Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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The English Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning initially took laudanum to treat her childhood spinal tuberculosis. She became a lifelong addict. However, for her opium was a source of poetic inspiration; and letters between Elizabeth and her husband Robert Browning abound with images of scarlet poppies.

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