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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"

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