Robert & Elizabeth Browning Robert Browning was born on May 7, 1812, in Camberwell (a suburb of London), the first child of Robert and Sarah Anna Browning. His mother was a fervent Evangelical and an accomplished pianist.
A product of Victorian England, English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning lived for years as an invalid dominated by her father. However, Sonnets from the Portuguese her most well known work, was written after she escaped her father's control.
Robert Burns Robert Burns was born in Alloway, Ayrshire on 25 January 1759.
His father was a gardener and tenant farmer, and the life he was brought up in made him acutely aware of society's unfairness as he laboured hard yet lived in poverty.
The Perfect Heart One day a young man was standing in the middle of the town proclaiming that he
had the most beautiful heart in the whole valley. A large crowd gathered and
they all admired his heart for it was perfect. There was not a mark or a flaw in
it. Yes, they all agreed it truly was the most beautiful heart they had ever
seen. The young man was very proud and boasted more loudly about his beautiful
Suddenly, an old man appeared at the front of the crowd and said, 'Why your
heart is not nearly as beautiful as mine.'
A Love letter By Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. Do you know what this is--a wedding anniversary letter. I think it
should arrive about on the right date. Do you remember that hot June
day thirty-three years ago?--the church jammed--Father with a lovely
waistcoat with small blue spots--the Rough Riders--the ushers in
cutaways--the crowds in the street--your long white veil and tight
little bodice--the reception at Aunt Harriet's--Uncle Ed--your mother
with one of her extraordinary hats that stood straight up.
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