With the game taking on a much greater ebb
and flow, Valentine was forced to clear off the Dragons' goal-line after Ruddy failed to take Hurst's cross, before the Bury forward almost latched onto a dangerous through ball.
A year after her death, the North American Review was asserting that Aurora Leigh "was written, not by Elizabeth Barrett, but by Browning's wife," and made of the epic tale simply a "story of love, as it lay concealed in the heart of a woman, to rise in overmastering strength at the fulness of time." (10) In the same year, the Dublin University Magazine asserts that "she would never have reached so high a point if she had not married a great poet." (11) The greater EBB
's achievement, the greater her reliance on Browning; the broader her reading, the greater her indebtedness to a range of predecessors.