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Robert Browning

(1812-1889)

  • "Heap cassia, sandal-buds and stripes"
       Heap cassia, sandal-buds and stripes
  • A Grammarian's Funeral
       Let us begin and carry up this corpse,
  • A Light Woman
       So far as our story approaches the end,
  • A Lovers' Quarrel
       Oh, what a dawn of day!
  • A Pretty Woman
       That fawn-skin-dappled hair of hers,
  • A Serenade At The Villa
       That was I, you heard last night,
  • A Toccata Of Galuppi's
       Oh Galuppi, Baldassaro, this is very sad to find!
  • A Woman's Last Word
       Let's contend no more, Love,
  • After
       Take the cloak from his face, and at first
  • Aix In Provence
       Christ God who savest man, save most
  • Andrea del Sarto
       But do not let us quarrel any more,
  • Another Way Of Love
       June was not over
  • Any Wife To Any Husband
       My love, this is the bitterest, that thou---
  • Before
       Let them fight it out, friend! things have gone too far.
  • Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church, Rome, The
       Vanity, saith the preacher, vanity!
  • Boy And the Angel, The
       Morning, evening, noon and night
  • By The Fire-Side
       How well I know what I mean to do
  • Cavalier Tunes
       Kentish Sir Byng stood for his King,
  • Childe Roland To The Dark Tower Came
       My first thought was, he lied in every word
  • Confessional, The
       It is a lie---their Priests, their Pope,
  • Confessions
       What is he buzzing in my ears?
  • Cristina
       She should never have looked at me
  • De Gustibus---
       Your ghost will walk, you lover of trees
  • Dtatue And The Bust, The
       There's a palace in Florence, the world knows well
  • Earth's Immortalities
       See, as the prettiest graves will do in time,
  • Englishman In Italy, The
       Fortu, Fortu, my beloved one,
  • Epilogue
       At the midnight in the silence of the sleep-time,
  • Evelyn Hope
       Beautiful Evelyn Hope is dead!
  • Flight Of The Duchess, The
       You're my friend:
  • Garden Francies
       Here's the garden she walked across,
  • Glove, The
       ``Heigho!'' yawned one day King Francis,
  • Guardian-Angel, The
       Dear and great Angel, wouldst thou only leave
  • Heretic's Tragedy, The
       The Lord, we look to once for all,
  • Holy-Cross Day
        [``Now was come about Holy-Cross Day,
  • Home-Thoughts, From Abroad
       Oh, to be in England
  • Home-Thoughts, From The Sea
       Nobly, nobly Cape Saint Vincent to the North-west died away
  • How They Brought The Good News From Ghent To Aix
       I sprang to the stirrup, and Joris, and he;
  • In A Gondola
       I send my heart up to thee, all my heart
  • In A Year
       Never any more,
  • In Three Days
       So, I shall see her in three days
  • Incident Of The French Camp
       You know, we French stormed Ratisbon:
  • Instans Tyrannus
       Of the million or two, more or less,
  • Italian In England, The
       That second time they hunted me
  • Laboratory, The
       Now that I, tying thy glass mask tightly,
  • Last Ride Together, The
       I said---Then, dearest, since 'tis so,
  • Life in a Bottle
       Escape me?
  • Life In A Love
       Escape me?
  • Lost Leader, The
       Just for a handful of silver he left us,
  • Lost Mistress, The
       All's over, then: does truth sound bitter
  • Love Among The Ruins
       Where the quiet-coloured end of evening smiles,
  • Love In A Life
       Room after room,
  • Master Hugues Of Saxe-Gotha
       Hist, but a word, fair and soft!
  • Meeting At Night
       The grey sea and the long black land;
  • Memorabilia
       Ah, did you once see Shelley plain,
  • Mesmerism
       All I believed is true!
  • Misconceptions
       This is a spray the Bird clung to,
  • My Last Duchess
       That's my last Duchess painted on the wall,
  • My Star
       All, that I kno
  • Nationality In Drinks
       My heart sank with our Claret-flask,
  • Never The Time And The Place
       Never the time and the place
  • Now!
       Out of your whole life give but a moment!
  • Old Pictures In Florence
       The morn when first it thunders in March,
  • One Way Of Love
       All June I bound the rose in sheaves.
  • Parting At Morning
       Round the cape of a sudden came the sea
  • Patriot, The
       It was roses, roses, all the way,
  • Pied Piper Of Hamelin, The
       Hamelin Town's in Brunswick,
  • Pippa's Song
       The year's at the spring,
  • Popularity
       Stand still, true poet that you are!
  • Porphyria's Lover
       The rain set early in to-night,
  • Prospice
       Fear death?---to feel the fog in my throat,
  • Protus
       Among these latter busts we count by scores
  • Rabbi Ben Ezra
       Grow old along with me!
  • Respectability
       Dear, had the world in its caprice
  • Saul
       Said Abner, ``At last thou art come! Ere I tell, ere thou speak,
  • Soliloquy Of The Spanish Cloister
       Gr-r-r---there go, my heart's abhorrence!
  • Song
       Nay but you, who do not love her,
  • Summum Bonum
       All the breath and the bloom of the year in the bag of one bee:
  • Through The Metidja To Abd-El-Kadr
       As I ride, as I ride,
  • Time's Revenges
       I've a Friend, over the sea
  • To Edward Fitzgerald
       I chanced upon a new book yesterday;
  • Twins, The
       Grand rough old Martin Luther
  • Two In The Campagna
       I wonder do you feel to-day
  • Up At A Villa--- Down In The City
       Had I but plenty of money, money enough and to spare,
  • Waring
       What's become of Waring
  • Women And Roses
       I dream of a red-rose tree.
  • Youth and Art
       It once might have been, once only: