A Bird (Foot) in the Hand

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Frederick Locker-Lampson described Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s physique as “peculiar: curls like the pendent ears of a water spaniel, and poor little hands — so thin that when she welcomed you she gave you something like the foot of a young bird. The Hand that made her great had not made her fair.”

My Confidences, by Frederick Locker-Lampson

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