1954.  RB to EBB

As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 10, 279–280.


12. Wednesday– [Postmark: 25 June 1845]

Pomegranates you may cut deep down the middle & see into, but not hearts, [1] —so why should I try & speak?

Friday is best day because nearest, but Saturday is next best—it is next near, you know: if I get no note, therefore, Friday is my day–

Now is Post-time,—which happens properly.

God bless you, & so

your own RB

Address: Miss Barrett, / 50 Wimpole Street.

Postmark: 3AN3 JU25 1845 B.

Docket, in EBB’s hand: 26.

Publication: RB-EBB, p. 105.

Manuscript: Wellesley College.

1. Cf. EBB’s “Lady Geraldine’s Courtship” in Poems (1844) lines 165–166.


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