Mr. Browning may very fairly retort on some of his critics, who complain that they do not understand him, "I cannot supply you with understanding. I give you poetry, and cannot give you brains nor am I compelled to shew the poetic pabulum for such as may be in a state of mumbling intellectual toothlessness."—Yours, &c, Gerald Massey (letter to the editor of The Reader (1864).

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