Friday, December 26, 2008

Three of the World’s Famous Couples!

...and their awww-inspiring love stories!

Here's an advance treat for the valentine season. hehe.

Robert and Elizabeth Browning.

Robert Browning and Elizabeth Browning were both well-known poets from the Victorian era. They are renowned for the letters they wrote to each other, and their romantic poetry, especially Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poem, “Sonnet XLIII”, which starts with, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”
Both of them were late bloomers. They met when Elizabeth was already 39 years old and Robert was 33. Because of objections from Elizabeth’s father and her own poor health, their courtship was kept secret.

Cleopatra and Marc Anthony

Cleopatra was the Queen of Egypt and Marc Anthony was a general in the Roman army. They met while Marc Anthony was trying to gain control of Rome after the assassination of Julius Caesar.
Anthony quickly fell in love with Cleopatra, who was known to be a very intelligent and charming woman. They got married and planned to rule Rome together.
When he heard the false news that Cleopatra was dead, Marc Anthony fell on his sword on purpose and died. Cleopatra learned of her love’s death and also ended her life by letting two poisonous snakes bite her.

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart was already a well-known actor when he met Lauren Bacall on the set of the movie To Have and Have Not. She was 19 years old, he was 45. In spite of the age difference, they still dated and a year after meeting each other, they got married. They had two children, a boy and a girl.
After starring in To Have and Have Not, Lauren made one movie every year for four years. She starred with her husband in all four movies, and each was a success.
When Humphrey died of cancer, Lauren was devastated. Humphrey’s marriage to Lauren was his fourth and her first, and it was the only happy one he had. These days, Lauren doesn’t do too many movies, and instead acts in Broadway plays.

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