Meet 1/3/2003
51. Over the Sea our Galleys Went 1/1/2004
52. One Word More 4/7/2010
53. One Way Of Love 5/13/2001
54. Old Pictures In Florence 5/13/2001
55. O' Lyric Love 4/7/2010
56. Now! 12/31/2002
57. Never The Time And The Place 12/31/2002
58. Natural Magic 4/7/2010
59. Nationality In Drinks 5/13/2001
60. My Star 5/13/2001

The Lost Leader

I.

Just for a handful of silver he left us,
Just for a riband to stick in his coat---
Found the one gift of which fortune bereft us,
Lost all the others she lets us devote;
They, with the gold to give, doled him out silver,
So much was theirs who so little allowed:
How all our copper had gone for his service!

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