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First published in 1850 and considered some of the finest love lyrics in the English language, Sonnets from the Portuguese comprise 44 interlocking poems that Elizabeth Barrett Browning composed for her husband, Robert Browning.  This wonderful illustrated edition includes 22 additional works as well.

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Overview

First published in 1850 and considered some of the finest love lyrics in the English language, Sonnets from the Portuguese comprise 44 interlocking poems that Elizabeth Barrett Browning composed for her husband, Robert Browning.  This wonderful illustrated edition includes 22 additional works as well.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning penned some of the most famous and passionate lovepoems ever written, collected here in a magnificent gift edition, illustratedby Margaret Armstrong.

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"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…" Elizabeth Barrett Browning penned some of the most famous and passionate lovepoems ever written, collected here in a magnificent gift edition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385416184
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/1990
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Sonnets from the Portuguese


By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Gramercy Books

Copyright ©1997 Elizabeth Barrett Browning
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0517187213

Chapter One

Sonnet One

I thought once how Theocritus had sung
Of the sweet years, the dear and wished for years,
Who each one in a gracious hand appears
To bear a gift for mortals, old or young:
And, as I mused it in his antique tongue,
I saw, in gradual vision through my tears,
The sweet, sad years, the melancholy years,
Those of my own life, who by turns had flung
A shadow across me. Straightway I was 'ware,
So weeping, how a mystic Shape did move
Behind me, and drew me backward by the hair;
And a voice said in mastery while I strove,
'Guess now who holds thee?' - 'Death!' I said, But there,
The silver answer rang. . . Not Death, but Love.'



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Excerpted from Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning Copyright ©1997 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Excerpted by permission.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2004

    beautiful book

    This is a very beautiful collection of poems and if you are a huge buffy fan this is the book angel gave to buffy in season two for her birthday. Even if you're not it is still filled with beautiful poems I think you will enjoy.

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