In an 1894 Journal, Cather writes: "Who will elevate taste, and, as Browning says, will 'save the soul besides?'" (Bk. XII, 1. 867)
In an 1899 Leader article, Cather quotes Browning's poem in her review of Richard Whiteing's No. 5 John Street.
In a piece on Frank Norris, Cather quotes : "Not only by a comet's rush,/But by a rose's birth" (Bk. VI).