|Winchester Model 1894 designed by John Moses Browning|
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
|Colt Model 1911 designed by John Moses Browning|
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
|M2 .50 Caliber Machinegun designed by John Moses Browning|
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
|Barrett Model 82 designed by Ronnie Barrett.|
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost 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.
By Elizabeth Barrett-Browning
Elizabeth Barrett-Browning died in 1861, 33 years before the first of these marvels hit the market. How did she know???