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|Robert Browning (18121889)|
|Browning, Robert. An English poet; born in Camberwell, May 7, 1812; died in Venice, Dec. 12, 1889. His first dramatic poem, Pauline, which appeared anonymously in 1833, was followed two years later by Paracelsus; Strafford (1837); Sordello (1840); and a series of plays and dramatic lyrics under the title of Bells and Pomegranates (184146). This collection included: Pippa Passes; King Victor and King Charles; Colombes Birthday; The Return of the Druses; A Blot on the Scutcheon; Luria; and A Souls Tragedy. In 1846 he married Elizabeth Barrett, and resided in Florence until her death in 1861, when he returned to London; but much of the latter part of his life was spent in Italy. The Ring and the Book was published in 1869. His other works include: Christmas Eve and Easter Day (1850); Men and Women (1855); Dramatis Personæ (1864); Balaustions Adventure (1871); Fifine at the Fair (1872); Red-Cotton Night-cap Country (1873); Dramatic Idylls (187980); Jocoseria (1883); Ferishtahs Fancies (1884); and Parleyings with Certain People of Importance in their Day (1887). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).|