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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Robert Browning. (1812–1889) (continued)
 
7131
    In the great right of an excessive wrong.
          The Ring and the Book. The other Half-Rome. Line 1055.
7132
              Was never evening yet
But seemed far beautifuller than its day.
          The Ring and the Book. Pompilia. Line 357.
7133
            The curious crime, the fine
Felicity and flower of wickedness.
          The Ring and the Book. The Pope. Line 590.
7134
            Of what I call God,
And fools call Nature.
          The Ring and the Book. The Pope. Line 1073.
7135
    Why comes temptation, but for man to meet
And master and make crouch beneath his foot,
And so be pedestaled in triumph?
          The Ring and the Book. The Pope. Line 1185.
7136
    White shall not neutralize the black, nor good
Compensate bad in man, absolve him so:
Life’s business being just the terrible choice.
          The Ring and the Book. The Pope. Line 1236.
7137
            It is the glory and good of Art
That Art remains the one way possible
Of speaking truth,—to mouths like mine, at least.
          The Ring and the Book. The Book and the Ring. Line 842.
7138
    Thy 1 rare gold ring of verse (the poet praised)
Linking our England to his Italy.
          The Ring and the Book. The Book and the Ring. Line 873.
7139
    But how carve way i’ the life that lies before,
If bent on groaning ever for the past?
          Balaustion’s Adventure.
7140
    Better have failed in the high aim, as I,
Than vulgarly in the low aim succeed,—
As, God be thanked! I do not.
          The Inn Album. iv.
 
Note 1.
Mrs. Browning. [back]
 

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