Robert Browning

(1812-1889 / London / England)

Poems of Robert Browning

61. Home Thoughts, from the Sea 1/3/2003
62. How They Brought The Good News From Ghent To Aix 5/13/2001
63. In A Gondola 5/13/2001
64. In A Year 5/13/2001
65. In Three Days 5/13/2001
66. Incident Of The French Camp 5/13/2001
67. Instans Tyrannus 5/13/2001
68. Introduction: Pippa Passes 4/7/2010
69. Italian In England, The 12/31/2002
70. Laboratory, The 12/31/2002
71. Last Ride Together, The 12/31/2002
72. Life in a Bottle 12/31/2002
73. Life In A Love 4/7/2010
74. Life In A Love 5/13/2001
75. Lost Leader, The 12/31/2002
76. Lost Mistress, The 12/31/2002
77. Love Among The Ruins 5/13/2001
78. Love Among The Ruins 4/7/2010
79. Love In A Life 5/13/2001
80. Man I Am and Man Would Be, Love 1/3/2003

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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