"Browning"
Robert Browning by Pen (1882)
Public DomainRobert Browning by Pen (1882) - Credit: Robert Wiedemann Browning
Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her son, Pen (1860) - by courtesy of Eton College
Public DomainElizabeth Barrett Browning and her son, Pen (1860) - by courtesy of Eton College - Credit: unknown

Robert Browning (1812-1899) was a well-known Victorian poet, who was also a playwright.

Amongst his best known works are: Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came, and The Pied Piper of Hamelin (a poem for children):

Into the street the Piper stept,

Smiling first a little smile

As if he knew what magic slept,

In his quiet pipe the while;

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He was the husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and the couples' romance was the subject of a 1934 film entitled The Barretts of Wimpole Street.