Sunday, March 9, 2014

From Victorian England: Portrait of an Age by G. M. Young

Of all decades in our history, a wise man would choose the eighteen-fifties to be young in.

From Aurora Leigh by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Their radiant faces upward, burn away
This dark of the body, issuing on a world
Beyond our mortal?—can I speak my verse
So plainly in tune to these things and the rest,
That men shall feel it catch them on the quick,
As having the same warrant over them
To hold and move them, if they will or no

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