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But let the objector ask somebody with no knowledge to subvert, how he supposes ‘Circe’ is spelt in Greek, and the answer will be ’with a soft c.’  Inform him that no such letter exists, and he guesses, ‘Then with s, if there be anything like it’ Tell him that, to eye and ear equally, his own k answers the purpose, and you have, at all events, taught him that much, if little enough—­and why does he live unless to learn a little?”

“R.  B.”

Jan. 4, 1866.

A CHRONOLOGICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BROWNING’S WORKS.

1833.  PAULINE; A FRAGMENT OF A CONFESSION. 8vo.  Saunders and Otley, 1833.  Dated at the end “Richmond, Oct. 22, 1832.”  Reprinted in the six vol. editions of the Poetical Works, 1868, and later.  Also reprinted from the original edition and edited by T. J. Wise, 1886.

1834.  SONNET, “Eyes calm beside thee (Lady couldst thou know!”) Dated Aug. 17, 1834, and signed “Z.” Monthly Repository, vol. viii., N.S., 1834, p. 712.  Not reprinted by Mr. Browning.

1835.  PARACELSUS.  By Robert Browning. 8vo.  Effingham Wilson, 1835.  Reprinted in Poems, 2 vols. 1849, and in Poetical Works later, but without Preface, dated 15th March, 1835.

1835.  THE KING.  “A king lived long ago.” 54 lines signed “Z,” in the Monthly Repository, vol. ix., N.S., 1835, pp. 707-8.  Afterwards given in Pippa Passes (sc.  I, act iii.) with six additional lines.

1836.  PORPHYRIA.  “The rain set early in to-night.”  Sixty lines signed “Z,” in Monthly Repository, vol. x., N.S., 1836, pp. 43-4.  Afterwards appeared in Bells and Pomegranates under the heading “Madhouse Cells II.”  Was called “Porphyria’s Lover” in the Works, 1863 and after.

1836.  JOHANNES AGRICOLA.  “There’s Heaven above; and night by night.”  Sixty lines signed “Z,” in Monthly Repository, vol. x., N.S., 1836, pp. 45-6.  Reprinted in Bells and Pomegranates under the heading “Madhouse Cells I.”

1836.  LINES.  “Still ailing, wind? wilt be appeased or no?” Six stanzas signed “Z,” in the Monthly Repository, vol. x., N.S., 1836, pp. 270-71.  Reappeared in Dramatis Personae (1864) as the first six stanzas of section vi. of “James Lee.”

1837.  STRAFFORD:  AN HISTORICAL TRAGEDY.  By Robert Browning. 8vo.  Longmans, 1837.  Acted at Covent Garden Theatre, May 1, 1837.  Reprinted without preface in Poetical Works, 863, and later.  Acting edition, for the North London Collegiate School for Girls, 1882, 8vo.  An edition (including preface of 1837) with notes and preface by Miss E. H. Hickey, and introduction by S. R. Gardiner, LL.D., 1884, 8vo.

1840.  SORDELLO.  By Robert Browning. 8vo.  E. Moxon, 1840.  Revised edition with prefatory letter to J. Milsand, in Poetical Works, 3 vols. 1863, and later.

1841-6.  BELLS AND POMEGRANATES.  Eight numbers in wrappers, Rl. 8vo., 1841-46, as follows:—­

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