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Flowerama Columbus is a locally owned and operated florist with four flower shop locations in the greater Columbus, Ohio area. We offer the best selection of farm fresh flowers, plants and gifts in town. Choose from local same-day or express flower delivery service. Flowerama Columbus has been voted “Best Florist in Columbus” on numerous occasions. Most recently in 2018
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Love Stories for Valentines
On January 10, 1845, The great poet, Robert Browning wrote to Elizabeth Barrett. She was an internationally renowned poet and he was a 32 year old poet who was not yet famous. Robert was enamored with her poetry and volume of poems. In his message to Elizabeth he said “I love your verses with all my heart, dear Miss Barrett—I do, as I say, love these verses with all my heart”. This started a 20 month long correspondence of over 600 letters and is one of the greatest literary correspondences.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning was the daughter of Mary Moulton Barrett and Edward Barrett. Her father as an extremely wealthy landowner who owned sugar plantations in Jamaica. When Elizabeth was just 21, her mother passed away. She was the oldest of the family’s 12 children and often thought to be her father’s favorite child. Edward Barrett was a strict man and forbid his children to get married. In 1846, against Edward’s wishes, Robert and Elizabeth secretly wed.
Robert Browning was the son of Robert and Sarah Anna Browning. His father was a bank clerk and his mother a pianist. He continued his letters to Elizabeth and was very direct about his affection for her. She was very hesitant and refused to see him until May of 1845 which was months after they first started to communicate. Even though Elizabeth was skeptical of marriage and her father was against it, she and Robert continued to secretly see each other.
Some of Elizabeth’s illness was thought by her physician to be worsened by the cold winters in London. He recommended she travel to Pisa Italy. It was there that Robert and she would spend the next 15 years of their lives. They secretly married and had a son. Living happily until her death in 1861, they continued to write poetry. One of the most famous poetic lines ever written came from Barrett Browning’s Sonnets From the Portuguese (1850). The well known line is , “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways”.
Elizabeth continued her works completing a second edition of Poems, as well as Casa Guidi Windows (1851), Poems before Congress (1860), and her well known verse-novel, Aurora Leigh (1857). She was an activist for Italian nationalism, the abolition of American slavery, and for the advancement of women. Robert published Men and Women, which was a dedication to his wife Elizabeth. She died in his arms on June 29, 1861.
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