Excerpt from Pauline Paracelsus: Pippa Passes King Victor and King Charles In preparing this first fully annotated edition of the complete works of Robert Browning, care has been taken to give with accuracy the poets own latest revised text of 1888, 1889; also, to make the Introductions and Notes comprehensive in small space. The aim in the aesthetic part of the Notes has been neither to paraphrase, nor to give comment about the poems, but to epitomize the gist of each one, or, at most, where the poem demanded such treatment, to summarize its leading traits and show its outcome. The Editors believe the notes on the allusions will be found much more complete than in any previous work, the effort having been to consult Browning's own sources wherever possible, to correct existing errors, and to supplement deficiencies. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.