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Sonnets from the Portuguese and Other Love Poems
     

Sonnets from the Portuguese and Other Love Poems

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by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Random House Value Publishing, Margaret Armstrong (Illustrator)
 

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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.

B & W illustrations throughout

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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.

B & W illustrations throughout

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517187210
Publisher:
Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.36(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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Sonnets from the Portuguese and Other Love Poems 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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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.