Robert Browning: Poems

She thanked men,—good! but thanked Somehow—I know not how—as if she ranked My gift of a nine-hundred-years-old name With anybody’s gift. (My Last Duchess)

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The Duke is accusing the Duchess of flirtatious, disgraceful behavior. These actions were considered indecent by her husband, who'd given her a title (nine-hundred year old name).


My Last Duchess