Elizabeth Barrett Browning quotes

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What was he doing, the great god Pan,
Down in the reeds by the river?
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What monster have we here?
A great Deed at this hour of day?
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Nay, if there's room for poets in this world
A little overgrown (I think there is),
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The man, most man,
Works best for men: and, if most man indeed,
He gets his manhood plainest from his soul.
A good neighbour, even in this,
Is fatal sometimes, cuts your morning up
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Measure not the work
Until the day's out and the labour done,
Then bring your gauges.
The world's male chivalry has perished out,
But women are knights-errant to the last;
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Whoso loves
Believes the impossible.
Hurt a fly!
He would not for the world: he's pitiful
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This race is never grateful: from the first,
One fills their cup at supper with pure wine,
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