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The Laboratory Analysis



Author: Poetry of Robert Browning Type: Poetry Views: 6818

ANCIEN REGIMEINow that I, tying thy glass mask tightly,

May gaze through these faint smokes curling whitely,

As thou pliest thy trade in this devil's-smithy-Which is the poison to poison her, prithee?IIHe is with her; and they know that I know

Where they are, what they do: they believe my tears flow

While they laugh, laugh at me, at me fled to the drear

Empty church, to pray God in, for them!-I am here.IIIGrind away, moisten and mash up thy paste,

Pound at thy powder,-I am not in haste!

Better sit thus, and observe thy strange things,

Than go where men wait me and dance at the King's.IVThat in the mortar-you call it a gum?

Ah, the brave tree whence such gold oozings come!

And yonder soft phial, the exquisite blue,

Sure to taste sweetly,-is that poison too?VHad I but all of them, thee and thy treasures,

What a wild crowd of invisible pleasures!

To carry pure death in an earring, a casket,

A signet, a fan-mount, a filigree-basket!VISoon, at the King's, a mere lozenge to give,

And Pauline should have just thirty minutes to live!

But to light a pastille, and Elise, with her head,

And her breast, and her arms, and her hands, should drop dead!VIIQuick-is it finished? The colour's too grim!

Why not soft like the phial's, enticing and dim?

Let it brighten her drink, let her turn it and stir,

And try it and taste, ere she fix and prefer!VIIIWhat a drop! She's not little, no minion like me-That's why she ensnared him: this never will free

The soul from those strong, great eyes,-say, "No!"

To that pulse's magnificent come-and-go.IXFor only last night, as they whispered, I brought

My own eyes to bear on her so, that I thought

Could I keep them one-half minute fixed, she would fall,

Shrivelled; she fell not; yet this does it all!XNot that I bid you spare her the pain!

Let death be felt and the proof remain;

Brand, burn up, bite into its grace-He is sure to remember her dying face!XIIs it done? Take my mask off! Nay, be not morose,

It kills her, and this prevents seeing it close:

The delicate droplet, my whole fortune's fee-If it hurts her, beside, can it ever hurt me?XIINow, take all my jewels, gorge gold to your fill,

You may kiss me, old man, on my mouth if you will!

But brush this dust off me, lest horror it brings

Ere I know it-next moment I dance at the King's!






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how about the people that can actually speak English comment on this page. init bruv altho its up2u! What are you lot on!

| Posted on 2012-05-16 | by a guest


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There she goes shakin\' that *** on the floorBumpin\' and grindin\' that poleThe way she\'s grindin\' that poleI think I\'m losin\' control
Get buzzed, get drunk, get crunk, get buzzed upHit the strip club, don\'t forget ones, get the big fundsGet rubbed, zip it up, get wasted, sh** face-tedPasted, blasted, puke, drink, throw up, get a new drinkHit the bathroom sink, throw upWipe your shoe clean, got a routine goin\'Still got a few chunks on them shoestrings showin\'I was dehydrated ‘til the beat vibratedI was revibed as soon as this chick gyrated them hipsAnd licked them lips and that was itI had to get Nate Dogg here to sing somethin\'
Two to the one, from the one, to the threeI like good * and I like good *S**** so much **** you wouldn\'t believeAnd I get more *** than a toilet seatThree to the one, from the one, to the threeI met a bad chick last night in the DLet me tell you how I made her leave with meConversation and Hennessey
I\'ve been to the * mountain topHeard * talk, seen ‘em dropIf I ain\'t got a weapon I\'ma pick up a rockAnd when I bust yo\' ass I\'ma continue to rockGetcha *** of the wall with your two left feetIt\'s real easy just follow the beatDon\'t let that fine girl pass you byLook real close ‘cause strobe lights blind
We about to have a party(Turn the music up)Let\'s get it started(Go ahead an\' shake your butt)I\'m lookin\' for a girl with a body and a sexy strutWanna get it poppin\' baby step right upSome girls they act *Some girls are ‘bout it ‘bout itI\'m lookin\' for a girl that will do whatever the **** I sayEvery day she be givin\' it up
Shake that *** for me, shake that *** for meC\'mon girl, shake that *** for me, shake that *** for meOh girl, shake that *** for me, shake that *** for meC\'mon girl, shake that *** for me, shake that *** for me
{ From: x }
I\'m a menace, a dentist, an oral hygienistOpen your mouth for about four or five minutesTake a little bit of this fluoride rininseSwish but don\'t spit it, swallow and I\'ll finish, shhYeah, me and Nate D-O double GLookin\' for a couple chickens with some double D\'sPop a little champagne and a couple a deseMix it with her bubbly, we finna finna have a
We about to have a party(Turn the music up)Let\'s get it started(Go ahead an\' shake your butt)I\'m lookin\' for a girl I can **** in my Hummer truckApple Bottom jeans and a big ol\' ****Some girls they act *Some girls are ‘bout it ‘bout itI want a * that sit at the crib with no panties onKnows that she can, but she won\'t say no
Now look at this lady all in front of me, sexy as can beTonight I want a s***, would you be mine?I heard she was freaky from a friend of mine
Now I hope you don\'t get mad at meBut I told Nate you was a freakHe said he wants a s***, hope you don\'t mindI told him how you like it from behind
Shake that *** for me, shake that *** for meC\'mon girl, shake that *** for me, shake that *** for meOh girl, shake that *** for me, shake that *** for meC\'mon girl, shake that *** for me, shake that *** for me
We bout\' to have a party(Turn the music up)Let\'s get it started(Go ahead an\' shake your butt)I\'m lookin\' for a girl with a body and a sexy strutWanna get it poppin\' baby step right upSome girls they act *Some girls are ‘bout it ‘bout itI\'m lookin\' for a girl that will do whatever the **** I sayEvery day she be givin\' it up
There she goes, shakin\' that *** on the floorBumpin\' and grindin\' that poleThe way she\'s grindin\' that poleI think I\'m losin\' control
God, I\'m oldI ain\'t leavin\' without you *Come here, home with meAnd my boy, and his boy, and his boy, and his girl, hahaNate Dogg

| Posted on 2012-03-05 | by a guest


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The Poems show a political or environmental sate in society and the way the writer influences the reader and ourselves as a way of portraying hir/her ideas for the future and the fact that each poem shows the real dangerous nature and attitude of the persona, chills me for the fact that these persona are actually crying out for help and a want, even need for change in this product of society which turn there eyes away from the needy.

| Posted on 2012-02-08 | by a guest


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The Poems show a political or environmental sate in society and the way the writer influences the reader and ourselves as a way of portraying hir/her ideas for the future and the fact that each poem shows the real dangerous nature and attitude of the persona, chills me for the fact that these persona are actually crying out for help and a want, even need for change in this product of society which turn there eyes away from the needy.

| Posted on 2012-02-08 | by a guest


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The Poems show a political or environmental sate in society and the way the writer influences the reader and ourselves as a way of portraying hir/her ideas for the future and the fact that each poem shows the real dangerous nature and attitude of the persona, chills me for the fact that these persona are actually crying out for help and a want, even need for change in this product of society which turn there eyes away from the needy.

| Posted on 2012-02-08 | by a guest


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hiii..x
i\'m doing my exam on the laboratory and the last duches..I really need help,I do understand the poem but it\'s just explaining every stanza properly and adding all them DETAILS, for example what was he thinking when he was writing this, and what was he trying to show us, also all them poem techniques he used, and also i need to add something about Victorian times ? reeeally confused because i\'m not even english hahaha! kdnjhsbdyigufd arr im gonna fail this ;p

| Posted on 2011-12-01 | by a guest


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have an exam in an hour help ! you need to show strong emotions between my last duchess, the laboratory and macbeth ?

| Posted on 2011-10-19 | by a guest


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this did help alot although we did a bit of it in class..lol:)

| Posted on 2011-05-24 | by a guest


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my last duchess is a very hard poem 2 understand, i have tried 2 annalise it but i needed alot of help, so your comparing a poem 2 the play romeo nd juliet? Maxine x

| Posted on 2011-05-19 | by a guest


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\"i am not in haste\"-at the start of the poem she is calm and just lets him get on with his work but nearer the end she starts to get inpatient-\"quick-is it finished?\"
\"gold oozings come...exquisite blue\"- shes talking about the poison as if they are something beautiful.shes trying to turn death into something good so she doesnt feel so bad about killing someone.
\"To carry pure death in an earing\"- shes comparing the poison to her jewelry, she wants to put the poison in her earing so she can hide x starts off just wanting to kill one person, but after she starts to think she realises more people she wants to kill.
\"Her breast and her arms and her hands should drop dead\"- the poison wont just kill her in one go, she wants it to kill her slowly, one bit at a time.
\"the colours too dim!\"- she wanted it to be a beautiful thing but instead its the opposite.
\"What a drop! shes not little\"- shes saying that a drop wont be enough becasue she a big girl.
\"let death be felt\"- she doesnt want a fast death, she wants her to suffer for what she did and die a slow painful death.
\"he is sure to remember her dieing face\"- she wants him to suffer just as much as her.
\"take my mask off! Nay, be no morose\"- she feels the mask is stopping her from really being apart of the murder, she thinks that the mask id protecting her from death.
\"you may kiss me old man\"- shes kind of up herself now that she has the poison, she feels in control.
Hope that helpped, Maxine x

| Posted on 2011-05-19 | by a guest


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thia didnt help much i cant see no explanation and i have a exam next week the question is comparing romeo and juliet to the laborotory and my last dutchess HELP

| Posted on 2011-05-19 | by a guest


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that guy at the top is a douche, \"wateva u all r jst stupid init man.\".. at least they get it you musophobist moron, INIT BRAV.

| Posted on 2011-05-13 | by a guest


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this person (Posted on 2010-12-26 | by a guest)
who posted their explanation of the peom is legend
well done mate. bravo, you tank

| Posted on 2011-03-30 | by a guest


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omg!
ppl r so weird 2 b honest
commenting on poems nd da flipping hell
wtf,, weirdos.
wateva u all r jst stupid init man.

| Posted on 2011-03-30 | by a guest


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omg!
ppl r so weird 2 b honest
commenting on poems nd da flipping hell
wtf,, weirdos.
wateva u all r jst stupid init man.

| Posted on 2011-03-30 | by a guest


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omg!
ppl r so weird 2 b honest
commenting on poems nd da flipping hell
wtf,, weirdos.
wateva u all r jst stupid init man.

| Posted on 2011-03-30 | by a guest


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the roman numerals seem to emphasise the fact that this is in the form of a monologue, this is also why we end up feeling not much sympathy for the woman she is about to poison, we believe she musty have done something terrible to make the speaker this mad. there is also quite alot of historical context as it keeps talking bout the \'kings dance\' and the subtitle \'ancien regrime\' means an old form of government. and seriously, i really dont think this woman is a lesbian... lol

| Posted on 2011-03-05 | by a guest


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the roman numerals seem to emphasise the fact that this is in the form of a monologue, this is also why we end up feeling not much sympathy for the woman she is about to poison, we believe she musty have done something terrible to make the speaker this mad. there is also quite alot of historical context as it keeps talking bout the \'kings dance\' and the subtitle \'ancien regrime\' means an old form of government. and seriously, i really dont think this woman is a lesbian... lol

| Posted on 2011-03-05 | by a guest


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Hey i have a wonderful test tommorrow and we need to do a little speech and i got this poem to talk about...yay *cough*. What i think this poem is about is the following:
she is a courtesan- used to be the best- now she isn\'t-wants to kill all the other courtesans as well (Pauline and Elise)
-woman is very deranged as she goes to such long lengths to poison her rival in love.
The pace of the poem quickens through the use of rhyming couplets in each stanza which matches her increasing excitement as the apothecary does his magic.
At first she all like take your time (\"I am not in haste\") but as the possibilities of power come into the poem later on she hurries the man (\"quick is it finished\")
What i find really strange or deranged is that she seems pretty carefree about the whole matter as if she\'s done all this before and she doesn\'t care about the consequences. The last line shows that she thinks she can go back to her old life. silly woman!
I really hope this helps, i\'m not really very clever.
This is the six a clock nyooz. Belt up. woop woop

| Posted on 2011-02-27 | by a guest


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M8 u guyz iz thik n dat it iz obz bout sum bitch that iz whoring h3rs3lf out 4 h3roin n dat yeyeyeyeyeyeye blates bletherin
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big up the 3nglish lessnz masiv

| Posted on 2011-01-17 | by a guest


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serial killers.. the poem is about a women poisening her lovers lover as he was snatched away from her..
glass mask couls suggest a barrier..
its ironik how she wants to kill.. then she prays in church..
she may feel unguilty (vigilante= saving him).. or her guilt may be catching up with her for a moment..
\"Ah, the brave tree whence such gold oozings come!
And yonder soft phial, the exquisite blue\"
maybe the womens beauty..???
and \"sweetly\" may interpret the revenge as revenge tastes sweet is a common phrase..
she feels her lover was snatched away from her to pauline by her beauty.. her breasts symbolise womanhood.. hands deluicacy.. and so on..
she feels like a minion.. she is insecure of her body and beauty..
she falls.. its her imagination.. she is enjoying the sadistic thoughts and all that shit..
however she then members she fell not..
oh boo hoo for her..
bite into its grace= kill her beauty..
brush off this dust.. get rid of her evidence..
dance at the kings.. she thinks after she kills she will continue life as normal.. the deluded bitch..
You may kiss me, old man, on my mouth if you will= shell pay anytyhing for this.. hence jelus.. mean.. sadistic.. no remorse.. blahblahblah..
hope this helps!..:).. Xx

| Posted on 2010-12-26 | by a guest


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DIS DUS NT HELP ME 1 BIT INNIT BLUDDD. HWEVER I AM LUVIN U GYSSSS

| Posted on 2010-12-13 | by a guest


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i need help with an question the question is write about the way browning uses language to create the atmosphere in the laboratory and the malevolent natureof the jealous woman. How does he manage to create this effect ) that was the question pls i need help :D

| Posted on 2010-11-04 | by a guest


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a im dying buh sme ov dis info iz reeeely hlpfl. im duin dis stpd essay on Thomas hardy da rtard hu haz made my lyf sooo hard!

| Posted on 2010-10-19 | by a guest


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a im dying buh sme ov dis info iz reeeely hlpfl. im duin dis stpd essay on Thomas hardy da retard hu haz made my lyf sooo hard!

| Posted on 2010-10-19 | by a guest


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This is about a lady that was crazzy! so she done make some poisens and she poisened her husbands lady friend cus she dont like nobody messn around on her

| Posted on 2010-10-08 | by a guest


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This poem is quite sad, its about a woman who wants to kill her rivalry. The rivalry is basically her husbands cheat.

| Posted on 2010-09-27 | by a guest


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We are analysing this poem in english. I figured that the poisons she is to use could be cyanide: \"And yonder soft phial, the exquisite blue,\" strychnine \"Brand, burn up and bite into its grace,\" and curare: \"Ah, the brave tree whence such gold oozings come,\".

| Posted on 2010-09-15 | by a guest


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its amazing for reading just be before bed :) its a great bed time story :)

| Posted on 2010-06-22 | by a guest


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and she aint a lesbian i dunno where u got that lol... and guest who posted on 2009-06-22 there is no need for that language dude!

| Posted on 2010-06-15 | by a guest


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Its about a woman who is well cross wth her husband/man for cheatin on her so she kills his mistress

| Posted on 2010-06-15 | by a guest


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It is about a woman who is gonna kill her husband's lover coz she found out he was cheatin on her and she is well angry with them both! :)

| Posted on 2010-06-15 | by a guest


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Can someone please tell me what 'The Kings' is in the poem The Laboratory. If you can it would be grateful as i have a gcse exam coming up on this poem

| Posted on 2010-05-21 | by a guest


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how would u describe the main character???? please help

| Posted on 2010-03-22 | by a guest


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hello.. i really need HELP...PLEASE REPLY BACKK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE...I'VE GOT 3 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE LABROUTARY OR MY LAST DUCHESS!!
1-WHAT IS THE PERSON TELLING US ABOU??
2-WHAT IS YOUR INTERPRETATION ABOUT THE POEM??
3-WHAT DO YOU BASE THE INTERPRETATION??
4-What does the kind of language show you in the poem??

| Posted on 2010-02-03 | by a guest


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This poem is about a woman who goes to that guy to make her a poison. She wants to kill the new mistress of her husband. She gives all her money and the product is only a drop! she is dissapointed but then lets the man kiss her and she goes to dance at the kings

| Posted on 2010-02-03 | by a guest


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its a poem about this lady who wants revenger from her partner for cheating on her so she then goes to this chamicalist n then pays him to make poison to kill that lady i think
anyways i have to write an assessment about this thing n im only 13

| Posted on 2010-01-04 | by a guest


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Im confussed about the poetic devices used in this poem and also the specific vocab and figurative language and rhyme...help please :)

| Posted on 2009-10-06 | by a guest


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to the ~child~ a poem is not just a straight forward story. there small details that should be noticed throughout the poem which give it personality and vigour. It represents how much has not changed throughout the ages, when jealousy and a scorned woman can throw all ratioanlity into the wind. The pschological mind-set of the woman in quesiton, has thoroughly disintergrated from what was probably a very dignified and proud lady of a "king's" court.
"like a woman scorned"

| Posted on 2009-09-13 | by a guest


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jeez how hard can it be? All it is, is a poem about a woman who's really upset and angry and jealous because her lover is cheating on her so she wants to poison her! thats all! so stop friggin repeating each other its pointless! i'm 14 and i already understood the poem! get your brains in gear!

| Posted on 2009-06-22 | by a guest




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