Italian dating norms


22-Jun-2015 19:29

Dating in Italy can be difficult for a foreign woman.She is credited with moving forward the art of sonnet-writing in the English language with her moving, heartfelt, and thought-provoking sonnets.

But before marrying Robert and moving to Italy with him, Elizabeth wrote sonnets to him and eventually published them under the title 'Sonnets from the Portuguese'.

Robert called her 'my Portuguese', and she wrote the sonnets during their courtship for him.

That was because I never met a man without a woman he was promised to marry.

I learned later that many men tried to keep a woman in reserve, in case all their messing around turned up nothing better.

The poets Elizabeth and Robert Browning were famous Italophiles.

I describe them and some of their work on a page dedicated to them.



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