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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Robert Browning. (1812–1889) (continued)
 
7078
    When the fight begins within himself,
A man ’s worth something.
          Men and Women. Bishop Blougram’s Apology.
7079
              The sprinkled isles,
Lily on lily, that o’erlace the sea.
          Cleon.
7080
    And I have written three books on the soul,
Proving absurd all written hitherto,
And putting us to ignorance again.
          Cleon.
7081
    Rafael made a century of sonnets.
          One Word more. ii.
7082
    Other heights in other lives, God willing.
          One Word more. xii.
7083
    God be thanked, the meanest of his creatures
Boasts two soul-sides,—one to face the world with,
One to show a woman when he loves her!
          One Word more. xvii.
7084
    Oh their Rafael of the dear Madonnas,
Oh their Dante of the dread Inferno,
Wrote one song—and in my brain I sing it;
Drew one angel—borne, see, on my bosom!
          One Word more. xix.
7085
              The lie was dead
And damned, and truth stood up instead.
          Count Gismond. xiii.
7086
    Over my head his arm he flung
Against the world.
          Count Gismond. xix.
7087
    Just my vengeance complete,
  The man sprang to his feet,
Stood erect, caught at God’s skirts, and prayed!
So, I was afraid!
          Instans Tyrannus. vii.
7088
              Oh never star
Was lost here but it rose afar.
          Waring. ii.
7089
    Sing, riding’s a joy! For me I ride.
          The last Ride together. vii.
7090
    When the liquor’s out, why clink the cannikin?
          The Flight of the Duchess. xvi.
 

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