Any R. Browning scholars in the house?
March 12, 2014 2:24 PM Subscribe
I am struggling to understand a line from Robert Browning's poem, The Bishop Orders His Tomb at St. Praxed's
. The fourth line reads "She, men would have to be your mother once." This does not make sense to me grammatically. I did find this reference
to the same problem, which recommends replacing "she" with "her", which still doesn't sound correct to me. It indicates that the line is a case of bad grammar from a dying man.
Please help me understand what is being said here. TIA
posted by michellenoel to Writing & Language (21 answers total)