Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Sonnet 43
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways! ­
I love thee to the depth and breath 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 everyday's
Most quiet need, by Sun and candlelight-
I love thee, freely as men strive for Right, -
I love thee with the passion, put to use
In my old griefs, ... and with my childhood's faith:
I love thee with the love I seemed to lose
With my 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.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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