Little Journeys To The Homes Of English Authors by Elbert Hubbard

Little Journeys To The Homes Of English Authors

byElbert Hubbard

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900. Excerpt: ... ROBERT BROWNING So, take and use Thy work, Amend what flaws may lurk, What strain o' the stuff, what My times be in Thy hand! Perfect the cup as planned t Let age approve of youth, and death complete the same. F there ever lived a poet to whom the ROBERT best minds pour out libations, it is BROWNING Robert Browning. We think of him as dwelling on high Olympus; we read his lines by the light of dim candles; we quote him in sonorous monotone at twilight when soft-sounding organ j$i chants come to us mellow and sweet. Browning's poems form a lover's litany to that elect few who hold that the true mating of a man and woman is the marriage of the mind. And thrice blest was Browning, in that fate allowed him to live his philosophy--to work his poetry up into life, and then again to transmute life and love into art. Pate was kind: success came his way so slowly that he was never subjected to the fierce, dazzling searchlight of publicity: his recognition in youth was limited to a few obscure friends and neighbors. And when distance divided him from these, they forgot him; so there seems a hiatus in his history, when for a score of years literary England dimly remembered some one by the name of Browning, but could not just place him. About the year 1868 the author of « Sor ROBERT dello" was induced to appear at an evening of " UnBROWNING cut Leaves" at the house of a nobleman at the WestEnd, London. James Russell Lowell was present and was congratulated by a lady, sitting next to him, on the fact that Browning was an American, if "But only by adoption!" answered the gracious Lowell. "Yes," said the lady, "I believe his father was an Englishman, so you Americans cannot have all the credit; but surely he shows the Negro or Indian blood of his mother. Very clev...

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Title:Little Journeys To The Homes Of English AuthorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217938876

ISBN - 13:9780217938877

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