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MERTHYR INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.

SIR THOMAS PHILLIPS' LIBRARY.

THE " MR. BROWNING " MR. GOSSE…

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THE MR. BROWNING MR. GOSSE KNEW. Recalling his association with Browning. which began, he said, a quarter of a century ago, Mr. Gosse said, in a recent lecture 1 am Ixmnd to tell you that I saw a different Browning from the hero of all the handbooks and gospels' which are now in vogne. People are beginning .to treat this vehement and honest poet as if he were a sort of Marcus Aurelius and John the Baptist rolled into one. I have just •sen a book in which it i* proposed that Browning should supersede the Bible, in which it is asserted that a set of his volumes will teach religion better than all the theologiea of the world. Well, I did not know that holv monster. But what I saw was an unosten. tatious, keen, active man of the world, one who never failed to give good practical advice in matters of busi- ness and conduct, one who loved bis friend*, hut certainly hated his enemies, a man alive in every eager, passionate nerve of him, a man who loved to discuss people and affairs, and a bit ot a gossip, a bit of a partisan, too, and not without his humorous pre- judices. He was simple to a high degree, eimple in his sorupulous dres", his loud, happy voioe, his insati- able curiosity. Of the two greatKSt poets of our century, Tennyson was possessed with the instinct of picturesque singularity. His extraordinary face, his gait, his long hair, everything, even to his dress, added to the individual effect. Tennyson was once staying in town with some friends of mine, and came in com- plaining that people were horribly rude, that every- body stared at him. The grown-up people of the bouse were most sympathetic, when a little boy suddenly asked, If yon don't like to be stared at, why do yon wear a purple cloak!' I like Tennyson for wearing a purple cloak, but I also like Browning for wearing exactly wlit everybody else did-for always escaping being stared at, though he walked through London streets every day of his life."

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