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Robert Browning

(1812—1889) poet

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Adelaide Ann Procter

Adelaide Ann Procter  

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(1825–1864) British poet and campaigner for women's rightsLegends and Lyrics [1st series; 2nd series, 1861] (1858) PoetryThe Victoria Regia (1861) AnthologyA Chaplet of Verses (1862) PoetryLegends ...
Agamemnon of Aeschylus

Agamemnon of Aeschylus  

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A translation by R. Browning, published 1877. It aroused controversy because of its uncompromising literalness. The translation may be taken as an attack on the Hellenism of, e.g., M. Arnold; by ...
Alfred Domett

Alfred Domett  

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(1811–87),poet, politician and public servant, was born in London and educated at St John's College, Cambridge, and the Middle Temple. He published a number of poems in Blackwoods Magazine ...
anapaest

anapaest  

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A Greek metrical foot, ⌣ ⌣ –, or in English stresses, ○○●.
Angel in the House

Angel in the House  

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A sequence of poems by C. Patmore, in four parts, published 1854–61. The work is a celebration of married love. Felix courts and weds Honoria, a dean's daughter; in the last two parts Frederick, a ...
antinomian

antinomian  

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One who maintains, through a misreading of arguments in Paul's Epistles, that the moral law is not binding upon Christians under the law of grace. The term was coined by ...
Aristophanes' Apology

Aristophanes' Apology  

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A long poem in blank verse by R. Browning, published 1875 as a sequel to Balaustion's Adventure.The core of the poem is a protracted argument between Balaustion and Aristophanes as to the moral, ...
Asolando

Asolando  

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The last volume of poems by R. Browning, published 1889. The poems fall into three main groups: an opening series of love lyrics; a group of anecdotal poems and longer narratives; and a concluding ...
Athenaeum

Athenaeum  

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(1828–1921),J. S. Buckingham's literary review. The founder wished the journal to become the resort of thinkers, poets, orators, and other writers. Dilke was editor 1830–46, and the list of ...
Athenaeum club

Athenaeum club  

A London club, founded in 1824 for men of intellectual distinction, to which Dickens was elected at the unusually early age of 26. Among the members were many, like Dickens ...
Augusta Webster

Augusta Webster  

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(1837–94)Née Davies, poet and feminist writer, born in Poole, Dorset, the daughter of a vice-admiral. She was a fluent linguist and trained at the Cambridge School of Art: she ...
Balaustion's Adventure

Balaustion's Adventure  

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Including a Transcript from Euripides By Robert Browning, published 1871. The story, suggested by a passage in Plutarch's Life of Nicias, is set just after the defeat of the Athenian ...
Bells and Pomegranates

Bells and Pomegranates  

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The covering title of a series of plays and collections of shorter dramatic poems by R. Browning, published 1841–6, comprising Pippa Passes (1841), King Victor and King Charles (1842), Dramatic ...
A Blot in the 'Scutcheon

A Blot in the 'Scutcheon  

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A tragedy in blank verse by R. Browning, published in 1843 as No. V of Bells and Pomegranates. It was produced at Drury Lane in 1843, ran for three nights, and caused a final rift between Browning ...
Caliban upon Setebos

Caliban upon Setebos  

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A poem by R. Browning, included in Dramatis Personae.
Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came

Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came  

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A poem by R. Browning, published in Men and Women. The title derives from a snatch of song recited by Edgar in King Lear (see above).A knight errant crosses a nightmare landscape in search of the ...
Christmas-Eve and Easter-Day

Christmas-Eve and Easter-Day  

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A poem by R. Browning, published 1850. The poem is in two parts, in octosyllabic metre, with an irregular rhyme‐scheme. ‘Christmas‐Eve’, in narrative form, combining realistic and visionary elements, ...
Christopher Smart

Christopher Smart  

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(1722–71)author of Poems on Several Occasions (1752), which included a blank‐verse georgic in two books, ‘The Hop‐Garden’, and lighter verse; and of The Hilliad (1753), a mock‐heroic satire on the ...
Cleon

Cleon  

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1 governor of Tarsus in Shakespeare's Pericles;2 title of a poem by R. Browning, included in Men and Women.
Colombe's Birthday

Colombe's Birthday  

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A play in blank verse by R. Browning, published in 1844 as No. VI of Bells and Pomegranates.

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