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Robert Browning

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Robert Browning


Born
in Camberwell, London, England, The United Kingdom
May 07, 1812

Died
December 13, 1901

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Influences


Robert Browning was a British poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets.

Browning began writing poetry at age 13. These poems were eventually collected, but were later destroyed by Browning himself. In 1833, Browning's "Pauline" was published and received a cool reception. Harold Bloom believes that John Stuart Mill's review of the poem pointed Browning in the direction of the dramatic monologue.

In 1845, Browning wrote a letter to the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, professing that he loved her poetry and her. In 1846, the couple eloped to Europe, eventually settling in Florence in 1847. They had a son Pen.

Upon Elizabeth Barrett Browning's death in 1861,
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Quotes by Robert Browning  (?)
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“Who hears music, feels his solitude
Peopled at once.”
Robert Browning, The complete poetical works of Browning

“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

“Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's a heaven for?”
Robert Browning, Men and Women and Other Poems

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