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Selected Poetry of Robert Browning (1812-1889)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2005, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Image of Robert Browning

Index to poems

If you get simple beauty and nought else,
You get about the best thing God invents:
That's somewhat: and you'll find the soul you have missed,
Within yourself, when you return him thanks.
        (Fra Lippo Lippi, 217-220)
  1. Abt Vogler
  2. Among the Rocks
  3. Andrea del Sarto
  4. The Bishop Orders his Tomb
  5. Caliban upon Setebos
  6. Cavalier Tunes: Boot and Saddle
  7. Cavalier Tunes: Marching Along
  8. "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came"
  9. Cleon
  10. Confessions
  11. Count Gismond--Aix in Provence
  12. A Death in the Desert
  13. Epilogue
  14. An Epistle Containing the Strange Medical Experience of Karshish, the Arab Physician
  15. Fra Lippo Lippi
  16. Give a Rouse
  17. A Grammarian's Funeral
  18. Home-Thoughts, from Abroad
  19. Home-Thoughts, from the Sea
  20. The Laboratory
  21. Life in a Love
  22. The Lost Leader
  23. Love among the Ruins
  24. Love in a Life
  25. Meeting at Night
  26. Memorabilia
  27. My Last Duchess
  28. My Star
  29. Never the Time and the Place
  30. Over the Sea our Galleys Went
  31. Parting at Morning
  32. The Pied Piper of Hamelin: A Child's Story
  33. Prospice
  34. Protus
  35. Rabbi Ben Ezra
  36. Saul
  37. A Toccata of Galuppi's
  38. Two in the Campagna
  39. Up at a Villa--Down in the City
  40. Waring
  41. Youth and Art


Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: Robert
Family name: Browning
Birth date: 7 May 1812
Death date: 12 December 1889
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Robert Browning
          wife: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (poet) (from 12 September 1846)
          sister: Sarianna Browning
          son: Robert Wiedemann Barrett Browning
Languages
          English
          Greek
Education
          School of Rev. Thomas Ready, Peckham: 1825
          Home tutor
          London University, Prof. George Long's Greek class: 1829 to 1830
Honours
          Hon. M.A. of Oxford: June 1868
          Hon. fellow of Balliol College: October 1868
          Hon. LL.D. of the University of Edinburgh: 1884
          Hon. president of 5 Assoc. Societies of Edinburgh: 1885
Literary period: Victorian
Residences
          Camberwell: 1812 to 1835
          Hatcham: 1835
          Pisa: 1846 to 1847
          Florence: 1847 to 1861
          London: 1861
Cause of death: Heart disease
Buried at: Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey
First RPO edition: 1997