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The Book, The Ring, and The Poet
Robert Browning was born May 7, 1812 in the London suburb of Camberwell. He attended a boarding school near his home. In 1824 he wrote a volume of verse that his parents tried to have published. Browning later destroyed the book. Four years later he enrolled in the University of London, but withdrew after a few months.
“Pauline,” his first poem was published anonymously and attracted little attention. He then wrote for the stage, but his ...