Robert Browning

(1812-1889 / London / England)

Robert Browning Poems

61. My Last Duchess 5/13/2001
62. Misconceptions 5/13/2001
63. Mesmerism 5/13/2001
64. Memorabilia 5/13/2001
65. Meeting At Night 5/13/2001
66. Master Hugues Of Saxe-Gotha 5/13/2001
67. Man I Am and Man Would Be, Love 1/3/2003
68. Love In A Life 5/13/2001
69. Love Among The Ruins 5/13/2001
70. Love Among The Ruins 4/7/2010
71. Lost Mistress, The 12/31/2002
72. Lost Leader, The 12/31/2002
73. Life In A Love 5/13/2001
74. Life In A Love 4/7/2010
75. Life in a Bottle 12/31/2002
76. Last Ride Together, The 12/31/2002
77. Laboratory, The 12/31/2002
78. Italian In England, The 12/31/2002
79. Introduction: Pippa Passes 4/7/2010
80. Instans Tyrannus 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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