Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quote
“At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.”
―Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The Barretts at Hope End: the early diary of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (J. Murray, 1974), p. 37
A Selection from the Poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (B. Tauchnitz, 1872), p. 227, "Sonnets from the Portuguese"
The Romance of the Swan's Nest
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsElizabeth Barrett Browning
Born: March 6, 1806
Died: June 29, 1861 (aged 55)
Bio: Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era. Her poetry was widely popular in both England and the United States during her lifetime. A collection of her last poems was published by her husband, Robert Browning, shortly after her death.
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