Recent Posts Shortcode Not Rendering HTML

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Usage page for Recent Network Posts indicates the follwoing shortcode parameter can be used to display HTML before the list of posts:

global_before=”text or HTML element” – Executes above the list of entries.

When using the following shortcode, however, the hyperlink does not render. Instead, the actual code displays. (See screenshot.)

[globalrecentposts number=&quot;4&quot; title_link=&quot;yes&quot; title_characters=&quot;25&quot; content_characters=&quot;40&quot; show_avatars=&quot;yes&quot; avatar_size=&quot;32&quot; global_before=&quot;<a href=http://tripawds.com/blogs>&raquo; Browse All Blogs</a>&quot;]

Am I missing something? Can anyone replicate this?