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Aurora Leigh Aurora Leigh by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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“Earth's crammed with heaven...
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh
“Books, books, books!
I had found the secret of a garret room
Piled high with cases in my father’s name;
Piled high, packed large,--where, creeping in and out
Among the giant fossils of my past,
Like some small nimble mouse between the ribs
Of a mastodon, I nibbled here and there
At this or that box, pulling through the gap,
In heats of terror, haste, victorious joy,
The first book first. And how I felt it beat
Under my pillow, in the morning’s dark,
An hour before the sun would let me read!
My books!”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh
“Witch, scholar, poet, dreamer, and the rest...”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh
“OF writing many books there is no end;
And I who have written much in prose and verse
For others' uses, will write now for mine,-
Will write my story for my better self,
As when you paint your portrait for a friend,
Who keeps it in a drawer and looks at it
Long after he has ceased to love you, just
To hold together what he was and is.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh
“She lived, we'll say,
A harmless life, she called a
virtuous life,
A quiet life, which was not life at all
(But that she had not lived enough to know)”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh
“The world of books is still the world.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh
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“I take her as God made her, and as men Must fail to unmake her, for my honoured wife.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh
“A cheerful genius suits the times, / And all true poets laugh unquenchably / Like Shakespeare and the gods.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh
“Good aims not always make good books.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh
“Did you think of that? Who burns his viol will not dance, I know. To cymbals, Romney.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh
“Italy/Is one thing, England one.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh
“It is rather when
We gloriously forget ourselves, and plunge
Soul-forward, headlong, into a book’s profound,
Impassioned for its beauty and salt of truth—
’Tis then we get the right good from a book.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh