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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I love thee to a depth and breadth and height

my soul can reach, when falling 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 faith.

I love thee with a love I seem to lose

with my lost saints,= I love thee with the breath,

smiles, tears, of all my life!- and if God to choose,

I shall but love thee better after death.

 

by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most prominent English poets of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime. Wikipedia
 
Born: March 6, 1806, Kelloe

Died: June 29, 1861, Florence, Italy