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Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive,
Half wishing they were dead to save the shame.
The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow;
They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats,
And flare up bodily, wings and all. What then?
Who's sorry for a gnat... or a girl?”


Elizabeth Barrett Browning, A Little Book of Love Poems
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A Little Book of Love Poems A Little Book of Love Poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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