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Robert Browning: Buttonhole

Robert Browning was once buttonholed at a party by a bore who riddled the poet with inane questions about his work. At last, Browning contrived to escape: "But my dear fellow, this is too bad," he said, turning away. "I am monopolizing you."

[When his wife (Elizabeth Barrett Browning) developed an addiction to laudanum, Browning used Chianti to wean her from the drug.]

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