Who is Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (née Moulton-Barrett, /ˈbraʊnɪŋ/; 6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861) was an English poet of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime.

Born in County Durham, the eldest of 12 children, Elizabeth Barrett wrote poetry from about the age of six. Her mother's collection of her poems forms one of the largest extant collections of juvenilia by any English writer. At 15 she became ill, suffering intense head and spinal pain for the rest of her life. Later in life she also developed lung problems, possibly tuberculosis. She took laudanum for the pain from an early age, which is likely to have contributed to her frail health.

In the 1840s Elizabeth was introduced to literary society through her cousin, J...
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I Love You 184 Love 184 Sonnet 136 God 134 Heart 110 Life 106 Soul 98 Face 68 World 67 Death 65


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  • _kbrownnn: ”how do i love thee? let me count the ways. i love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.” – elizabeth barrett browning kumusikahan with kobie
  • Thierry_ubi: [11:35 am] my sun sets to rise again. -elizabeth barrett browning
  • Mikewarburton: “how do i love thee?” sonnet 43 by elizabeth barrett browning (read by katharine cornell)
  • Elephantjournal: “earth's crammed with heaven... but only he who sees takes off his shoes.” ~ elizabeth barrett browning
  • Carylloper: who so loves believes the impossible ~ elizabeth barrett browning
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Beatrice. (From Dante. Purgatorio, Xxx., Xxxi.)
 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Even as the Blessed, at the final summons,
Shall rise up quickened, each one from his grave,
Wearing again the garments of the flesh,
So, upon that celestial chariot,
A hundred rose
ad vocem tanti senis
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Ministers and messengers of life eternal.
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