Look for life after death
Good to forgive
Best to forget!
Living we fret,
Dying we live.
We are looking not for death, but for life, not so much the beginning of a new, as the development of our present life; for, what the seed is to the flower, so we are now compared with what we shall be.— M. C. B.
About the author and the source
Robert Browning (1812–1889) was one of the most famous Victorian poets. We have no identification for M.C.B., author of the second selection, beyond the bare initials.
C.M.T. Browning Year Book. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1892.
E.L. Stray Thoughts for Every Day in the Year. Oxford: Parker and Co., 1885.