Robert Browning Quotes

We that had loved him so, followed him, honored him, Lived in his mild and magnificent eye, Learned his great language, caught his clear accents, Made him our pattern to live and to die!
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. The Lost Leader (l. 9-12). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [Robert Browning]. John Pettigrew, ed. (1981) Penguin.
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All's over, then: does truth sound bitter As one at first believes?
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. The Lost Mistress (l. 1-2). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [Robert Browning]. John Pettigrew, ed. (1981) Penguin.
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Rats! They fought the dogs and killed the cats, And bit the babies in the cradles, And ate the cheeses out of the vats, And licked the soup from the cooks' own ladles, Split open the kegs of salted sprats, Made nests inside men's Sunday hats, And even spoiled the women's chats By drowning their speaking With shrieking and squeaking In fifty different sharps and flats.
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. The Pied Piper of Hamelin, st. 2, Dramatic Lyrics (1842).
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So, Willy, let you and me be wipers Of scores out with all men—especially pipers; And, whether they pipe us free, from rats or from mice, If we've promised them aught, let us keep our promise.
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. The Pied Piper of Hamelin (l. 300-303). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [Robert Browning]. John Pettigrew, ed. (1981) Penguin.
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The music stopp'd, and I stood still, And found myself outside the Hill, Left alone against my will, To go now limping as before, And never hear of that country more!"
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. The Pied Piper of Hamelin (l. 251-255). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [Robert Browning]. John Pettigrew, ed. (1981) Penguin.
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Give me the keys. I feel for the common chord again, Sliding by semi-tones till I sink to a minor,—yes, And I blunt it into a ninth, and I stand on alien ground, Surveying a while the heights I rolled from into the deep; Which, hark, I have dared and done, for my resting-place is found, The C Major of this life: so, now I will try to sleep.
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Abt Vogler (l. 91-96). . . 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.).
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"Please your honors," said he, "I'm able, By means of a secret charm, to draw All creatures living beneath the sun, That creep, or swim, or fly, or run, After me so as you never saw! And I chiefly use my charm On creatures that do people harm, The mole, and toad, and newt, and viper; And people call me the Pied Piper."
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. The Pied Piper of Hamelin (l. 71-79). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [Robert Browning]. John Pettigrew, ed. (1981) Penguin.
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On the earth the broken arcs; in the heaven a perfect round.
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Abt Vogler (l. 72). . . 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.).
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Hamelin Town's in Brunswick, By famous Hanover city;
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. The Pied Piper of Hamelin (l. 1-2). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [Robert Browning]. John Pettigrew, ed. (1981) Penguin.
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Ye know why the forms are fair, ye hear how the tale is told: It is all triumphant art, but art in obedience to laws,
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Abt Vogler (l. 46-48). . . 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.).
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