Sonnets from the Portuguese

Sonnets from the Portuguese

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Sonnets from the Portuguese, written ca. 1845–1846 and first published in 1850, is a collection of forty-four
love sonnets written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The poems largely chronicle the period leading up to her
1846 marriage to Robert Browning. The collection was acclaimed and popular even in the poet's lifetime and
it remains so today. Elizabeth was initially hesitant to publish the poems, feeling that they were too personal.
However, Robert insisted that they were the best sequence of English-language sonnets since Shakesp...
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Chapters
  1. 01
    I thought once how Theocritus
    had sung
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  2. 02
    But only three in all God’s
    universe
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  3. 03
    Unlike are we, unlike, o princely
    heart
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