Browning has been a multitude of persons; only (as Shakespeare's only untried style was the simple one) almost never simple ones; and certainly he has controlled them all to profoundly interesting artistic ends by his own powerful personality.
Browning himself told us that to him little else seems worth study except the development of a soul, the incidents, the story, of that.
But the impression of that fleeting glimpse lingered, and when the time came for him to beat a stumbling retreat and go, she lent him the volume of Swinburne, and another of Browning
- she was studying Browning
in one of her English courses.
Make her as comfortable as you can, and when she is in her little bed I'll come and say good-night," he added, when the bath was ready and the blankets browning
nicely before the fire.
Bassett pondered, remembering his Browning
and gazing at his skeleton-like and fever-wasted hands.
, 1806- Charlotte Bronte, Carlyle, 1795-1881.
But when I came to make the bed I found, between the blankets, dropped apparently as he had sunk off to sleep, a complete Browning
, the Cambridge Edition.