Browning, Elizabeth Barrett The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning Complete in One Volume from the Last London Edition James Miller, Publisher, 779 Broadway, New York, 1870, Decorative Cloth, , Reprint in One volume of first American , Very Good /No Jacket
533 pp. Brown cloth stamped in black and gold. Lovely floral design. AEG. A reprint of the 1862 edition, 'Complete in One Volume.' There is some fraying beginning at top and bottom of spine. Three corners are bent but barely rubbed. The brown endpapers have split at the hinges, but the cloth hinges are still intact. 'Experience, like a pale musician, holds / A dulcimer of patience in his hand / Whence harmonies we cannot understand, Of God's will in His worlds, the strain unfolds / In sad perplexed minors.'
All that I know
Of a certain star
Is, it can throw
(Like the angled spar)
Now a dart of red,
Now a dart of blue,
Till my friends have said
They would fain see, too,
My star that dartles the red and the blue!
Then it stops like a bird; like a flower, hangs furled:
They must solace themselves with the Saturn above it.
What matter to me if their star is a world?
Mine has opened its soul to me; therefore I love it.