"Home Thoughts from Abroad" is a poem by Robert Browning. It was written in 1845 while Browning was on a visit to northern Italy, and was first published in his Dramatic Romances and Lyrics. Specifically, the line: "Oh, to be in England now that April's there ..." is found in this poem by Robert Browning. It is well known that the arrival of April will always remind a few people of this delightful poem, "Home Thoughts From Abroad"; which is a nice reminiscence of England in the spring. It is one of the poems people often learn by heart when they are youngsters.

Robert Browning (May 1812 – December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humor, social commentary, historical settings and challenging vocabulary and syntax.

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