Poet to Poet: How the Brownings Fell in Love by Writing Letters

Portraits of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning (Public domain)

“I love your verses with all my heart, dear Miss Barrett …” — Robert Browning’s first letter to Elizabeth Barrett, 10 January 1845

Thirty-eight-year-old Elizabeth Barrett had long given up the hope that she would fall in love and marry when Robert Browning came into her life. Since…

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