Robert Browning

(1812-1889 / London / England)

Robert Browning Poems

81. Incident Of The French Camp 5/13/2001
82. In Three Days 5/13/2001
83. In A Year 5/13/2001
84. In A Gondola 5/13/2001
85. How They Brought The Good News From Ghent To Aix 5/13/2001
86. Home Thoughts, from the Sea 1/3/2003
87. Home Thoughts, From Abroad 1/13/2003
88. Holy-Cross Day 5/13/2001
89. Herve Riel 4/7/2010
90. Heretic's Tragedy, The 12/31/2002
91. Heap Cassia, Sandal-Buds and Stripes 1/3/2003
92. Guardian-Angel, The 12/31/2002
93. Glove, The 12/31/2002
94. Garden Francies 5/13/2001
95. From 'Pauline' 1/1/2004
96. From ‘Paracelsus’ 1/1/2004
97. Flight Of The Duchess, The 12/31/2002
98. Fears And Scruples 4/7/2010
99. Evelyn Hope 5/13/2001
100. Epilogue To Asolando 1/13/2003

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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