We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"

Submit
Advertisement