Robert Browning

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Robert Browning Biography

The son of Robert Browning, a Bank of England clerk, and Sarah Anna Wiedemann, of Scottish-German descent, Browning received little formal education. His learning was gleaned mainly from his Father's library at home in Camberwell, South London, where he learnt something, with his Father's help, of Latin and Greek and also read Shelly, Byron and Kea ...

Robert Browning Poems

1.
A Woman's Last Word

Let's contend no more, Love,
Strive nor weep:
All be as before, Love,
---Only sleep!
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2.
Life In A Love

Escape me?
Never---
Beloved!
While I am I, and you are you,
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3.
My Last Duchess

That's my last Duchess painted on the wall,
Looking as if she were alive. I call
That piece a wonder, now: Fr Pandolf's hands
Worked busily a day, and there she stands
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4.
A Pretty Woman

That fawn-skin-dappled hair of hers,
And the blue eye
Dear and dewy,
And that infantine fresh air of hers!
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5.
After

Take the cloak from his face, and at first
Let the corpse do its worst!

How he lies in his rights of a man!
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Robert Browning Quotes

11 November 2014

You called me, and I came home to your heart.

Robert Browning Comments

Stephen Holbrook-sishton 20 December 2009

Browning is a much-neglected poet from the Victorian era. His 'The Patriot' is totally brilliant, not to mention his 'My Last Duchess' - a GCSE text for many. Like so many other poets he lives under the shadow of Shakespeare - we read and see his material endlessly unlike that of Browning and others. But Browning knew that and wrote anyway. His unifying influence by way of poetry and pre-Freudian psychology is unmatched.

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Fabrizio Frosini 02 March 2016

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made: our times are in His hand who saith A whole I planned, youth shows but half; trust God: see all, nor be afraid...! '' (Robert Browning) ''Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made: '' IN ITALIAN: ''Invecchia con me! Il meglio deve ancora venire, Il tramonto della vita, per cui l'alba fu creata: ''

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Fabrizio Frosini 09 March 2016

the lines in the box below are from Browning's poem 'Rabbi Ben Ezra': This is the full 1st stanza: Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made: Our times are in His hand Who saith ''A whole I planned, Youth shows but half; trust God: see all, nor be afraid! ''

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Richard Tattershall 04 June 2012

I always thought Browning was a man's poet. He's certainly a very special, unique one.

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p.a. noushad 31 October 2008

true to the spirit of our life

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Michael Walker 07 September 2019

I endorse my own opinion below. Browning never goes out of date. His love poems, lyrics, and dramatic monologues speak to me today.

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Michael Walker 04 August 2019

His long poems in free verse can look old-fashioned now, but they still speak to us, if we read them closely enough, not rushing through them. Browning was a psychologist, and his characters unconsciously reveal their true nature in the dramatic monologues.I think that Browning is a more modern poet than the other Victorians.

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Annie Little 26 January 2019

i love the poem that is called The Pied Piper of Hamelin

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phat n thicc trans furry 07 December 2018

pornstar's name is Billy Mays, he's so dreamy

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