Elizabeth Barret Browning: How Do I Love T hee. A Presentation By Cas Schroy. Childhood. Born: 1806 Durham, England Eldest of 12 children Well to do family An intelligent child but sickly Wrote first “epic” poem by age 12 Devout Christian. Early Adult Years.
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A Presentation By Cas Schroy
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
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