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Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti

“Better by far you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad.” Remember 1862
“When I am dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me.” When I am Dead, My Dearest 1862
“I loved you first: but afterwards your love / Outsoaring mine, sang such a loftier song / As drowned the friendly cooings of my dove.” I loved you first 1855
“Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.” The Lowest Place 1871
“My heart is like a singing bird / Whose nest is in a watered shoot.” A Birthday 1861