By M. Garrett
A number of thousand letters to and from Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning have survived, including different info at the composition and context of works from Barrett's 'lines on advantage' written on the age of 8 in 1814 to Browning's Asolando (1889). The Chronology seeks to lead readers via this mass of fabric in 3 major sections: early life, contrasting early backgrounds and careers, and transforming into curiosity in each one other's paintings to 1845; courtship, marriage, Italy, and paintings together with Aurora Leigh and ladies and men (1845-61); Browning's later lifetime of relentless socializing and prolific writing from his go back to London to his loss of life in Venice in 1889. The e-book offers not just special courting yet a lot topic on such subject matters because the Brownings' large interpreting in English, French and classical literature, their many friendships, and their occasionally conflicting political views.
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31 Bro is among the speakers at a celebration dinner in Ledbury for the pro-Reform MP Kedgwin Hoskins. June 4 (Sat) EBB begins her Diary (to 23 April 1832). Here she discusses her reading, her anxiety about the possibility of leaving Hope End, her feelings of uncertainty about HSB’s feelings for her, her jealousy of other young women who visit him (and even, in the case of Henrietta Mushet, read Greek to him), and her anger with herself for entertaining such feelings. She is also nervous at the prospect of HSB’s leaving the area, which his wife and daughter are urging him to do.
Against her claim that he lacks music Horne writes ‘(Wonderfully wrong)’. 19 (Fri) RB has been shown the manuscript of EBB’s ‘The Dead Pan’ by John Kenyon. He returns it with a note praising its ‘famous versiﬁcation’, and Kenyon delights EBB by sending her the note. June 24 (Sat) EBB’s review of Horne’s Orion is published in The Athenaeum. 29 RB is present at a dinner for the Devonshire House Sanatorium with Dickens (who is a member of the committee), Macready, Forster, Procter, Maclise and many others.
At about mid-month the Barretts move to 129 Crawford Street and then to 50 Wimpole Street. May 12 (Sat) RB’s ship passes Pantelleria island and then Malta (13), Sicily (14–16), Otranto (20), and Brindisi (23), before anchoring at Trieste (31) whence he sets off for Venice by steam-boat. Late in the month EBB tells HSB that she has ‘just ﬁnished a very long barbarous ballad’ – ‘The Romaunt of the Page’. ) June 1 (Fri) RB arrives in Venice and takes lodgings at Casa Stefani, Calle Giacomuzzi, San Moise 1139.
A Browning Chronology Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning by M. Garrett