Here's a virtual movie of the great Robert Browning reading his exquisite rumbustious poem "How they Brought the Good News From Ghent To Aix"
How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix is an 1838 poem by Robert Browning. Browning wrote it while at sea, sailing from London to Trieste. The work itself describes an imaginary incident following the historical event of the Pacification of Ghent. The Pacification of Ghent, signed on 8 November 1576, was an alliance of the provinces of the Habsburg Netherlands for the purpose of driving mutinying Spanish mercenary troops from the country and promoting a peace treaty with the rebelling provinces Holland and Zeeland.
In 1889, Browning attempted to recite the poem into a phonograph at a public gathering, but forgot the words; this is the only record of Browning's voice.
Robert Browning (7 May 1812 -- 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets..
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