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Brief author info: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) English poet. Wife of poet Robert Browning; childhood marked by intellectual precociousness; read Homer in original at age 10, wrote epic on Battle of Marathon at age 14; first published work was Essay on Mind, and Other Poems at age 19. At age 15 became semi-invalid after spinal injury Married poet Robert Browning in 1846; traveled to Italy; formed literary circle; published numerous poems and collections; most famous works include Sonnets from the Portuguese and Aurora Leigh.
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So fair, She takes the breath of men away Who gaze upon her unaware.
Whoso loves Believes the impossible.
There are nettles everywhere, But smooth green grasses are more common still. The blue of heaven is larger than the cloud.
Books succeed, And lives fail.
Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God.
We have hearts within, Warm, live, improvident, indecent hearts.
The English have a scornful insular way Of calling the French light.
Every age, Through being beheld too close, is ill-discerned By those who have not lived past it.
May the good God pardon all good men.
Men get opinions as boys learn to spell, By reiteration chiefly.
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