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Robert Browning

(1812-1889 / London / England)

Poems of Robert Browning

101. Patriot, The 12/31/2002
102. Pied Piper Of Hamelin, The 12/31/2002
103. Pippa's Song 12/31/2002
104. Popularity 5/13/2001
105. Porphyria's Lover 5/13/2001
106. Prospice 12/31/2002
107. Rabbi Ben Ezra 5/13/2001
108. Respectability 5/13/2001
109. Saul 5/13/2001
110. Soliloquy Of The Spanish Cloister 5/13/2001
111. Song 5/13/2001
112. Song from 'Paracelsus' 1/4/2003
113. Summum Bonum 12/31/2002
114. The Bishop Orders His Tomb 1/3/2003
115. The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Ssaint Praxed's Church, Rome 5/13/2001
116. The Boy And the Angel 5/13/2001
117. The Confessional 5/13/2001
118. The Englishman In Italy 5/13/2001
119. The Flight Of The Duchess 5/13/2001
120. The Glove 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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