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|Elizabeth Barrett Browning (18061861)|
|Browning, Elizabeth Barrett. An English poet; born in Durham, March 6, 1806; died in Florence, June 30, 1861. She was the daughter of an English country gentleman, Edward Moulton, who took the name of Barrett. In September, 1846, she married Robert Browning. Her chief poems are: The Seraphim (1838); Romaunt of the Page (1839); The Drama of Exile (1844); A Vision of Poets (1844); The Cry of the Children (1844); Casa Guidi Windows (1851); Aurora Leigh (1856), in a measure autobiographical. Her poem Lady Geraldines Courtship contains a striking characterization of the poetry of Browning. Her Sonnets from the Portuguese are among the noblest of love-poems. The Romance of the Swans Nest; the Rhyme of the Duchess May; the Romaunt of Margret; Bertha in the Lane; and Isobels Child, are romantic and original ballads. Prometheus Bound, a metrical translation of Æschylus, was published in 1850. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).|