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Selected Poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2005, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

This dog only, waited on,
Knowing that when light is gone,
Love remains for shining.
        (To Flush, My Dog, 46-48)
  1. Aurora Leigh (excerpt)
  2. The Cry of the Children
  3. The Lady's Yes
  4. Mother and Poet
  5. A Musical Instrument
  6. My Heart and I
  7. Only a Curl
  8. Past and Future
  9. Sonnets from the Portuguese 1: I Thought how Theocritus
  10. Sonnets from the Portuguese 6: Go from me
  11. Sonnets from the Portuguese 7: The Face
  12. Sonnets from the Portuguese 14: If Thou
  13. Sonnets from the Portuguese 20: Beloved, my Beloved
  14. Sonnets from the Portuguese 22: When our Two Souls
  15. Sonnets from the Portuguese 26: I Lived with Visions
  16. Sonnets from the Portuguese 28: My Letters!
  17. Sonnets from the Portuguese 35: If I Leave all for thee
  18. Sonnets from the Portuguese 43: How do I Love thee?
  19. To Flush, My Dog

Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: Elizabeth
Family name: Browning
Maiden name: Barrett
Birth date: 6 March 1806
Death date: 29 June 1861
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Edward Moulton
          mother: Mary Graham
          husband: Robert Browning (poet) (from 12 September 1846)
Language: Greek
Literary period: Victorian
          Hope End, Herefordshire: 1806 to 1826
          Kelloe, Durham: 1806
          Sidmouth: 1826 to 1828
          London: 1828 to 1846
          Pisa: 1846 to 1847
          Florence: 1847 to 1861
Illness: Spine injury
Buried at: Protestant cemetery, Florence