Robert Browning Quotes

What I aspired to be And was not, comforts me.
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. "Rabbi Ben Ezra."
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Shall life succeed in that it seems to fail: What I aspired to be, And was not, comforts me:
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Rabbi Ben Ezra (l. 39-41). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [Robert Browning]. John Pettigrew, ed. (1981) Penguin.
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Poor vaunt of life indeed, Were man but formed to feed On joy, to solely seek and find and feast:
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Rabbi Ben Ezra (l. 19-21). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [Robert Browning]. John Pettigrew, ed. (1981) Penguin.
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Therefore I summon age To grant youth's heritage, Life's struggle having so far reached its term:
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Rabbi Ben Ezra (l. 73-75). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [Robert Browning]. John Pettigrew, ed. (1981) Penguin.
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'Tis not what man Does which exalts him, but what man Would do!
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Saul, st. 18 (1855).
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There's a great text in Galatians, Once you trip on it, entails Twenty-nine distinct damnations, One sure, if another fails:
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister (l. 48-51). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [Robert Browning]. John Pettigrew, ed. (1981) Penguin.
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What's the Latin name for 'parsley'? What's the Greek name for Swine's Snout?
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister (l. 15-16). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [Robert Browning]. John Pettigrew, ed. (1981) Penguin.
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Nay but you, who do not love her, Is she not pure gold, my mistress?
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Song, l. 1-2 (1842).
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Good strong thick stupefying incense-smoke!
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church, l. 84 (1845).
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Vanity, saith the preacher, vanity!
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church (l. 1). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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