Elizabeth Barrett Browning citáty
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Datum narození: 6. březen 1806
Datum úmrtí: 29. červen 1861
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— Elizabeth Barrett Browning, kniha Sonnets from the Portuguese
Zdroj: Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850)
Kontext: If thou must love me, let it be for nought
Except for love's sake only. Do not say
"I love her for her smile —her look —her way
Of speaking gently,—for a trick of thought
That falls in well with mine, and certes brought
A sense of pleasant ease on such a day" -
For these things in themselves, Beloved, may
Be changed, or change for thee,—and love, so wrought,
May be unwrought so. Neither love me for
Thine own dear pity's wiping my cheeks dry,—
A creature might forget to weep, who bore
Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby!
But love me for love's sake, that evermore
Thou may'st love on, through love's eternity.
„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?“
Zdroj: A Little Book Of Love Poems
„Why, what is to live? Not to eat and drink and breathe,—but to feel the life in you down all the fibres of being, passionately and joyfully.“
Zdroj: The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barret Barrett 1845-1846 Vol I