ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
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An English poet; born in Durham, March 6, 1809; 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 Geraldine's 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 Swan's Nest"; the "Rhyme of the Duchess May"; the "Romaunt of Margret"; "Bertha in the Lane"; and "Isobel's Child", are romantic and original ballads. "Prometheus Bound", a metrical translation of Aeschylus, was published in 1850.
By Charles Dudley Warner
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