Robert Browning Quotes

the whole seems to fall into a shape As if I saw alike my work and self And all that I was born to be and do, A twilight-piece. Love, we are in God's hand.
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Andrea del Sarto (l. 46-49). . . 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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Only I discern— Infinite passion, and the pain Of finite hearts that yearn.
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Two in the Campagna (l. 58-60). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [Robert Browning]. John Pettigrew, ed. (1981) Penguin.
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I do what many dream of, all their lives,
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Andrea del Sarto (l. 69). . . 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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Silence and passion, joy and peace, An everlasting wash of air— Rome's ghost since her decease.
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Two in the Campagna (l. 23-25). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [Robert Browning]. John Pettigrew, ed. (1981) Penguin.
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Well, less is more, Lucrezia.
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Andrea del Sarto, l. 78, Men and Women, vol. 2 (1855). "Less is more" is said to have been one of the favorite maxims of architect Mies Van der Rohe.
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Let us be unashamed of soul, As earth lies bare to heaven above! How is it under our control To love or not to love?
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Two in the Campagna (l. 32-35). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [Robert Browning]. John Pettigrew, ed. (1981) Penguin.
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less is more, Lucrezia:
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Andrea del Sarto (l. 78). . . 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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Oh, a day in the city-square, there is no such pleasure in life!
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Up at a Villa—Down in the City (l. 65). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [Robert Browning]. John Pettigrew, ed. (1981) Penguin.
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Oh to love so, be so loved, yet so mistaken!
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Asolando (l. 171). . . Oxford Book of Nineteenth-Century English Verse, The. John Hayward, ed. (1964; reprinted, with corrections, 1965) Oxford University Press.
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Had I but plenty of money, money enough and to spare, The house for me, no doubt, were a house in the city-square; Ah, such a life, such a life, as one leads at the window there!
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Up at a Villa—Down in the City (l. 1-3). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [Robert Browning]. John Pettigrew, ed. (1981) Penguin.
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