1956.  RB to EBB

As published in The Brownings’ Correspondence, 10, 280–281.


Friday Morning– [Postmark: 27 June 1845]

Let me make haste & write down Tomorrow, Saturday, & not later, lest my selfishness be thoroughly got under in its struggle with a better feeling that tells me you must be far too tired for another visitor this week–

What shall I decide on?

Well– Saturday is said—but I will stay not quite so long, nor talk nearly so loud as of old-times—nor will you,—if you understand anything of me,—fail to send down word should you be at all indisposed: I should not have the heart to knock at the door unless I really believed you would do that. Still saying this & providing against the other does not amount, I well know, to the generosity, or justice rather, of staying away for a day or two altogether– But—what “a day or two” may not bring forth! Change to you, change to me– Not all of me, however, can change, thank God–

Yours ever


Or, write, as last night,—if needs be: Monday, Tuesday is not so long to wait– Will you write?

Address: Miss Barrett, / 50 Wimpole Street.

Postmark: 3AN3 JU27 1845 B.

Docket, in EBB’s hand: 27.

Publication: RB-EBB, pp. 106–107.

Manuscript: Wellesley College.


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