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The Laboratory

The Laboratory


by Robert Browning

The Laboratory: Pestilent Potent Poisons True or False

1. What color is the "soft phial" in line 15? -> Orange
2. Why isn't our speaker happy with the poison? -> It's an unpleasant color.
3. What does the old man mix the poison in? -> A human skull
4. Which items (among others) does our speaker imagine she could hide poison in? -> An earring and a basket
5. What does she call the poison when it's done? -> A "perilous puddle"