Robert Browning (1812 – 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humour, social commentary, historical settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax. In 1846, Browning married the poet Elizabeth Barrett, and went to live in Italy. By the time of her death in 1861, he had published the crucial collection Men and Women. The collection Dramatis Personae and the book-length epic poem The Ring and the Book followed, and made him a leading British poet. He continued to write prolifically, but his reputation today rests largely on the poetry he wrote in this middle period. When Browning died in 1889, he was regarded as a sage and philosopher-poet.
Quotes by Robert Browning…
It’s wiser being good than bad… It’s fitter being sane than mad.
When the fight begins within himself, a man’s worth something.
I count life just a stuff to try the soul’s strength on.
Progress is the law of life; man is not man as yet.
Who keeps one thing in view makes all things serve.