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Selections from the Poems and Plays of Robert Browning By Robert Browning Characters: 582

Updated: 2017-12-01 00:04


Rafael made a century of sonnets,5

Made and wrote them in a certain volume

Dinted with the silver-pointed pencil

Else he only used to draw Madonnas:

These, the world might view-but one, the volume.

Who that one, you ask? Your heart instructs you.10

Did she live and love it

all her lifetime?

Did she drop, his lady of the sonnets,

Die, and let it drop beside her pillow

Where it lay in place of Rafael's glory,

Rafael's cheek so duteous and so loving-15

Cheek, the world was wont to hail a painter's,

Rafael's cheek, her love had turned a poet's?

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