Robert Browning

(1812-1889 / London / England)

Quotations

  • ''Progress, man's distinctive mark alone,
    Not God's, and not the beasts': God is, they are,
    Man partly is and wholly hopes to be.''
    Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. A Death in the Desert, l. 586-8, Dramatis Personae (1864).
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  • ''Inscribe all human effort with one word,
    Artistry's haunting curse, the Incomplete!''
    Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. The Ring and the Book, bk. 11, l. 1560 (1868-1869).
  • ''Stung by the splendour of a sudden thought.''
    Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. A Death in the Desert, l. 59 (1864).
  • ''O lyric Love, half angel and half bird
    And all a wonder and a wild desire.''
    Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. The Ring and the Book, bk. 1, l. 1391-2 (1868-1869).
  • ''Let us try.
    To-morrow, how you shall be glad for this!''
    Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Andrea del Sarto (l. 19-20). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
  • ''Everyone soon or late comes round by Rome.''
    Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. The Ring and the Book, bk. 5, l. 296 (1868-1869).
  • ''You called me, and I came home to your heart.''
    Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Andrea del Sarto (l. 171). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
  • ''Faultless to a fault.''
    Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. The Ring and the Book, bk. 9, l. 1177 (1868-1869).
  • ''Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
    Or what's a heaven for?''
    Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Andrea del Sarto, l. 97-8, Men and Women, vol. 2 (1855).
  • ''There's a new tribunal now
    Higher than God's—the educated man's!''
    Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. The Ring and the Book, bk. 10, l. 1976-7 (1868-1869).

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Laboratory, The

ANCIEN RGIME.

I.

Now that I, tying thy glass mask tightly,
May gaze thro' these faint smokes curling whitely,
As thou pliest thy trade in this devil's-smithy---
Which is the poison to poison her, prithee?

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