Letters of the Brownings to George Barrett

Letters of the Brownings to George Barrett

Letters of the Brownings to George Barrett

Letters of the Brownings to George Barrett

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"And then the biographer is parsimonious of her letters, -- which always tell a story of life better than the best abstract of it, elaborated by the cold hands of another-"

letter 13, p. 72

Volumes of the Brownings' letters accumulate as interest in their poetry wanes. To turn that sentence around would infer something more than the truth and yet, in Robert's case at least, something not altogether false. At any rate there can be no doubt about either fact. The New Letters of Knickerbocker and DeVane , McAleer Dearest Isa, Miss Miller Elizabeth Barrett to Miss Mitford, and Miss McCarthy Elizabeth Barrett to Mr. Boyd have all appeared within the past six years in addition to . . .

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