Refrigerator magnet pictures Victorian poet, Robert Browning (1812-1889). Robert Browning is respected for dramatic verse. His wife, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, was also a popular poet. Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling, Ezrz Pound and T.S. Elliot are authors thought to have been influenced by Browning. His most highly regarded work is The Ring and the Book. His best known piece is the Pied Piper of Hamelin.