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The last volume of poems by R. Browning, published 1889. The poems fall into three main groups: an opening series of love lyrics; a group of anecdotal poems and longer narratives; and a concluding group of meditative or reminiscent dramatic monologues. The ‘Epilogue’ to the volume, containing the famous self‐description ‘One who never turned his back but marched breast forward’ etc., stands as a traditional proof of Browning's optimism.

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Robert Browning (1812—1889) poet