Mystery Monday: Love Is In The Air
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Today's task: It's spring and love is in the air, so let's take a look at some historic love letters written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning.
Here's how to play:
Step 1: Need a few tips on reading old letters? Take a look back at this Civil War Letter tutorial.
Step 2: Begin the hunt!
Step 3: Use your skills to locate the answers to the questions below and then hit submit to receive your Sleuth Level badge.
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What was the occupation of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning?
In the letters of January 10th and January 11th, 1845, who is the mutual friend of Mr. Browning and Mrs. Barrett that seemingly brought the two together?
In a letter dated January 15th, 1845 written to Robert Browning from Elizabeth Barrett, she refers to a phrase "Testa Lunga." What does it mean?
In a letter to Elizabeth Barrett on January 28th, 1845, Robert claims that Elizabeth knows how much about him?
February 11th, 1845, Robert Browning speaks of two other famous writer's and how they take criticism. Which two writers are they?
February 17th, 1845 Elizabeth Barrett closes her letter with the sentiment "The soul of ____________________ fades from me."
February 26th, 1845, what play is Robert Browning planning to close with?
February 27th, 1845, what does Elizabeth Barrett say May is like?
February 27th, 1845, Elizabeth Barrett says she used to kiss what inanimate object because they made her so happy?
Besides English, what language do both Elizabeth and Robert use?
Bonus Question: Where else on the internet can you find Barrett Browning Letters?
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