The Pamela Positive: Teach Me Love – Robert Browning

Teach me, only teach me, Love!
As I ought.
I will speak thy speech, Love,
Think thy thought-

— Robert Browning

Robert Browning (1812-1889) is a well-known Victorian poet and playwright.  His writing met with little critical or public success for most of his lifetime, though it did bring him to the attention of many other well-known writers, including Thomas Carlyle, Wordsworth and Dickens.  Some of his later works met with wider success, including The Ring and the Book, and he is now highly regarded for his dramatic monologues, and both his long and short poetry.  He is also known for his romance and marriage to Elizabeth Barrett Browning, another famous poet.  He is the subject of her best-known poem, which begins, “How do I love thee, let me count the ways.”


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