Browning – Robert


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English Romantic and Classical Poet Robert Browning

BROWNING: Robert 1812 – 1889

Born: 7 May 1812, Camberwell, United Kingdom
Died: 12 December 1889, Venice, Italy

Browning and Elizabeth Barrett married in secret and a week later eloped to Italy. He is buried in Westminter Abbey’s Poet’s Corner.

Quotations

“Ignorance is not innocence but sin.”
“What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew.”
“Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.”
”You called me, and I came home to your heart.”

Selected Bibliography
Robert Browning wrote nearly 150 poems

POETRY (* Famous poems)

* The Pied Piper of Hamelin Hamelin Town’s in Brunswick
* How They brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix: I sprang to the stirrup, and Joris, and he; I galloped, Dirck galloped, we galloped all three
Rabbi Ben Ezra: Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be
My Last Duchess: That’s my last Duchess painted on the wall
A Woman’s Last Word: Let’s contend no more, Love, strive nor weep
Childe Roland To The Dark Tower Came: My first thought was, he lied in every word
* If Thou Must Love Me: If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love’s sake only
(Sonnet 14 from The Portuguese Cycle)

PLAYS

Pippa Passes
The Pied Piper of Hamelin